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Harvard Endowment Hires Environment Head Amid Divestment Demands (Bloomberg)

Harvard Endowment Hires Environment Head Amid Divestment Demands (Bloomberg)

Harvard University hired Jameela Pedicini as vice president for sustainable investing, a position created in the wake of student activist calls for the world’s richest school to purge its holdings of fossil-fuel companies. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 4. Asset management & Pension

Fukushima farmers’ fight against harmful rumors goes on (Mainichi)

Fukushima farmers’ fight against harmful rumors goes on (Mainichi)

“I’ve been growing bitter gourd on my tiny balcony at my housing complex:” so I wrote at the beginning of this column around this time two years ago. While my bitter gourd crop did indeed do well at that time, I went through a fiasco in this regard last year. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Fukushima: evolving fear into fact (Japan Times)

Fukushima: evolving fear into fact (Japan Times)

BANGKOK – Masao Yoshida had been the chief manager of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi (No. 1) nuclear power plant for just nine months when, on March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered a triple nuclear reactor meltdown. The plant spewed radioactive material into the air and water, terrifying the Japanese public and much of the world. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

4 automakers agree on development of charging infrastructure for electric-powered vehicles (Japan Today)

4 automakers agree on development of charging infrastructure for electric-powered vehicles (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co, Honda Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp on Monday announced an agreement to work together to promote the installation of chargers for electric-powered vehicles and build a charging network service that offers more convenience to drivers in Japan. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 6CSR

Lost dog seen roaming the summit of Mt. Fuji (RocketNews)

Lost dog seen roaming the summit of Mt. Fuji (RocketNews)

As many of you will know, this year Japan’s Mt. Fuji was officially declared a World Heritage site. However, since the mountain was officially open to visitors this climbing season, rumors of a pet lost on the mountain have become widespread, with netizens posting to Facebook and Twitter claiming to have caught sight of a dog wandering the mountain alone. Many concerned users have been appealing for animal welfare groups to collect the poor creature. … Read entire article »

Filed under: unclassified

Foreign nuclear experts blast TEPCO over lack of transparency (Japan Today)

Foreign nuclear experts blast TEPCO over lack of transparency (Japan Today)

TOKYO   —Foreign nuclear experts on Friday blasted the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, with one saying its lack of transparency over radioactive water leaks showed “you don’t know what you’re doing”. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident