Japan

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Close to $1 billion in funds meant to finance global climate-mitigation projects is going toward the construction of power plants fired by coal—the biggest human source of carbon pollution— according to an Associated Press investigation. The findings underscore the lack of rules designed to steer the United Nations' 'climate finance' initiative,...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Protesters hold a sign at a mass anti-U.S. base rally in Ginowan, Okinawa on November 8, 2009. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)
Okinawa voters on Sunday handed an overwhelming victory to a gubernatorial...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Despite consistent and vocal opposition from organized labor, environmentalists...

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Fishermen have resumed fishing after postponing their start when hundreds of tons of radioactive water were found leaking from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Twenty-one trawlers brought home 5 tons of seafood, including octopus and squid, from the trial operation; if testing shows they're safe, they'll be shipped to markets in Japan. While older people are said to be buying fish from the sea off Fukushima Prefecture, others don't want their kids or grandkids eating it...

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