The well known Japanese company Toshiba and its perhaps not as well known co-patriate IHI have been tapped to pilot a new ocean energy project that will deploy a phalanx of underwater turbines that float like kites. The project demonstrates once again how legacy companies are transitioning to new clean tech. At a little less […]
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This hydroponic farm in Japan cuts water usage by 99%! The farm occupies an abandoned Sony chip manufacturing facility in Miyagi prefecture, near where the earthquake and tsunami struck the country in 2011. It is the brainchild of Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist who was inspired by a vegetable factory he saw at the Expo ’85 World’s […]
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Japan today 26 Oct 2013 at 3:10 a.m. local time, sending a small tsunami to the coast. To make matters worse, two typhoons are headed for Japan this weekend. After the recent heavy rains, radioactive water is sure to keep washing into the ocean.
Scientific whaling is heavily subsidized by taxpayers and returns little in the way of scientific information, a new report says.
NASA’s Earth Observatory posted this image of the Korea and the Yellow Sea at night. The bright group of lights in the center is South Korea. China is the left third of the image and Japan is on the right. Why is the sea so well-lit, you might ask? Those are factory fishing operations.
On Friday, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) took a sample of water from the Number One reactor’s primary containment vessel for the first time since the meltdown last year.
South Korea announced it would begin whaling under the same loophole that allows Japan to continue whaling.
The official report of the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC) is out and it states that Fukushima was a manmade disaster.
Among the Japanese tsunami debris that has washed up onshore is a sixty-six foot dock, still intact.
An industrial waste disposal facility dumped a chemical in the Tone River in Japan, causing formaldehyde levels to exceed acceptable limits. More than 300,000 households lost their water supply over the last weekend.
Debris from the March 11, 2011 tsunami has been washing ashore in bits and pieces for a while now, but this week, the amount of debris hitting Alaska has picked up significantly. Remote Montague Island looks like a landfill.
210,000 households in Japan lost their water supply over the weekend when formaldehyde was found in the Tone River.