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Birds of Japan by Otani Chikara

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It’s the festive season and I am holding the new Lynx Edicions’s Birds of Japan, thinking what a perfect gift to any international birder this book represents. Birds of Japan is a lavishly illustrated field guide with maps neatly packed among the paintings, and QR codes packed into text. Back to Japan, the Birds of Japan covers 740 species; among them 30 endemics or near-endemics, 19 introduced and 190 vagrants. Reviews Asia book review books field guides Japan

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Japan builds desalination plants for Bahrain and the Emirates

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More on desalination: Saudi Arabia to Use Sun Power at Desalination Plant New Hadera Desalination Plant Could Revive the Dying Jordan River Japan and Saudi Arabia Co-develop Desalination Technologies. Lifestyle Bahrain desalination Israel Japan United Arab Emirates water

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Crested Ibis Chicks in Japan

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The first Crested Ibis chicks to hatch in the wild in Japan in 36 years were caught on camera on 22 April. Asides JapanThe birds, reintroduced from captive-bred stock from China, are perhaps the most Japanese of birds, with the scientific name Nipponia nippon.

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Japan Considers Solar Power Pull-Back

Solar Power Ninja

Japan has been experiencing a solar energy boom in recent years but rapid expansion has left utilities claiming they’re unable to accept and regulate the amount of sources that are generating power only when the sun is shining. This initiative has aided Japan in becoming the second biggest market for photovoltaic panels, providing alternate relief after both Germany and Spain, former leaders in solar energy, have seen a decrease in the industry. Government / Industry japan solar

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Japan’s Solar Powered Spaceship

Solar Power Ninja

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has recently publicized its plans to launch a solar-powered ‘space yacht’, according to a number of media reports this week. New Technology japan solar space ship japan space yacht

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Upcycled oranges are used for CBD in Japan

Green Prophet

This fact would otherwise need to be tested in a lab, and clearly this is a concern in Japan where they have no tolerance for marijuana products. . You can find CBD oil and products all over Japan, but if you get caught with trace amounts of THC, you might end up in a Japanese prison. The company’s main activities are the importing of fruit and fruit juice to Japan. . Other beauty products trending in Japan?

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Saudi Arabia’s water depends on Japan desalination tech

Green Prophet

Toray Industries of Japan tells Green prophet that its new technology called ROMEMBRA – a reverse osmosis (RO) tech will be working for Saudi Arabia to create even more desalinated water. Yemen, Syria and Jordan are among the worst hit and maybe Japan will work with them too. The post Saudi Arabia’s water depends on Japan desalination tech appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East. Technology desalination Japan oil Saudi Arabia Shoaiba

Japan Whaling Program Ruled Illegal

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Japan’s whaling program must stop and all licenses granted to hunt them must Read More The post Japan Whaling Program Ruled Illegal appeared first on Ecorazzi. Great news for whales in the Southern Ocean! Animals Causes Featured News

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Japan Considers Solar Power Pull-Back

Solar Power Ninja

Japan has been experiencing a solar energy boom in recent years but rapid expansion has left utilities claiming they’re unable to accept and regulate the amount of sources that are generating power only when the sun is shining. This initiative has aided Japan in becoming the second biggest market for photovoltaic panels, providing alternate relief after both Germany and Spain, former leaders in solar energy, have seen a decrease in the industry.

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Massive 8.9 Earthquake Hits Japan

Sustainability Ninja

The largest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history hit the island nation’s northeastern coast on Friday, rumbling through cities and small coastal towns and starting a huge tsunami. Japan’s meteorological agency said the initial earthquake registered at a magnitude of 8.8, Eco News japan earthquake japan tsunami

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A Prayer for Ecuador & Japan.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today crisis earthquake Ecuador Grieving intention Japan prayer traumaThis prayer is to express hope that those who are missing will be found alive, to pray that those who are injured find relief from their pain, to send a wave of.

Japan Raises Nuclear Alert Level to 7

Sustainability Ninja

Japan has raised the nuclear alert level at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant to a maximum seven, which is the same emergency level as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Eco News japan nuclear level japan radiationThe scale, devised by the international atomic energy agency, ranks nuclear and radiological accidents and incidents by their severity from one to seven.

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5 Lessons We Should Learn from Japan.

Elephant Journal

These are the top five techniques I incorporated after a recent month-long trip to Japan: Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Food Health & Wellness Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Travel Japan Japanese minimalism miso realistic simplicity stress free stylish tempura

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Japan rents out hydroponic gardens to busy city workers

Green Prophet

What do you do if you live in a cramped, workaholic country like Japan and still want to grow veggies in your precious, quality leisure time? Japan, in particular, has an acute land availability problem for people who cannot afford traditional weekend countryside retreats for gardening due to being confined to high-rise urban environments. Cities city gardening hydroponic farms Japan vegetables

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Mutant Butterflies in Japan

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Scientists have found a variety of mutant butterflies in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. Hat-tip to my mom. Asides

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Japan Earthquake Death Toll Likely Over 10,000

Sustainability Ninja

The relief operation has been slowed by the damage done to the Japan’s transport infrastructure. Officials say at least 10,000 people in more than a quarter of Japan’s 47 prefectures are likely to have been killed in the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that followed it. Eco News japan earthquake tsunami death toll

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Over 100K March Against Nuclear Power in Japan

Sustainability Ninja

It was the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, and radiation has spread across a much of northeastern Japan. Eco News japan protests nuclear protests in japanOver a hundred thousand people are marching in central Tokyo, asking their government to no longer use nuclear power.

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Japan Shutting Down Nuclear Plant Near Faultline

Sustainability Ninja

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan has decided to close down a nuclear power plant located southwest of Tokyo because of its proximity to a volatile tectonic fault line. Eco News japan nuclear plant shutdownSeismologists believe that a major earthquake is due in the Tokai region southwest of Tokyo where the Hamaoka plant is located, about 200 kilometres from Tokyo in Shizuoka prefecture.

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Japan Dumps Radioactive Water Into the Pacific Ocean

Sustainability Ninja

Japan started pouring thousands of tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean today, saying that it was needed to prevent a worse leak from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Eco News japan nuclear radiation japan radiation ocean radioactive ocean dumpingSo far over 11,500 tons of radioactive water has been dumped into the ocean as workers also try to deal with a crack that has been leaking contamination.

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Japan Officially Cancels 2014-2015 Antarctic Whale Hunt

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In light of the recent Read More The post Japan Officially Cancels 2014-2015 Antarctic Whale Hunt appeared first on Ecorazzi. For the first time in more than twenty-five years, whales migrating through Antarctic waters will no longer be under threat by the Japanese whaling fleet. Animals Causes Featured News

Radiation Tainted Fish Found Near Japan Nuclear Plant

Sustainability Ninja

Radiation levels that exceed common health guidelines have been detected in fish caught off the coast of Japan. Eco News fukushima fish japan fish radioactive japan ocean nuclear radiationThese findings follow the news that Tokyo Electric Power has been dumping radioactive water into the sea during its attempt to quell further disaster at its nuclear plant.

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Japan Wants Israel Clean Tech Experts to Rebuild Fukushima

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Japan is seeking Israeli clean tech experts to help rebuild Fukushima , which was devastated by both an earthquake and a tsunami last year. billion worth of goods a year from Japan, Israel exports much less to the Land of the Rising Sun. Politics and cultural differences previously stood in the way of Israel developing closer relations with Japan. Japan and Israel are like yin and yang, but their opposite sides complement each other,” said Grossberg.

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Shannen Doherty Joins Sea Shepherd in Taiji, Japan

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Actress Shannen Doherty has arrived in Taiji, Japan to join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s dolphin and small whale defense campaign, “Operation Infinite Patience.” Read More The post Shannen Doherty Joins Sea Shepherd in Taiji, Japan appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News shannen doherty

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Nuclear crisis in Japan

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In the aftermaths of the massive and devastating earthquake that hit Japan yesterday a nuclear crisis has unfolded in the country. Yesterday Japan officials declared a state of emergency at two nuclear power plants in the Fukushima Prefecture. You can continue to follow our updates about the nuclear crisis in Japan here. For live updates about the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan you can check out Al Jazeera or the Guardian.

Setsuden Helped Japan Conserve 75 Nuclear Reactors Worth of Energy

Green Prophet

Now, one year after Japan’s earthquake and tsunami caused partial meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi, fifty-four Japanese nuclear power plants have been shut down. How did the people of Japan make up for a 30% shortfall in their electric generating capacity? I first encountered a tankless water heater while visiting my cousin and her husband in the mountains of Japan. Japan must import nearly all of its fossil fuels, so oil has always been expensive there.

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Is Knowledge of English Enough for Eco-Tourism in Japan?

Green Prophet

Japan is strongly associated in many people’s minds with high-tech and super-innovative megapolises. But is that all about Japan? The country has recently launched a new direction in tourism – eco-tourism – which enables newcomers to discover Japan from an entirely new perspective. Learn the nuts and bolts of eco-tourism in Japan here and get ready for a safe, pleasant travel with our recommendations. Eco-Tourism in Japan – a New Land to Discover.

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Egypt Stops Japan Imports Over Radiation Fears

Green Prophet

Car parts, scrap metal, fish and produce from Japan won’t enter Egyptian ports. Traces of radiation, likely from Japan have been clocked at Israel’s nuclear research station , and Bahrain is building a contingency plan should radiation levels spiral further out of control in Japan. Now Egypt has declared that it will halt all import of goods from Japan to avoid any unwanted radioactivity. Business & Politics Egypt Japan nuclear

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Japan Is Building Solar Energy Plants On Abandoned Golf Courses

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Faced with too many abandoned golf courses, Japan has now turned to transforming them into solar energy plants. Back in the 1980s, golf courses were huge in Japan. So huge that Read More The post Japan Is Building Solar Energy Plants On Abandoned Golf Courses appeared first on Ecorazzi. Environment News Top News

Japan Nuclear Meltdown Will Seriously Affect World Environment

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Checking for radiation in Japan. Japan’s situation involving its damaged nuclear reactors is going from bad to worse, following Friday’s mega earthquake and subsequent tsunami tidal waves. The article quoted Greenpeace as saying that “Japan is in the middle of a nuclear crises with potentially devastating consequences.&# Energy Egypt Israel Japan Jordan Middle East nuclear radiationWouldn’t happen if a solar power plant is damaged.

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Hayao Miyazaki to Build Nature Sanctuary for Children in Japan

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Legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki is bringing his enchanted visions to life by creating a nature retreat for children on a remote island in Japan. Located on Kumejima Island, which Read More The post Hayao Miyazaki to Build Nature Sanctuary for Children in Japan appeared first on Ecorazzi. Environment Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News hayao miyazaki

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How Japan replaced half its nuclear capacity through energy efficiency

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Japan was facing darkness. Three years after the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake, Japan’s energy capacity was rapidly reaching its peak going in to the high-energy summer months. But miraculously, or seemingly so, in just a few short weeks, Japan managed to avert the rolling power cuts that many believed inevitable. Even more impressive, Japan has turned these emergency measures into lasting solutions. Japan should scrap these coal plans all together.

‘Anonymous’ Targets Japan with Cyber Attacks Over Dolphin Hunt

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Read More The post ‘Anonymous’ Targets Japan with Cyber Attacks Over Dolphin Hunt appeared first on Ecorazzi. Global hacker activist group, Anonymous, have targeted Japanese government websites for attacks over dolphin slaughter. Animals Causes Internet News Top News

Celebs Urge President to Demand Japan End Dolphin Slaughter

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Writes Russell Simmons in a letter addressed Read More The post Celebs Urge President to Demand Japan End Dolphin Slaughter appeared first on Ecorazzi. At 9:52 PM Eastern Time last night, the Associated Press announced breaking news that since then has been circulating the net like web-based wildfire. Animals Causes Featured News russell simmons simone reyes

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Japan’s Nuclear “Dead Zone” Dogs and Cats

Green Prophet

With escalating rates of radiation, and an upgrade to 7 in terms of severity, it’s not only humans who have suffered from Japan’s 9 magnitude earthquake, tsunami and radiation leakage in northeastern Japan. Chernobyl cleanup survivor to Japan: run away as quickly as possible. Travel & Nature animal rights Egypt Israel Japan Lebanon Middle East nuclearAbandoned Fukushima “dead zone&# dog: its face says it all!

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Japan Mines Seabed “Fire Ice” – The World’s Most Dangerous Source of Energy?

Green Prophet

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, a Japanese state-owned prospecting company says it has successfully extracted methane gas from an undersea methane hydrate deposit in the Nankai trench south of Japan’s main island of Honshu. Deep sea methane hydrates could supply Japan’s energy needs for 100 years. Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy Deep Ocean Technology fire ice Japan Methane methane hydrate

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Japan Tsunami Delaying Chevy Volt Production

Eco Auto Ninja

Clearly things like automotive production delays are of almost insignificant importance next to the loss of life and the suffering being experienced by the people of Japan right now. We did, however, find it interesting that the Chevy Volt the transmission is built in Japan. Please understand that this report was written to supplement US automotive Chevy Volt news and was not intended to detract from the dire situation there.

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Japan Suspends Whaling After Clashes with Sea Shepherd

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After a day of intense clashes with the Sea Shepherd, the Japanese whaling fleet has suspended operations – with many predicting that their hunt in the Southern Ocean may be Read More The post Japan Suspends Whaling After Clashes with Sea Shepherd appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Japan Slaughters 30 Minke Whales Despite ICJ Ruling

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Japan has slaughtered thirty minke whales in its first annual hunt of the season, this despite an International Court Justice (ICJ) ruling earlier this year that ordered a halt of Read More The post Japan Slaughters 30 Minke Whales Despite ICJ Ruling appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Report: Dolphin Slaughter Underway In Taiji, Japan

Eccorazzi

The annual dolphin hunt season in Taiji, Japan began on September 1st. We’ve told you recently about Save Japan Dolphins Day and Ric O’Barry in Taiji and Kelly Slater raising awareness of the dolphin slaughter. Race car driver Leilani Münter who is in Taiji with Save Japan Dolphins and Ric O’Barry, reported yesterday that drive boats had left the harbor in Taiji and were out attempting to herd the dolphins.

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A Terek Sandpiper flagged in Japan visits Australia

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Only one blue flag would indicate it had been flagged in Japan in the north around Eastern Hokkaido and two blue flags would indicate it had been flagged in Japan in the north around Lake Komuke. Due to the fact that the Terek Sandpiper had a blue flag over the white flag on the left it indicated that it had been flagged in the Obitsu area of Japan according to the leg flag chart for the Asia-Pacific Shorebird Network. Finally some photographs of our visitor from Japan!

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown – 4 years later

Green Prophet

As the fourth anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown is commemorated by Japan last week, the world may still not have learned the entire lesson of that tragic event. Despite being the only country whose civilian population has experienced the effects of nuclear weapons first hand, Japan still depends on nuclear energy to supply much of its total electricity needs.

DNA Tracking and Nuclear Beef Contamination in Japan

Green Prophet

Revelation that some 84 Japanese beef cattle shipped to markets in Tokyo and elsewhere in Japan may be contaminated with radiation may not have happened had the exposed cattle been genetically “profiled&# by a new DNA tracing process being developed by an Israeli company Autentica DNA. Egypt Stops Japan Imports Over Radiation Fears. Food & Health animals Fukushima Israel Japan nuclear disaster

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