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Causes of deforestation getting lost in REDD+ rhetoric – analysis (AlertNet)

Causes of deforestation getting lost in REDD+ rhetoric – analysis (AlertNet)

Debates about REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) are skirting a fundamental issue by failing to discuss what actually causes deforestation in the first place, a media analysis has found. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, unclassified

Tepco refuses to fund outside cleanup Utility leaves ministry holding ¥30 billion bill; exemption eyed (Japan Times)

Tepco refuses to fund outside cleanup  Utility leaves ministry holding ¥30 billion bill; exemption eyed (Japan Times)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is refusing to reimburse the Environment Ministry for more than ¥30 billion that was spent to decontaminate land hit by radioactive fallout from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, the ministry said Tuesday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Niigata governor says TEPCO can’t be trusted to restart another nuclear plant (Japan Today)

Niigata governor says TEPCO can’t be trusted to restart another nuclear plant (Japan Today)

NIIGATA —Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) must give a fuller account of the Fukushima disaster and address its “institutionalised lying” before it can expect to restart another nuclear station, the world’s largest, said a local government official who holds an effective veto over the utility’s revival plan. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Emperor, Empress visit Minamata (Japan News)

Emperor, Empress visit Minamata (Japan News)

MINAMATA, Kumamoto  (Jiji Press)—The Emperor and Empress have visited Minamata for the first time, offering flowers to the monument to Minamata disease victims and talking with patients of the disease caused by the exposure to mercury waste more than a half century ago. … Read entire article »

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EU environment ministers call for ‘ambitious’ 2030 climate goals (Guardian)

EU environment ministers call for ‘ambitious’ 2030 climate goals (Guardian)

Thirteen European environment ministers and dozens of business leaders urged the European Union on Monday to adopt “ambitious” energy and climate goals for 2030 to create a low-carbon economy in Europe to spur investment. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

8 months, 10 mishaps: A look at Fukushima errors (Japan Today)

8 months, 10 mishaps: A look at Fukushima errors (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Workers overfill a tank, spilling radioactive water on the ground. Another mistakenly pushes a button, stalling a pump for a vital cooling system. Six others get soaked with toxic water when they remove the wrong pipe. All over the course of one week in October. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident