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Water treatment system in Fukushima halted again (NHK)

Water treatment system in Fukushima halted again (NHK)

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has halted one of the 3 lines of the key water treatment system at the complex. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Japan mulling numerical target for renewable energy (Nikkei)

Japan mulling numerical target for renewable energy (Nikkei)

TOKYO — The government is considering adding a numerical target for the use of renewable sources to its medium- to long-term basic energy plan in response to a strong push by one of the two ruling parties. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9.Energy

Hakodate to sue over planned nuclear plant in northern Aomori (Mainichi)

Hakodate to sue over planned nuclear plant in northern Aomori (Mainichi)

HAKODATE, Hokkaido — The city assembly here voted unanimously on March 26 to seek an injunction to halt construction of the Oma Nuclear Power Plant in Oma, Aomori Prefecture — the first such move against a nuclear plant. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

JCG: Nishinoshima continues to grow. It size is almost 15 times bigger than Tokyo Dome.(Japan News)

JCG: Nishinoshima continues to grow. It size is almost 15 times bigger than Tokyo Dome.(Japan News)

A new land area created from volcanic activity in the Pacific Ocean has increased in size to about 0.7 square kilometers, equivalent to the grounds of Meiji Jingu shrine in the capital, the Japan Coast Guard has announced. … Read entire article »

Filed under: unclassified

Scientists meet in Japan to discuss climate change (Japan Today)

Scientists meet in Japan to discuss climate change (Japan Today)

YOKOHAMA —International scientists on Tuesday kicked off a week-long meeting in Japan that is set to deliver dark predictions on the impact of climate change, warning of severe floods and droughts that could spark conflict and wreck economies. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Cold response to global warming (Japan Times)

Cold response to global warming (Japan Times)

The latest Environment Ministry report on estimated damage from global warming reminds us of the urgency of efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions — efforts that do not appear to be high on the Abe administration’s policy agenda. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon