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China Emerges Surprise Leader in Clean Energy; Says Study

October 20, 2010 / No Comments

China has emerged as a surprise leader in clean energy efforts, despite being the world's top polluter, according to the Vivid Economics report, a study released on Tuesday. China has been ranked second position next to Britain in the value of its incentives to cut pollution from electricity generation.

Sanitov Bikes with GPS Technology Debut

September 23, 2010 / No Comments

Sanitov Studio launches their new C-Type Cargo bike that features an innovative GPS tracking system. The C-type Cargo bike is a simple design coupled with brilliant construction techniques. This elegant model is suitable for transporting goods as well. The technology of GPS incorporated in the design connects to a tracking system to track statistics about daily cycle routines.

Global Warming Causes, Not Manmade Japan Says

February 26, 2009 / No Comments

The conflict between the environmentalists and the political activists about global warming causes and the impact of human activity on rising global temperatures, seems to have been rekindled once again by a controversial report by the Japan Society of Energy and Resources (JSER). Three of the five researchers who conducted the extensive study concluded that global warming was majorly a cause ...

Japan’s New Green Deal

February 12, 2009 / No Comments

Japan's PM Taro Aso is ordering his ministries to draft a "Green New Deal" this week. The "Green New Deal" is expected to counter the twin towers threats of climate change and economic downturn. [caption id="attachment_3923" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Green New Deal"][/caption] Aso's stimulus package will focus on slashing greenhouse gases. Aso is expected to fall in step with new US President Barack Obama ...

Japan’s Solar City

November 13, 2008 / 2 Comments

Ota City is Japan's Solar City. Three-quarters of the town's homes are covered by solar panels. The panels are distributed for free. They are also a draw for new residents keen to minimize their power bills. "We moved here because of the panels -- it was something we wanted, but not something we could afford on our own," said a resident. Ota ...

Prince Charles Urges World to Fight Climate Change

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

Prince Charles is in Tokyo urging the world to fight climate change saying that, "Given the current turbulence in the international financial system and the immediate and damaging effect it is having on the whole world, the credit crunch is rightly a preoccupation of vast significance and importance. But we take our eye off the 'climate crunch' at our peril." The Prince thinks ...

Polar Bears with Algae-dyed Green Fur

September 10, 2008 / No Comments

Polar bears on strike? Protesting the disappearance of the ice around them, asking the world to go green and showing them the way? I am not sure what these green polar bears are thinking, but these fellas at a Japanese zoo in Higashiyama central Japan are creating a ruckus among the Japanese. [gallery] Are they sick? Do they have mold? (this one ...

Japanese Zoo Sees Birth of Giant Panda Cub by Artificial Insemination

August 28, 2008 / No Comments

A Giant Panda gave birth to a cub in Japan at the Oji Zoo. It was the first time in 20 years that a panda cub was successfully bred by artificial insemination. Two experts came from China's Sichuan province to help with the procedure. Apparently the sexy panda videos didn't work. The last panda bred by artificial insemination in Japan was ...

Sky Aquarium

July 22, 2008 / 1 Comment

Who's Looking at Whom?   Those guys down there look like bottom feeders.   Can you find Nemo? Sky aquarium. Those are two words you might not find in the same sentence, much less right next to one another. There's a skyscraper in Tokyo, Roppongi Hills that has an aquarium on the 52nd floor. The giant high-living fish tank has over 20,000 fish and 500 ...

Noise Pollution Costs $1.8 Million

July 21, 2008 / No Comments

  Noise pollution can be expensive, especially if you are the owner of a U. S. Military Base in Japan. A court ordered the Tokyo government to increase compensation for hundreds of residents who must endure the noise from U. S. jets in the area. Guess who Tokyo is going to ask to pay. Tokyo's high court says 257 residents deserve ...

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