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Ricoh to install 100% eco-powered electronic billboard in London(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Ricoh Co on Wednesday announced the completion of an billboard that will be 100% eco-powered, located on the motorway which runs from London to London Heathrow airport. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Google Reveals Huge GDP Value of Clean Energy Innovation in US(The Climate Group)

NEW YORK: Google, a member of The Climate Group, has published a study, The Impact of Clean Energy Innovation, along with an associated website, which reveals that innovation in clean energy technology in the US can significantly cut greenhouse gases (GHGs), boost GDP and create over 1 million jobs. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Nearly 50 U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Are Leaking Radioactive Tritium(AP)

Nearly 50 U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Are Leaking Radioactive Tritium(AP)

Adrian Covert—Somewhere around 75 percent of U.S. nuclear power plants have been found leaking the radioactive element Tritium into the ground to various extents. Corroded piping buried underground seems to be the main problem, and a problem that can affect groundwater if ignored. … Read entire article »

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Insurers To Cover All Quake Payments: New Group Chief(Nikkei)

TOKYO (NQN)–The General Insurance Association of Japan said Thursday that payments to cover damages caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake had reached 1.03 trillion yen as of Wednesday, with the number of reported cases hitting 578,535. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2. Insurance, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Atomic power to stay, Kepco tells investors(Japan Times)

By ERIC JOHNSTON:Staff writer:OSAKA — Kansai Electric Power Co. told shareholders Wednesday it will stick with and boost nuclear power, its main source of juice, and alternatives such as solar, wind and thermal energy would be a smaller part of the overall future mix. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Fukushima’s cesium spew – deadly catch-22s (Japan Today)

For those most focused on Fukushima’s human toll, there are several main sources of concern: the continuing radiation menace in the region’s fields, crops and seafood; and TEPCO’s recent admission that its reactors won’t be under control until 2012 at best. These offer critical reminders that radioactive cesium is now Japan’s public enemy No. 1. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident