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Plumbing the depths of water risks(top1000funds)

Plumbing the depths of water risks(top1000funds)

Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages the 3.1 trillion kroner ($580 billion) Norwegian Pension Fund Global, has reported on the water management risk disclosure of the companies it invests in for the first time. … Read entire article »

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Greenpeace: Fukushima Schools Unsafe After Clean-Up (PlanetArk)

Greenpeace: Fukushima Schools Unsafe After Clean-Up (PlanetArk)

Greenpeace said on Monday that schools and surrounding areas located 60 km (38 miles) from Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear power plant were unsafe for children, showing radiation readings as much as 70 times internationally accepted levels. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Cesium in incinerator dust across east Japan(Japan Times)

High levels of cesium isotopes are cropping up in dust at 42 incineration plants in seven prefectures, including Chiba and Iwate, an Environment Ministry survey of the Kanto and Tohoku regions shows. … Read entire article »

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Kyoto team suspends Romania from carbon market(Japan Today)

BUCHAREST —The Kyoto Protocol committee has blocked Romania from selling carbon credits over concerns about irregularities in the country’s carbon emissions data, Romania’s environment ministry said Sunday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Center Opens in Tokyo to Help Solve Nuclear Compensation Rows(JIJI)

Center Opens in Tokyo to Help Solve Nuclear Compensation Rows(JIJI)

Tokyo, Aug. 29 (Jiji Press)–A center opened in Tokyo on Monday to take charge of arbitration in helping solve disputes over compensation for damage caused by the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. … Read entire article »

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Quake-prone Japan looks at geothermal energy(Japan Today)

Quake-prone Japan looks at geothermal energy(Japan Today)

HACHIMANTAI —The forces that make Japan one of the world’s most quake-prone and volcanic countries, and sparked a nuclear disaster, could become part of its long-term energy solution, experts say. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon