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In tragedy, Japan impresses the world

Source: AFP, Tue March 15, 2011
Despite the horrific scenes of destruction, Japan may emerge from its quake-tsunami disaster with a stronger international brand-name as the nation's resilience wins wide praise.

International aid efforts mobilize quickly for Japan

Source: USA Today, Mon March 14, 2011
Massive international relief teams, aid offers and fundraising efforts — from national governments to the Red Cross to faith-based agencies to Major League Baseball teams — are pouring into disaster-stricken Japan.

Japan halts whale hunt after chase by protesters

Source: BBC, Wed February 16, 2011
Japan has suspended its annual Antarctic whale hunt following protests from a campaign group.

Japan’s whale meat stockpile hit record last year: activists

Source: AFP, Sun January 09, 2011
Japan's whale meat stocks likely hit a record level of more than 6,000 tons last year, conservationists were quoted saying in a report Wednesday, suggesting it is becoming less popular with consumers.

Cell Phones Powered by Conversation?

Source: Discovery News, Tue October 19, 2010
Chatty teenagers could be the world's next renewable energy source. Scientists from Korea have turned the main ingredient of calamine lotion into a tiny material that converts sound waves into electricity.

Australia tells Japan: Stop whaling or face court

Source: BBC, Mon February 22, 2010
Australia has set a deadline for Japan to stop whaling in the Southern Ocean by November this year, or face international legal action.

Powered By Trash

Source: Yanko Design, Fri November 13, 2009
A lamppost powered by trash seems like a strange idea but if you think about the ratio between city trash and energy needs – things start to make sense, kinda.

Controversial conservation group Sea Shepherd unveil new weapon against whaling

Source: Sideways News, Thu November 05, 2009
The new stealth, high-tech anti-whaling boat of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society waits in Auckland Harbour ahead of its departure to the Southern Ocean.

Fisker To Retool Former GM Plant To Make Electric Cars

Source: Wall Street Journal, Wed October 28, 2009
Electric-car start-up Fisker Automotive said Tuesday it will invest nearly $200 million to buy and retool a former General Motors plant in Wilmington, Del., facing off against Honda Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and other big manufacturers in the nascent market for electric vehicles.

‘Simple lifestyle tweaks’ key in climate change fight

Source: Google/AFP, Tue October 27, 2009
The United States could cut greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of France's total annual emissions by getting Americans to make simple lifestyle changes, like regularly maintaining their cars or insulating their attics, a study showed.

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