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13 years since Fukushima nuclear disaster - Greenpeace International

  2024-03-11 (or before) in Greenpeace

Greenpeace Japan extends heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families who are still suffering the aftermath of this devastating catastrophe.

  Tagged under: Japan | Nuclear Power

Historic winter heat wave hits Japan as unusual warmth hits U.S., other areas

  2024-02-21 by in Axios

The world's fourth largest economy has shattered multiple temperature records.

  Tagged under: Japan

Still no end in sight for Fukushima nuke plant decommissioning work - The Mainichi

  2024-01-29 (or before) in Mainichi

OKUMA, Fukushima -- Nearly 13 years since the triple-meltdown following the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, it is still unclear wh

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Japan

Global Average Surface Temperature Anomalies / TCC

  2023-12-29 (or before) in

Tokyo Climate Center Home Page

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Japan

Thousands of tonnes of dead fish wash ashore in Japan

  2023-12-11 (or before) in

Thousands of tonnes of dead sardines have washed up on a beach in northern Japan for unknown reasons, officials say.

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers | Japan

Cyclones slow down the economic growth of a country by 10 years

  2023-11-25 in Interesting Engineering

Researchers have calculated the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) of tropical cyclones for the major economies of India, US, China, Taiwan, and Japan and found that it is so extreme that it stops economic development for more than 10 years.

  Tagged under: Economic Growth | Japan

Microplastics detected in clouds hanging atop two Japanese mountains

  2023-10-09 in The Guardian

Findings regarding clouds above Mount Fuji and Mount Oyama highlight how microplastics are highly mobile

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Japan

Japan Meteorological Agency| Sea surface temperature (global)

  2023-10-04 (or before) by in

Website provided by the Japan Meteorological Agency (the national weather service of Japan)

  Tagged under: Japan

Japanese scientists find microplastics are present in clouds | Environment News | Al Jazeera

  2023-09-29 (or before) in Al Jazeera

Japanese scientists have found between 6.7 and 13.9 pieces of microplastic in each litre of cloud water tested.

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Middle East | Japan

China bans Japanese seafood after Fukushima wastewater release

  2023-08-24 in The Guardian

Water containing radioactive tritium being pumped into Pacific via tunnel from Tepco plant, amid protests from China, South Korea and fishing communities

  Tagged under: Oceans | Nuclear Power | Pacific Ocean | Fish | Japan

Climate graphic of the week: Global warming is supercharging weather events, say scientists | Financial Times

  2023-07-16 (or before) in Financial Times

Flooding in US, South Korea, India and Japan and extreme heat in Europe raises concerns about pace of change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Flooding | Japan

‘Heaviest rain ever’ causes deadly floods and landslides in Japan

  2023-07-11 in The Guardian

Mud engulfs houses and cars as island of Kyushu bears brunt of annual rainy season that is worsening with climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cars | Japan

Toyota says solid-state battery breakthrough can halve cost and size | Financial Times

  2023-07-04 (or before) in Financial Times

Japanese carmaker plans to commercialise technology in electric vehicles by 2027

  Tagged under: Japan

From fossil gas to clean tech supply chains: Five key green takeaways from Japan's G7 Summit

  2023-05-23 in Business Green

The G7 economies remained steadfast in their support for Ukraine, clean energy, and global climate goals, but delivery plans remain somewhat less clear

  Tagged under: Japan

G7 pushes for an extra terawatt of solar, but falls short on coal phaseout and gas

  2023-04-17 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

G7 agree to a big increase in offshore wind and solar capacity, but fall short of coal and gas phaseouts as Japan holds out for fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Fossil Fuels | Japan | Wind Power

Japan Meteorological Agency|Global ocean heat content

  2023-04-15 (or before) by in

Website provided by the Japan Meteorological Agency (the national weather service of Japan)

  Tagged under: Oceans | Japan

From Japan to Brazil: Reforesting the Amazon with the Miyawaki method

  2023-01-24 in Mongabay

When Takushi Sato left Japan for Belém, Brazil, in 1971, he never imagined what he would go through. By 2000, as the manager of a timber company that shipped Brazilian wood to Japan, he was tired of being extorted by officials from IBAMA, the environmental protection agency, to get the required export documents, he recalled. […]

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Japan

‘A new way of life’: the Marxist, post-capitalist, green manifesto captivating Japan

  2022-09-09 in The Guardian

Kohei Saito’s book Capital in the Anthropocene has become an unlikely hit among young people and is about to be translated into English

  Tagged under: Japan

Summer swelter: Persistent heat wave breaks records, spirits

  2022-06-24 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

From the normally chilly Russian Arctic to the traditionally sweltering American South, big swaths of the Northern Hemisphere continued to sizzle with extreme heat as the start of summer more resembled the dog days of August with parts of China and Japan setting all-time heat records Friday.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | China | Arctic | Russia | Japan

G7 countries to stop funding fossil fuel development overseas

  2022-05-30 in The Guardian

Ministers from world’s biggest economies reach agreement that could shift estimated $33bn a year to clean energy sources

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Germany | France | Fossil Fuels | Japan

Climate change: Is ‘blue hydrogen’ Japan’s answer to coal? - BBC News

  2021-12-06 (or before) in The BBC

The Fukushima disaster turned Japan away from nuclear. A new energy source may help it quit coal.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Hydrogen | Coal | Climate Change | Japan

Environmentalists vow to block woodchip export plan in NSW Hunter region

  2021-09-08 in The Guardian

Startup energy firm’s bid to send up to 60,000 tonnes of woodchips to Japan for burning in power plants condemned by conservation group

  Tagged under: Activism | Japan

Five million people under evacuation order in Japan as rain batters south coast - CNN

  2021-08-14 (or before) by in CNN

More than 5 million residents in Japan have been ordered to evacuate their homes due to the threat of flooding and landslides, as torrential rains batter the country's southwestern tip.

  Tagged under: Japan

Put Brake on Capitalism, Says Popular Marxist Book Author

  2021-05-11 in

Osaka, May 11 (Jiji Press)--Kohei Saito, author of a Marxist book popular in Japan, has called for applying a…

  Tagged under: Capitalism | Japan

World's top emitters a long way from aligning with climate goals | Reuters

  2021-03-23 (or before) in Reuters

The world's biggest carbon-emitting companies are far from aligning with the Paris Climate Agreement, a report by the leading climate-focused investor group showed on Monday.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Japan | Food Production and Consumption | Finance

EDO Challenges HSBC and Barclays Over Finance for Vietnamese Coal Plant - Environmental Defenders Office

  2021-03-01 in Environmental Defenders Office

UPDATE: The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has announced it will stop funding overseas coal power projects. It comes just weeks after EDO’s Safe Climate team challenged Barclays and HSBC over their involvement in a JBIC fund, which is financing a new coal fired power plant in Vietnam. Both HSBC and Barclays publicly committed [...]Read More...

  Tagged under: Coal | Japan | Finance

Japan aims for zero emissions, carbon neutral society by 2050 - PM | Reuters

  2020-10-26 (or before) in Reuters

Japan is aiming to cut greenhouse gases to zero by 2050 and become a carbon-neutral society, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday as he unveiled a major shift in position on climate change.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Japan

New super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster

  2020-09-28 in The Guardian

Breakthrough that builds on plastic-eating bugs first discovered by Japan in 2016 promises to enable full recycling

  Tagged under: Japan

Carbon Captured

  2020-07-14 (or before) in MIT Press

A comparative examination of domestic climate politics that offers a theory for cross-national differences in domestic climate policymaking.Climate change threatens the planet, and yet policy responses have varied widely across nations. Some countries have undertaken ambitious programs to stave off climate disaster, others have done little, and still others have passed policies that were later rolled back. In this book, Matto Mildenberger opens the “black box” of domestic climate politics, examining policy making trajectories in several countries and offering a theoretical explanation for national differences in the ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Legislation | Barack Obama | Japan

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