5 Lessons We Should Learn from Japan.

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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. Japan’s investment in the technology has tripled to $29.6

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A Prayer for Ecuador & Japan.

Elephant Journal

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.

Crested Ibis Chicks in Japan

10,000 Birds

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 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? Cities city gardening hydroponic farms Japan vegetables

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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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Mutant Butterflies in Japan

10,000 Birds

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’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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Japan reacts with censorship to critical reporting

Green (Living) Review

The government of Japan has now developed its own strategy in order to deal with the nuclear catastrophe. The current state of information in Japan is about like it was in the war with the attitude that Japan is going to win World War II and journalists are told to keep stumm.

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Japan Whaling Program Ruled Illegal

Eccorazzi

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 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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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 Officially Cancels 2014-2015 Antarctic Whale Hunt

Eccorazzi

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.

Hayao Miyazaki to Build Nature Sanctuary for Children in Japan

Eccorazzi

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.

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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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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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Shannen Doherty Joins Sea Shepherd in Taiji, Japan

Eccorazzi

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.

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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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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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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?

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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 Nuclear Meltdown Will Seriously Affect World Environment

Green Prophet

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. Energy Egypt Israel Japan Jordan Middle East nuclear radiation

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10 Things I love about Japan.

Elephant Journal

When I was a boy–perhaps inspired by watching Kurosawa films at the Boulder Public Library with my best friend, Noel (we also watched our share of Marx Brothers films)—I was Japan-crazy.

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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.

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Japan Is Building Solar Energy Plants On Abandoned Golf Courses

Eccorazzi

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.

Nuclear energy might see increased opposition after Japan crisis

Green Blog

3 reactor in Japan. The ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan has sparked new life in the nuclear energy debate in many countries. It will be very difficult to sell the idea of nuclear power to people for any political party after the Japan disaster.”.

Why was there no looting in Japan?

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Why was there no looting after the earthquake, the tsunami and nuclear meltdown, which is still going on, in Japan? I japan, on the other hand, no such problems anywhere, it would appear. But, the way we seem to be seeing it is that there has been no looting and is no looting going on in Japan anywhere in the aftermath of the quake and the tsunami. And this appears to be the philosophy that reigns in Japan.

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Should we Eat Whales? Iceland to Ship Whale Meat to Japan.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) animal rights awareness change compassion cruelty Green Iceland Japan whale huntingThere is no nice way for a whale to die.

How Japan replaced half its nuclear capacity through energy efficiency

Sierra Club Compass

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. Even more impressive, Japan has turned these emergency measures into lasting solutions.

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. Abandoned Fukushima “dead zone&# dog: its face says it all!

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Japan Wants Israel Clean Tech Experts to Rebuild Fukushima

Green Prophet

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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Tsunami… this is Japan’s Answer

Eco Friendly Daily

In September last year, a floodgate called “Byuo,” one of the largest in Japan, was constructed in Numazu Port to protect the heavy-populated city center. “It would not be surprising if a large earthquake were to hit the Tokai region, mainly Shizuoka Prefecture, tomorrow.”

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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.

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Japan Slaughters 30 Minke Whales Despite ICJ Ruling

Eccorazzi

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.

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UN orders Japan to end whale hunt

Green Blog

The UN''s International Court of Justice has ordered Japan to halt its yearly whale hunt, a cruel practice that gives no consideration to the welfare of the animals. Currently, Japan''s whaling program is killing about 1,000 whales a year under the guise of "scientific purposes."

Japan Suspends Whaling After Clashes with Sea Shepherd

Eccorazzi

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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Exploding Underwater Volcano Brings New Island South of Japan

Eccorazzi

Read More The post Exploding Underwater Volcano Brings New Island South of Japan appeared first on Ecorazzi. An underwater volcano is bringing us a new island! But will it last? News Science Top News

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More Than 200 Dolphins Await Slaughter in Taiji, Japan

Eccorazzi

Thanks to the considerable efforts of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and their team of “Cove Guardians,” the world is watching as more than 200 dolphins await their fate in Read More The post More Than 200 Dolphins Await Slaughter in Taiji, Japan appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Japan Commits $470M for “Ice Wall” to Stop Fukushima Leaks

Sustainability Ninja

The Fukushima nuclear plant was crippled by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and three reactors subsequently melted down when cooling systems malfunctioned.