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Climate-friendly urban regeneration: Lessons fr...

Climate-friendly urban regeneration: Lessons fr... | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Two UNU-IAS academics look to Japan as they examine the potential role of urban regeneration in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
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Fukushima sea monitoring for radioactive impact urged - World - CBC News

Fukushima sea monitoring for radioactive impact urged - World - CBC News | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Japan's nuclear regulator said Thursday that it is largely unknown what impact radioactive water leaking from the country's wrecked nuclear plant is having on the Pacific Ocean and the situation must be monitored more closely.
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Demonstration in Belfast

Demonstration in Belfast | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

Demonstration in Belfast on world hunger.  . . depicting world figures

 

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June 17, 2013: People dressed as the leaders of the G8 countries take part in a photo op to raise awareness about the global hunger crisis in front of the Belfast City Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on June 16, ahead of the G8 Summit. Leaders of the G8 countries will meet at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit on June 17 & 18. The leaders they are dressed as are (from left) U.S. President Barack Obama, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italy Prime Minister Enrico Letta, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Britain Prime Minister David Cameron, France President Francois Hollande, Russia President Vladimir Putin and Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper. ...less (MSN.com)

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Japan summons China envoy over disputed isles

Japan summons China envoy over disputed isles | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Japanese prime minister threatens force if China attempts to land on island chain in East China Sea.
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Chinese vessels entered Senkaka islands waters rich in fish oil & gas, then withdrew on orders from Japan    this area has been a source of conflict since China wants to gain sovereignity- ownership of the islands & waters

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Pacific Jetstream from Japan to California 3/15/2011

Checking out the Pacific Jetstream from Japan to California 3/15/2011. The North Pacific jetstream is heading right to California- what to do? www.stormsurf.com
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This is an interesting video showing the jetstream after the disaster in Japan....in lieu of North Korean nuclear threats......

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO Hmmmmmmm................

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World's Fastest Train Resumes Trials as Japan Plans Maglev Line - Bloomberg

World's Fastest Train Resumes Trials as Japan Plans Maglev Line - Bloomberg | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
World's Fastest Train Resumes Trials as Japan Plans Maglev Line
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Japan resumed trial runs for the world's fastest magnetic-levitation train that will complement the Shinkansen bullet-train network when ready in 2027.
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Fukushima plant leaking 300 tons of radioactive water daily into Pacific Ocean

Fukushima plant leaking 300 tons of radioactive water daily into Pacific Ocean | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Tokyo, Aug 7, (RHC-PRESSTV), – A Japanese official says the Fukushima nuclear plant is leaking some 300 tons of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean per day.
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Mount Fuji may get World Heritage status

Mount Fuji may get World Heritage status | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
JAPAN'S iconic Mount Fuji looks likely to win recognition as a World Heritage site.
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Japan's 3,776 meter volanic mountain Mt Fuji has been nominated to be a UNESCO World Heritage site.  It has many lakes, national parks, temples and shrines, is located in the Pacific, and is a sacred, cultural place for Buddhist and indigenous Shi to where 300,000 people pilgrimage (stocks have recently gone up for the local railway)

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Rat Chase Again Bedevils Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Rat Chase Again Bedevils Fukushima Nuclear Plant | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Workers at the power plant who were installing wire nets to keep rats away from a cooling system instead tripped that system, causing it to fail for the second time in weeks.
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April 5, 2013 New York Times article: 

 

 Fukushima Power Plant Troubles AGAIN ! !

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