Fukushima Daiichi begins pumping groundwater into Pacific

The groundwater, which flows in from hills behind the plant, mixes with contaminated water used to cool melted fuel before ending up in the sea. Officials concede that decommissioning the reactors will be impossible until the water issue has been resolved.

Fukushima Daiichi operator should not handle shutdown, says governing party

The firm is expected to begin removing 1,300 spent fuel assemblies from the remains of the reactor No 4 building towards the middle of next month. Some nuclear experts have warned that even a slight mishap involving the fuel rods could result in huge releases of radiation into the air and sea.

Fukushima residents may never go home, say Japanese officials

“Politicians should have specified a long time ago the areas where evacuees will not be able to return, and presented plans to help them rebuild their lives elsewhere,” Toshitaka Kakinuma, a 71-year-old Okuma resident living in nearby Iwaki, told the Asahi Shimbun newspaper.

The village where dozens of young girls have been raped is still waiting for justice

The information was passed on to different groups working on the protection of women and children. A non-governmental Kavumu task force had been formed in May 2014, based in Bukavu, consisting of Monusco, other UN offices, Physicians for Human Rights and doctors from Panzi hospital. But not all parties in the group were agreed on […]

Chinese researchers release rapeseed gene transcriptome database

A research team from the Oil Crops Research Institute under the CAAS has decoded the transcription information of the rapeseed genome and constructed a landscape of the whole transcriptome of rapeseed genes with an advanced sequencing technique and its self-developed bioinformatics tools.

Aligning CSR with business growth

As for its contribution to the environment, Lee&Man has called on its staff to join environmental protection activities such as collecting waste, plastic bottles, plastic bags in the locality. Also, it joined hands with the People’s Committee of Hau Giang to organize a marathon themed “One runner runs – A tree is planted”.

Rescuers Standing By As Hurricane Isaias Reaches NC Coastline

In preparing for the storm’s arrival, nine members of the Raleigh Fire Department water rescue team were sent to Williamston on Sunday. According to a Facebook post from the city of Raleigh, the local water rescuers are members of a regional team that includes members from Wake EMS, Durham Fire and Chapel Hill Fire.

Is New Zealand destined to become a cashless society?

The University of Otago is running a trial of operating as a cashless society, with its cafes and shops on campus switching exclusively to electronic payments for the rest of the year.