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    Japan: Two Years After 3/11

    Yesterday marked the anniversary of the three-tiered terror that happened to Japan two years ago. On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit off the eastern coast of Japan. The quake, along with a tsunami reaching heights upwards of 100 feet, slammed the coast of Japan, killing 19,000. The … More

    Iranian Earthquake Victims Blame Their Own Government

    The fracture between Iran’s autocratic government and its people is growing ever wider in the aftermath of the two earthquakes that hit northern Iran last weekend. Tehran’s inadequate response is drawing strong criticism from theAzerbaijan region ofIran, where 16,000 people are now homeless and the official count is now 306 … More

    Red Tape Tangles Aid to Iranian Victims

    U.S. government red tape is preventing American Iranians from sending much-needed aid to the thousands of victims of Saturday’s two earthquakes in northern Iran, aid organizations say. The earthquake killed 300 people and injured thousands in northern Iran. Food and material aid are desperately needed, but aid organizations are telling … More

    Japan: One Year Later

    Yesterday, Japan remembered. On March 11, 2011, an earthquake rocked the coast of Japan. The quake generated the largest recorded tsunami in modern Japanese history, which swept across the northeast coast of Japan. In addition to destruction and loss of life resulting from these natural disasters, facilities at the Fukushima … More

    Scribecast: One Year After Earthquake, Japan's Ambassador Talks Recovery

    Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, a massive jolt to the country that caused widespread damage and had ramifications on the economy and energy sector. Japan is still recovering a year later. This week on Scribecast, we spoke to Japan’s ambassador to the United States, … More

    Virginia Federal Disaster Aid Shows Need for FEMA Reform

    On August 23, 2011, a 5.8 earthquake centered in Virginia was felt throughout the mid-Atlantic. Minor by the standards of the West Coast, the earthquake, even on the less-prepared East Coast, resulted in no deaths or serious injuries and only minor structural damage. Yet President Obama still declared the earthquake … More

    Ohio Earthquakes Spark Drilling Controversy

    Youngstown, Ohio, had a rockin’ New Year’s Eve, but not the kind it hoped for—a 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook the city just one week after a 2.7 magnitude earthquake hit. Fortunately, there was no significant damage or injuries; the focus has primarily been on the cause of the earthquake. Although … More

    No Blank Checks for FEMA

    Heritage’s Jim Carafano appeared on CBS’s “Early Show” to discuss the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) wanting a blank check. FEMA says it has too little money in the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) due to its federalizing a record number of natural disasters this year. (Watch the video here.) As … More

    Lunch with Heritage Online Chat on the Role of FEMA

    With earthquakes and Hurricane Irene ripping through the East Coast last week, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) was tested. How well did they do? Will more funding better the response? Click here to join the chat! We are joined by Heritage Fellow Matt Mayer, and he is taking your questions about … More

    Heritage Radio: Earthquake, Libya, and More

    In last week’s Heritage Libertad Radio program, we covered topics ranging from Libya and the earthquake, to Heritage member questions. For the Spanish segment, click here. For the English segment, click here. You’ll hear Heritage’s position on Libya moving forward and hear answers to questions such as: is the War … More