RedskyNews Category: As – Politics & Science

Govt. Kept Japan Exodus Secret


The Japanese government’s worst-case scenario at the height of the nuclear crisis last year warned that tens of millions of people, including Tokyo residents, might need to leave their homes, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. But

China Wants Kyoto Extension


China, the world’s top greenhouse gas emitter, said Tuesday it will push at next week’s climate talks for an extension of the Kyoto Protocol, which requires rich nations to reduce their emissions. Beijing’s top climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua also called

Fukushima Radiation Stunts Growth

Eight months on from the nuclear meltdowns at Japan’s Fukushima plant the long-term cancer risks for children are in the spotlight, but a new study has highlighted more immediate problems. Thousands of children living in the fallout zone are confined

Clinton Visits Thai Flood Evacuees

BANGKOK — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton played with a toddler and asked a little girl if she misses school during a quick visit to an evacuation center for Thai flood victims Thursday, a day after announcing a

iPhone Geiger Counter For Japanese

A Japanese company Tuesday unveiled a cheap Geiger counter for the iPhone to enable people worried about the March Fukushima nuclear accident to check their environment for radiation. The probe, 14 centimetres long by five wide (six inches by two),

Greenpeace Attacks Dirty Politics


Greenpeace has lashed out at allegations made by a legislator that one of its top British activists managed to skirt an entry ban into Indonesia by using a false passport. Nur Hidayati, Greenpeace’s country representative for Indonesia, said on Tuesday

Radioactive Plankton Discovered


Researchers say high concentrations of radioactive caesium have been detected in plankton in the Pacific Ocean off the shattered Fukushima nuclear plant. The Fukushima nuclear plant was badly damaged in the March earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, and has

Maldives Say “Talks Are Stupid”


The UN’s talks on climate change are daft and crippled by finger-pointing and the need for consensus, the president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, was quoted on Thursday by Le Monde as saying. Nasheed also said emerging economies were as

Barbie Goes From Pink To Green


US toy giant Mattel, maker of the world-famous Barbie doll, has decided to use more environmentally friendly materials in its packaging after months of criticism from Greenpeace. The California-based company said Wednesday it hopes to source 70 percent of its

Everest Soon To Be Ice Free

Climbers and custodians of Everest say rapid climate change could soon make for an ice-free ascent of the world’s highest mountain. Their warning comes amid a new international effort to gauge the effects of climate change in the Himalayas –