April 16th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
There’s a reasonable case for an identifiable $800 billion in costs for the nuclear portion of the Fukushima disaster. It’s not hard to see that a 40-year recovery period along with costs excluded from this could add 25% to that without breaking a sweat
July 8th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert
(Reactor unit locations highlighted on TEPCO’s website map.) The Tokyo Electric Power Company nuclear power complex at Fukushima 1 has suffered [&hellip
May 10th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen
Japan’s very nature of geological instability (it is a volcanic island chain, after all) might give it an edge in geothermal power. It’s sitting right in
December 27th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen
Hino Motors, best known for producing light trucks and cars (called kei trucks and kei cars in Japan), has more or less donated nearly 60 little trucks to the disaster relief efforts. The trucks they sent up there are their fairly new Dutro Hybrid
September 20th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen
Japan has long had strong feelings on the subject of nuclear energy, only heightened by the tsunami and subsequent meltdown in Fukushima last spring. The prospect of returning to nuclear power sparked a show of public opposition on Monday in Tokyo, with at least 20,000 participants (according to the police) and perhaps as many as 60,000 (according to various media reports).
September 5th, 2011 | by Breath on the Wind
Energy is like a wild animal that can be contained and trained but never truly tamed. A closer look at the Risk involved in Flywheel energy storage.
September 4th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen
Not long ago, we saw the development of salt-tolerant crops in areas that couldn’t be irrigated or were damaged by a flood of salt-water. And then came the massive wave swamping northern Japan last March -- it would seem like good timing, but it’s difficult to grow even salt-tolerant strains of anything in the wake of that mess
August 10th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen
Tokyo City proper has again decided to incorporate recent energy saving and renewable energy technology, calling it “Tokyo Specifications for Reduced and Renewable Energy.”
March 17th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer
Is this what climate change looks like?
There has been an increase in the numbers of earthquakes over 6.0, over the last few years. For the first half decade till 2006, there were about 13 earthquakes a year over 6.0 according to statistics at the
September 8th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz
Sharp’s new solar-powered streetlight can do it all. Not only does the light operate for ten years without needing maintenance, [&hellip
May 22nd, 2008 | by Sarah Lozanova
Many dams in Southwest China sustained significant damage after the recent massive earthquake. The Min River and its tributaries have [&hellip