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Interior blocks uranium mining near Grand Canyon for 20 years via The Hill

The Obama administration will ban new uranium mining on 1 million acres of federal land near the Grand Canyon, the Interior Department announced Monday. “We have been entrusted to care for and protect our precious environmental and cultural resources, and … Continue reading

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Fukushima residents tour German renewable village; learn about non-nuclear energy sources via The Washington Post

FELDHEIM, Germany — A group of residents from the radiation-stricken area around Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear reactors and a Tokyo actor are visiting Germany to learn how renewable energy could work in their homeland. Among them is Tatsuko Okara, an organic … Continue reading

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Fukushima Gives Renewable Energy a Chance via IPS

TOKYO, Aug 21, 2011 (IPS) – After decades of not bothering to switch off the lights in unoccupied rooms in their Tokyo home, Masayoshi Sakurai and his children now meticulously make sure they do. “My wife used to badger us … Continue reading

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Homer Simpson Must Be Fired From Nuke Plant: William Pesek via Bloomberg

Japanese executives aren’t known for bucking the establishment. Hiroshi Mikitani is a rare exception at a time when rebellion is most needed. The president of Rakuten Inc., Japan’s biggest online retailer, turned 46 on March 11. That was the day when … Continue reading

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Natural energy sources a growth sector everywhere but Japan via Asahi Japan Watch

Japan is lagging behind the world in the development of electricity from natural sources and Softbank Corp. President Masayoshi Son wants to do something big to change that. Son’s pet project involves installing solar panels in fallow rice paddies. With … Continue reading

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