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An anxious Asia arms for a war it hopes to prevent

A Japanese mechanic checks the jets between flights at the Tinian airport, on Feb 17, 2023. (Photo: The New York Times) TINIAN, Northern Mariana Islands: The tiny island of Tinian was the launch point for U.S. planes carrying atomic bombs to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Now a new runway…
bubmag
March 26, 2023
Hiroshima

Fears for whales, dolphins if ‘incredibly damaging’ seismic ocean blasts are approved

International oilfield services company Schlumberger and energy data provider TGS have proposed conducting seismic blasting with high-powered airguns over a 7.7-million-hectare area in Bass Strait.  Key points:The seismic blasts can record up to 250 decibels, louder than the Hiroshima bombThe blasts can deafen whales and dolphins and kill smaller species such as krillThere are also concerns about…
bubmag
August 25, 2022
Hiroshima

World should learn from Hiroshima – UN

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raises a copy of the third report of his Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance over the Ukraine war at the organization’s headquarters in New York City on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022 (August 4 in Manila). XINHUA PHOTO HIROSHIMA: "Humanity is playing…
bubmag
August 6, 2022
Hiroshima

Today in History: Aug. 6, U.S. drops atom bomb on Hiroshima

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2022. There are 147 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 6, 1945, during World War II, the U.S. B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb code-named “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting…
bubmag
August 6, 2022
Hiroshima

Hiroshima vows nuke ban at 77th memorial amid Russia threat

TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima on Saturday remembered the atomic bombing 77 years ago as officials, including the head of the United Nations, warned against nuclear weapons buildup and as fears grow of another such attack amid Russia’s war on Ukraine. “Nuclear weapons are nonsense. They guarantee no safety — only…
bubmag
August 6, 2022