In early March, a massive earthquake rocked a large area of northern Japan. The quake was followed by a huge tsunami that killed thousands of people and badly damaged a nuclear power plant. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the quake aftermath and at the desperate attempts to prevent a nuclear catastrophe. (Length: 15:28)
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Although humans have travelled all the way to the moon and back, the bottom of the sea remains largely unexplored. Now some Canadian scientists are doing something about that by placing sensors and cameras on the seabed off Vancouver Island. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the NEPTUNE Canada project and at some of the amazing images those cameras have been capturing.
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Last December’s tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean killed an estimated 300 000 people. The giant waves also destroyed many coastal towns and villages and left millions of people homeless. In this News in Review story, the CBC’s Mark Kelley visits Indonesia, the country hardest hit by the tsunami. Two months after the killer waves came ashore, he looks at what’s been done to help the survivors. He discovers that while the huge global response is making a difference, the large number of aid groups trying to help is complicating relief efforts.
On December 26, a powerful earthquake ruptured the sea floor near the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The quake sent a massive tsunami, or sea surge, smashing into coastal villages and resorts from Asia to Africa. Tens of thousands of people were killed, and millions were left homeless. In this News in Review story we’ll show you the almost unimaginable destruction and human misery left behind by the killer waves. We’ll also look at how Canada joined other countries in a massive relief operation to try to help the survivors. Download Resource Guide (PDF) for this story.