Bag’s Take-Away:
Because there are other things happening in the world besides election politics — like fooling with Mother Nature.
via MSNBC PhotoBlog
(credit: Joji Otaki / EPA caption:  This handout photo, released Tuesday, shows a healthy adult pale grass blue butterfly (top) and a mutated variety (bottom). Severe mutations were found in butterflies collected near Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.)
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Because there are other things happening in the world besides election politics — like fooling with Mother Nature.

via MSNBC PhotoBlog

(credit: Joji Otaki / EPA caption: This handout photo, released Tuesday, shows a healthy adult pale grass blue butterfly (top) and a mutated variety (bottom). Severe mutations were found in butterflies collected near Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.)

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More from the tsunami 1st anniversary: Back in the day, this photo would have been taken as a preparedness drill (“duck and cover”) against nuclear attack by a foreign enemy. Today in Japan, however, it has a new context — preparation against Mother Nature, along with the additional hell brought on by the domestic nuke industry.

via: The Atlantic "Japan Earthquake One Year Later" slideshow

(photo: Issei Kato/Reuters caption: A child takes cover underneath his desk during a disaster drill named “Shakeout Tokyo” at Izumi elementary school in Tokyo, on March 9, 2012.)

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More from the tsunami 1st anniversary: Back in the day, this photo would have been taken as a preparedness drill (“duck and cover”) against nuclear attack by a foreign enemy. Today in Japan, however, it has a new context — preparation against Mother Nature, along with the additional hell brought on by the domestic nuke industry.

via: The Atlantic "Japan Earthquake One Year Later" slideshow

(photo: Issei Kato/Reuters caption: A child takes cover underneath his desk during a disaster drill named “Shakeout Tokyo” at Izumi elementary school in Tokyo, on March 9, 2012.)

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Earthquake/meltdown one year anniversary: The man who thought he could wash away radiation. 

via: The Atlantic "Japan Earthquake One Year Later" slideshow

(photo: Greg Baker/AP caption: A man washes a door in a bathtub, in an attempt to remove radioactive contamination, at a private house in Hirono, outside Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone, on February 20, 2012. A massive cleanup has begun in towns contaminated by radiation leaks from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, but experts say there is no successful example they can follow, and they don’t know how to judge the effectiveness of a process that is expected to last for years or even decades.)

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Earthquake/meltdown one year anniversary: The man who thought he could wash away radiation.

via: The Atlantic "Japan Earthquake One Year Later" slideshow

(photo: Greg Baker/AP caption: A man washes a door in a bathtub, in an attempt to remove radioactive contamination, at a private house in Hirono, outside Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone, on February 20, 2012. A massive cleanup has begun in towns contaminated by radiation leaks from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, but experts say there is no successful example they can follow, and they don’t know how to judge the effectiveness of a process that is expected to last for years or even decades.)

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Now that’s a Japan aftermath pic I entirely missed. Is this also Mother Nature’s heads-up to consumerist/”churn-and-burn” society?

Reuters slideshow retrospective.


(photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters. caption: A Sony playstation controller is seen at an area that was devastated by last week’s earthquake and tsunami, in Kesennuma, north Japan, March 19, 2011.)
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Now that’s a Japan aftermath pic I entirely missed. Is this also Mother Nature’s heads-up to consumerist/”churn-and-burn” society?

Reuters slideshow retrospective.

(photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters. caption: A Sony playstation controller is seen at an area that was devastated by last week’s earthquake and tsunami, in Kesennuma, north Japan, March 19, 2011.)

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Somehow, this “hey Ma, we found the crack!” pic not instilling a whole lot of confidence.
(photo: handout: Tokyo Electric Power Co. caption: In this Friday, April 1, 2011 photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), a TEPCO employee points at a crack newly discovered in a maintenance pit on the edge of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. The crack was apparently caused by the March 11 earthquake and may have been leaking since then, said the company’s spokesman Osamu Yokokura.
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Somehow, this “hey Ma, we found the crack!” pic not instilling a whole lot of confidence.

(photo: handout: Tokyo Electric Power Co. caption: In this Friday, April 1, 2011 photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), a TEPCO employee points at a crack newly discovered in a maintenance pit on the edge of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. The crack was apparently caused by the March 11 earthquake and may have been leaking since then, said the company’s spokesman Osamu Yokokura.

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Tags #TEPCO    #Japan quake 2011    #Japan    #tsunami    #radiation    #nuclear accident    #News    #photojournalism   

Bag’s Take-Away:
1. Tarp nation
2. Days of long shadows
3. Doesn’t have to be radiant
picturesoftheday:

A volunteer helped a young boy pick out a shirt Friday from piles  donated to the homeless in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

Bag’s Take-Away:

1. Tarp nation

2. Days of long shadows

3. Doesn’t have to be radiant

picturesoftheday:

A volunteer helped a young boy pick out a shirt Friday from piles donated to the homeless in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

Tags #Japan    #Japan quake 2011    #photo    #News    #recovery    #tsunami   

Bag’s Take-Away:

With situation at Fukushima ambiguous and uncontrolled, pics (these from inside a control room) keep getting scarier.

(photo: EPA  caption:
: A handout made available by the Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency on 25 March shows employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co. work to restore power to the central control rooms at Unit 1 and Unit 2 at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant on 23 March.
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With situation at Fukushima ambiguous and uncontrolled, pics (these from inside a control room) keep getting scarier.

(photo: EPA caption: : A handout made available by the Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency on 25 March shows employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co. work to restore power to the central control rooms at Unit 1 and Unit 2 at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant on 23 March.

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Not like any pic you’d ever see of a Western corporate exec. Remember BP’s Hayward? He danced. …No surprise this pic is being reblogged like crazy.
officialssay:

Tokyo Electric Power Company Managing Director Akio Komiri weeps as Japanese officials finally admit that radiation leak is serious enough to kill people. (via motherjones)

Bag’s Take-Away:

Not like any pic you’d ever see of a Western corporate exec. Remember BP’s Hayward? He danced. …No surprise this pic is being reblogged like crazy.

officialssay:

Tokyo Electric Power Company Managing Director Akio Komiri weeps as Japanese officials finally admit that radiation leak is serious enough to kill people. (via motherjones)

(via rubenfeld)

Tags #Japan    #News    #TEPCO    #Japan quake 2011    #Earthquake    #Tsunami    #nuclear disaster   

Bag’s Take-Away:
D’you ever notice how fast parents disappear once visual media parachutes into a disaster zone?
motherjones:

Neena Sasaki, 5, carries some of the family belongings from her home that was destroyed after the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 15 in Rikuzentakata, Miyagi province.
(Paula Bronstein/Getty Images, via the Big Picture)

Bag’s Take-Away:

D’you ever notice how fast parents disappear once visual media parachutes into a disaster zone?

motherjones:

Neena Sasaki, 5, carries some of the family belongings from her home that was destroyed after the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 15 in Rikuzentakata, Miyagi province.

(Paula Bronstein/Getty Images, via the Big Picture)

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