Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

On World Environment Day, UN officials highlight need to ensure sustainability of resources – UN News

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Comments off


Photo: UNEP

UNITED NATIONS, 5 June 2012 –Marking World Environment Day, United Nations officials today highlighted the need for a change in thinking and approach to ensure the sustainability of the Earth’s resources as the world population grows. Read more…

Japan:CO2 density map created using satellite data

Sunday, October 30, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 30,2011

A Japanese research group has created a world map which shows estimated carbon dioxide emissions in each region using for the first time data acquired by a satellite. Read more…

Belgium:IAEA reports incident at Belgian nuclear waste sit

Thursday, October 6, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 6,2011

A UN nuclear agency says 3 people are being checked for radiation exposure at a nuclear-waste processing facility in Belgium.

The International Atomic Energy Agency made the announcement in Vienna on Wednesday. Read more…

Japan:Govt to check radiation levels outside 20km zone

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 4,2011


The Japanese government says it will check the radiation levels in the environment at 5 municipalities outside the 20-kilometer no-entry zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Read more…

Kenya:Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maathai dies

Monday, September 26, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 26,2011
“the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize”

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UN General Assembly opens 66th session

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 14,2011
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) — The UN General Assembly opened on Tuesday its 66th session at the UN Headquarters in New York, with veteran Read more…

Japan:Fukushima evacuees briefly return home

Sunday, August 7, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 7,2011
Some evacuees in Fukushima Prefecture have briefly returned to their homes to prepare for the Bon holidays in mid-August. Read more…

Hiroshima University to study low-level exposure

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 3,2011

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Japan:Fukushima reactors cooling – Japanese PM

Saturday, July 16, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 16,2011
After fixing water contamination problems, engineers at Fukushima are making progress towards cooling the damaged reactors at the crippled nuclear power plant. Read more…

Japan:Halting reactors would increase CO2 emissions

Thursday, July 14, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 14,2011
The Japanese government says annual carbon dioxide emissions would increase by 210 million tons if the country were to shift from nuclear power to fossil fuels. Read more…