RedskyNews Category: As – Politics & Science

Japan Creates 20 Km No-Go Zone

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan said on Thursday it would ban anyone entering a 20-km (12-mile) evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant north of Tokyo, weeks after the tsunami-wrecked facility began leaking radiation. An earthquake with a magnitude of

Rainbow Warrior Heads For Japan

TOKYO (AFP) – Greenpeace said Thursday it is sending its Rainbow Warrior flagship to Japan to test seawater and marine life near the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant which is leaking radiation. The ship has left Taiwan and is set to

Toyota Cuts Prodction In The US

CHICAGO (AFP) – Japanese automaker Toyota on Tuesday extended production cuts at its North American plants in the wake of supply shortages following the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The announcement came a day after Toyota resumed

Asia Reactors Face Tsunami Risk

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The skeleton of what will soon be one of the world’s biggest nuclear plants is slowly taking shape along China’s southeastern coast — right on the doorstep of Hong Kong’s bustling metropolis. Three other facilities nearby are

Japan Proposes Earthquake Tax

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese consumers may have to help foot the reconstruction bill after last month’s earthquake and tsunami caused $300 billion of damage, further burdening the hugely indebted economy, a newspaper said on Tuesday. It would be the first

Toyota Shutdowns Inevitable

NEW YORK (AFP) – Toyota said Monday that stopping some production in its US car plants was inevitable after Japan’s earthquake and tsunami crippled the supply of parts. Mike Goss, a spokesman Toyota US, said some shutdowns were “inevitable” but

Greenpeace Widens Tests In Japan

Greenpeace on Monday widened its radiation tests near Japan’s stricken nuclear plant to also include checks of milk and vegetables, the environmental watchdog said in a statement. A Greenpeace field team charged with food testing would join another group near

Nuclear Crisis Fuels Climate Change

A global slowdown in the growth of nuclear power in reaction to the Japan crisis will seriously hamper the fight against climate change, a top International Energy Agency (IEA) official said Monday. IEA chief economist Fatih Birol told AFP that

UN Climate Talks Start In Bangkok

The first UN climate talks of the year in Bangkok this week look to hammer out tough details of a global pact that has offered hope in the fight against global warming. The six days of talks, which begin Sunday

Japan PM To Visit Nuke Zone

Japan’s prime minister is travelling to the country’s nuclear disaster zone as workers continue to brave radiation from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant to battle the world’s worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl. Naoto Kan is due to visit a sports