Japanese firm falsified data on earthquake protection equipment

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Japan Tokyo-based KYB admits doctoring data for equipment in almost 1,000 structures across Japan The 634-metre high Tokyo Skytree is one of the buildings where KYB shock absorbers have been installed, according to Japanese media. Photograph: Aflo / Rex Features A Japanese hydraulics firm Läs mer…

Typhoons 'trick' Japan's cherry trees into blooming months early

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Japan Extreme weather thought to have stripped trees of their leaves, which usually secrete hormones to prevent flowering Some of Japan’s cherry trees have started blooming early. Photograph: Goryu/Getty Images/iStockphoto The arrival of Japan’s famed cherry blossoms is the cue for groups of office Läs mer…

Looters target Florida homes left in dark from Hurricane Michael, authorities say

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Florida Authorities are arresting around 10 suspected looters every night in the Florida Panhandle since Michael crashed ashore a week ago Residents salvage belongings after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on 10 October 10, as a category 4 storm. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Läs mer…