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Public concern for bears promotes socially responsible investment in China? China SIF launced(BankTrack)

February 27, 2012 – To mark the official launch of the China Social Investment Forum (China SIF), please join tomorrow’s live webcast with Ms. Tessa Tennant, Founding Chair of The Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia, and Mr. Neil McIndoe , Environmental Finance Director of Trucost. The launch event is co-sponsored by the sustainability consultancy ‘SynTao‘ and the CSR (corporate social responsibility) Research Center of the newspaper ‘ Securities Times‘ (a publication of the China Securities Regulatory Commission on Chinese listed companies). … Read entire article »

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300 pets still in Fukushima facilities(Yomiuri)

300 pets still in Fukushima facilities(Yomiuri)

FUKUSHIMA–More than 300 dogs and cats rescued from around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant were still being kept at animal shelters and other facilities in Fukushima Prefecture as of Friday, according to a prefectural government-led group taking care of such animals. … Read entire article »

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Gov’t to demand resignation of entire TEPCO board(The Mainichi Daily News)

Gov’t to demand resignation of entire TEPCO board(The Mainichi Daily News)

The government is set to demand that all 17 board members of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, resign at the utility’s next shareholder meeting in June, government sources said. … Read entire article »

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3 mayors snub Hosono, Hirano over radioactive waste storage plan(Japan Today)

3 mayors snub Hosono, Hirano over radioactive waste storage plan(Japan Today)

TOKYO —The mayors of three of eight municipalities within the 20-kilometer no-go zone around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Sunday snubbed a meeting with Environment Minister Goshi Hosono and Reconstruction Minister Tatsuo Hirano. … Read entire article »

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Skepticism grows over scientists quake forecasts Seismologists quest has been long, expensive but so far mostly fruitless(WSJ)

When two University of Tokyo seismologists recently released a study forecasting that a major earthquake would strike the capital and its 13 million inhabitants sometime in the next four years, they made front-page headlines. … Read entire article »

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Japan Hopes To Receive Chernobyl Data From Belarus(Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–The government this month will start negotiations with Belarus to share information on the Chernobyl nuclear accident’s long-term impact on the environment and human health. … Read entire article »

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