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Japan to Make All Major Train Stations Quake-Resistant(JIJI)

Japan to Make All Major Train Stations Quake-Resistant(JIJI)

Tokyo, Aug. 31 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government decided Friday to make all major train stations quake-resistant by March 2016 as part of a five-year plan for infrastructure development. … Read entire article »

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Government acknowledges most Japanese favor nuclear-free society(Japan Times)

The government said Wednesday in a draft report that public consultations on the future of nuclear power show that most people favor doing away with all reactors. … Read entire article »

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OriginOil technology to be used in Japanese biofuel project (NewNet)

OriginOil technology to be used in Japanese biofuel project (NewNet)

Japan’s Research Institute of Tsukuba Bio-tech, partner of US cleantech company OriginOil, has received government funding for an algae biofuel programme. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, unclassified

Yoko Ono, son launch environmental coalition in New York(Mainichi)

Yoko Ono, son launch environmental coalition in New York(Mainichi)

NEW YORK (AP) — Yoko Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, on Wednesday launched a coalition of artists, musicians and filmmakers who oppose hydraulic fracturing — a process where millions of gallons (liters) of chemically treated water are injected into the ground to force the release of natural gas from shale deposits — in New York state. … Read entire article »

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Gov’t projects 320,000 deaths in event of earthquake in Nankai Trough(Japan Today)

Gov’t projects 320,000 deaths in event of earthquake in Nankai Trough(Japan Today)

TOKYO —The government on Wednesday unveiled a worst case disaster scenario warning that a magnitude 9 earthquake in the Nankai Trough off Japan’s Pacific Coast could kill over 320,000 people, dwarfing last year’s quake-tsunami disaster. … Read entire article »

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Vestas confirms ‘strategic cooperation’ talks with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (NewNet)

Vestas confirms ‘strategic cooperation’ talks with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (NewNet)

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has confirmed it is in dialogue with Mitsubishi Heavy Industriesregarding a strategic corporation.No further details were given by Vestas but rumours have circulated over past months that it may be a takeover target. … Read entire article »

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