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Japanese Public Protests Plan to Reopen Nuclear Reactors

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).


De-Salting Northern Japan

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


Can Tokyo Function Without Nuclear Power?

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.”



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