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UK's first floating solar field produces 200kw of power
Britain’s first floating solar panel project has been constructed in Berkshire, as part of a scheme its architect hopes will offer a blueprint for the technology that could be built at hundreds of selected sites across the country.

29.09.2014 12:43

Eruption or not, nuclear restart in Japan to go ahead on schedule
Japan’s plans to restart the Sendai nuclear reactor won’t be affected by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Ontake, the government said. The reactor is in a separate volcanically-active area, which rose concerns for its safety after the Saturday eruption.

29.09.2014 05:31

Over 30 people feared dead near Japanese volcano after eruption
Over 30 people are feared dead near the erupting Ontake volcano in central Japan, police reported. The volcano started erupting on Saturday, sending ash clouds down the mountain’s slope for more than 3 kilometers.

28.09.2014 06:04

‘Paris-sized’ landslide may have sparked 2011 Japan tsunami
Flying in the face of the dominant narrative regarding the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a new study claims that a massive underwater landslide, and not an earthquake, was predominantly responsible for the tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.

27.09.2014 10:04

Volcano erupts in central Japan, dozens injured (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
A volcano in central Japan has erupted, sending ash clouds down the mountain’s slope for more than 3 kilometers. At least one person has died and 70 were injured, while aircraft have been forced to divert to avoid the dangerous area.

27.09.2014 06:04

Japan targets Russia's biggest banks, arms exports in new sanctions
Japan has limited operations with five Russian banks including top lenders Sberbank and VTB, and arms exporters over Moscow’s involvement in the Ukraine crisis, according to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

24.09.2014 08:08

‘What’s your anti-disaster plan?’ Thousands protest Japanese nuclear revival
Thousands of people protested in Tokyo on Tuesday, criticizing the government's move to restart two of Japan’s nuclear reactors by arguing that no sufficient anti-disaster plans have been presented three years after the Fukushima catastrophe.

23.09.2014 20:27

Karzai’s farewell speech: US didn’t want peace in Afghanistan
Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai punctuated on Tuesday his tumultuous 13-year relationship with the United States, alleging that America invaded Afghanistan in 2001 for “its own interests” and never really wanted peace in the region.

23.09.2014 14:04

​Japan puts Russian sanctions on hold in view of possible FM talks
The Japanese government has pushed back announcing new sanctions against Russia, which it planned to impose Friday, in expectation of a possible meeting of foreign ministers next week.

19.09.2014 10:46

OECD cuts 2014 growth forecast for advanced economies
The major global economies are losing steam, and are expected to forfeit some 2014 growth, the OECD said Monday. They are weighed down by a sluggish eurozone economy, growing Middle East tension, the Ukraine crisis, and the Scot’s independence referendum.

15.09.2014 11:00

‘Hai’: Okinawa pro-independence campaigners look to Scotland for inspiration
Campaigners from the southern Japanese region of Okinawa have traveled to Scotland to find inspiration in the ‘Yes’ campaign and boost support for their own independence bid.

15.09.2014 08:41

Nobel in action: Japanese woman undergoes revolutionary stem cell transplant
A breakthrough stem cell transplant has been carried out in Japan for a woman suffering from an incurable eye illness. Japanese doctors say it’s the first-ever operation when adult cells were used to repair the damaged organ.

14.09.2014 10:21

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