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  Crisis mappers: Mobile technology helps disaster victims worldwide

A breakthrough technology that uses cell phones to aid people in disasters is now being used to help victims of the tornadoes in the Midwest, the earthquake in Japan and the unrest in the Middle East.


The news, by any means necessary

As newsprint gives way to online media, one Japanese daily reverted to an even more old-fashioned publishing approach in a time of crisis: delivering information via pen and paper.


  An island divided: Haitian immigrants deported from the Dominican Republic

More than a year after the earthquake in Haiti, the Dominican Republic is deporting Haitian refugees en masse, prompting allegations of racism and wrongful treatment by human rights activists.


U.S. is due for a sizable quake, but not because of Japan’s

A quake expert explains why recent temblors across the globe don’t make one in the U.S. any more likely — and why there is still cause for concern.


  The crisis in Japan: What it means for nuclear power in the U.S.

Michael Levi, a nuclear expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the future of nuclear power here and around the world after Japan’s earthquake.


  Essay from Japan: A self-inflicted ‘third atomic bomb’

Need to Know correspondent Abby Leonard reports from Japan, where she spoke with a survivor of the Hiroshima nuclear attack about the country’s most recent nuclear crisis.

  7 days in Japan

A gallery of images: The extent of devastation from Friday’s tsunami is just beginning to be assessed on the northeast coast of Japan, while survivors struggle to find basic supplies and engineers scramble to cool damaged reactors at a nuclear power plant there.


A chilling aural portrait of the deadly earthquake near Japan

A sound programmer from Brooklyn produces eerie sound sculptures of the seismic activity from Japan’s devastating earthquake.


Photo: Earthquake, then tsunami slam Japan

A devastating earthquake hit Japan Friday afternoon, triggering a massive, 23-foot tsunami that swept away cars and houses.

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