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Tight restrictions on hydraulic fracturing required (BMU International) New report: No drilling for natural gas in designated areas tapped for drinking water

Tight restrictions on hydraulic fracturing required (BMU International)  New report: No drilling for natural gas in designated areas tapped for drinking water

Hydraulic fracturing technology, used to extract natural gas from unconventional deposits, can lead to groundwater contamination. There is particular concern and uncertainty regarding the use of chemicals and the disposal of flowback, the wastewater produced by the process. This is the conclusion of a new report for the Federal Environment Ministry and the Federal Environment Agency presented in Berlin today by Federal Environment Minister Peter Altmaier and President of the Federal Environment Agency Jochen Flasbarth. … Read entire article »

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Nuclear zone holdouts, old dog ‘Miracle’ live on(Japan Times)

Nuclear zone holdouts, old dog ‘Miracle’ live on(Japan Times)

By KOJI HARADA:  Kyodo: TOMIOKA, Fukushima Pref. — An old gaunt dog was spotted at a barn in a town in Fukushima Prefecture last August, apparently feeding off the carcasses of cattle abandoned after the nuclear disaster started in March 2011 at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Japan’s anti-nuclear groups join forces ahead of election(Japan Today)

Japan’s anti-nuclear groups join forces ahead of election(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Anti-nuclear parties were coalescing into a new political grouping on Wednesday, as Japan’s fragmented electoral landscape shifts ahead of next month’s national poll. … Read entire article »

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Vestas, Mitsubishi eye 8MW wind turbine after €900m loan revision (NewNet)

Vestas, Mitsubishi eye 8MW wind turbine after €900m loan revision (NewNet)

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas is in talks with Japan-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industriesto build the world’s biggest offshore wind turbine, strengthened by Vestas securing €900m ($1.2bn) in funding yesterday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

North-South clean energy investment reaches just $8bn per annum (Bloomberg)

North-South clean energy investment reaches just $8bn per annum (Bloomberg)

London and New York, 27 November, 2012 – As the world’s climate negotiators gather for the UNFCCC COP18 conference in Doha, a white paper published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds just $8bn flowed from developed to developing nations to foster deployment of large-scale clean energy power generation and biofuels production in 2011. This constitutes 8% of the $100 billion per annum total cross-border investment (CBI) promised by developed countries during the 2009 COP talks … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Fashion without pollution. So hot right now (Greenpeace)

Fashion without pollution. So hot right now (Greenpeace)

Were you thinking about Zara fashions for this season? Maybe these images will make you think twice. There’s a good reason even the ‘mannequins’ are walking out of Zara’s stores in protest. Zara has a toxic little secret… and it’s in the clothes. … Read entire article »

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