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Japan’s CO2 emissions 2nd highest on record in fiscal 2014(Japan Today)

Japan’s CO2 emissions 2nd highest on record in fiscal 2014(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Japan’s greenhouse-gas emissions rose to the second-highest on record in the year ended March 2014, revised government figures showed on Tuesday, reflecting a rise in coal-fired power after the indefinite closure of nuclear power plants. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Chagrined pro-nuclear logo creator now wants Futaba signs to stand for posterity(Japan Times) Remind about 「Arbeit macht frei!」

Chagrined pro-nuclear logo creator now wants Futaba signs to stand for posterity(Japan Times) Remind about 「Arbeit macht frei!」

FUKUSHIMA – A recent decision to remove pro-nuclear signs spanning roads in a deserted town that cohosts the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant has prompted the slogan’s author to make a call to let them stand as symbols of the disaster. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Radiation measured at deadly 9.7 sieverts in Fukushima reactor(JIJI)

Radiation measured at deadly 9.7 sieverts in Fukushima reactor(JIJI)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that radiation in the primary containment vessel of the No. 1 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 power station gets as high as 9.7 sieverts per hour — enough to kill a human within an hour. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

How bacteria and spider genes could help wean us off oil(Nikkei)

How bacteria and spider genes could help wean us off oil(Nikkei)

TOKYO — Japan’s dearth of natural resources may well end up being a boon for the world. … Read entire article »

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Court rejects restart of Takahama nuclear reactors(Kyodo)

Court rejects restart of Takahama nuclear reactors(Kyodo)

FUKUI, Japan (Kyodo) — A court issued an injunction on Tuesday ordering Kansai Electric Power Co. not to restart two reactors at its Takahama nuclear power plant on the Sea of Japan coast that have cleared safety screening by the nation’s nuclear safety regulator. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident