Japan Radioactivity in Sea Water 1,250 Times Above Normal as Radiation Levels Approach Those of Chernobyl

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Japan’s PM Naoto Kan apologizes to his nation, and to the world, concerning radiation leakage at Fukushima reactors Is the Japanese nuclear radiation crises getting better, or getting worse? It depends on who is reporting the ongoing events at the Fukushima nuclear reactors, which were heavily damaged by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami […]

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Aging Israeli Nuclear Reactor Could Face Meltdown if Cooling System Fails

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Israel’s aging nuclear facilities are “beyond safe operating ages“. It sits in the middle of Israel’s Negev desert region, far from the Mediterranean seacoast and the possibility of a catastrophic 14 meter high Tsunami like the one which severely damaged the Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant. It’s also not in nearly as serious an earthquake […]

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Nuclear Fears: Myths and Reality – A Physicist Talks Straight About Japan

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Physicist and guest blogger Susan Goodman puts the Japan nuclear news in proportion to non-scientists. Perhaps in the west we still retain some false sense of culpability for the discovery of nuclear fission. Maybe the very name Fukushima has resonances with that of Hiroshima – invoking memories of horrors that for most of us are […]

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As Japan Nuclear Plants Meltdown, Israel To Build “Safe” One in the Desert

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Fukushima Daiichi reactors in Japan before and after the tsunami. Is this worthwhile for Israel or other Middle East countries? Japan’s damaged nuclear facilities are reaching even more critical radiation leakage levels, and the country’s population is becoming more concerned about the effect of radiation their own environment as well as that outside Japan. Despite […]

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Time to Pause: Risks of Nuclear in the Volatile Middle East and North Africa Region

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The Arab region holds the densest concentration on earth of countries seeking to generate nuclear electricity for the first time. Rola points out the dangers. Over the last few years, while talk of a nuclear power ‘renaissance’ was spreading globally, Middle Eastern and North African countries have been rushing to jump on the commercial nuclear […]

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As Japan Nuclear Plants Approach “Meltdown” What Can the Mideast Learn?

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Japanese soldiers prepare for the worst. The China Syndrome? Is the worst yet to come? Radiation from damaged reactor cores at Japan’s Fukushima Diiachi nuclear power plant now appear to be reaching dangerous proportions according to statements being issued by governmental authorities and assessments being made by nuclear energy safety analysts. Some experts in Israel […]

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Japan Nuclear Meltdown Will Seriously Affect World Environment

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Checking for radiation in Japan. Wouldn’t happen if a solar power plant is damaged. Japan’s situation involving its damaged nuclear reactors is heading into “critical mass”  following more reactor failures from last week’s mega earthquake and subsequent tsunami tidal waves. Worries about this kind nightmarish scenario happening elsewhere, especially in the Middle East has been […]

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Do You WANA Green The Middle East? A Forum Report from Jordan

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WANA, a North Africa and West Asia forum recently convened in Jordan to discuss the environment, a green economy, sustainable development and the revival of Hima, an Islamic environmental conservation practice. The West Asia – North Africa WANA Forum is a long-term initiative that brings together decision-makers, civil society orgs, religious leaders, researchers, business owners, […]

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Japan and Saudi Arabia Plan Giant Desalination Equipment Plant to "Freshen Up" Regional Water Supplies

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Revese osmosis membrane equipment will help quench thirst of oil rich, but water-poor Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has been in the news a lot in regards to building desalination facilities, on which the Kingdom depends for most of its fresh water supplies. This includes what has been hailed as the worlds’ largest desalination facility in […]

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Japan To Build Solar Plant in Jericho, Palestine

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Jericho in Palestine will light up with solar power thanks to Japanese initiative. The Japanese government has agreed to assist the Palestinian Authority with two solar energy projects totaling $23 million, according to the Palestinian Maan News Agency. Part of the funds, $16.7 million, will be used to assist in alleviating the Authority’s financial difficulties, with […]

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Dangerous Gases Other Than C02

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There are many gases, aside from C02, that cause harm to our atmosphere. The problem is that not all of them are included in the Kyoto Protocol meaning that they do not need to be reported. Take care to learn your gasses, if you are connected with the industry, so that you do not inadvertently […]

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As Better Place Tests Battery Replacement Technology in Japan, Is Better Place the Best Electric Car Company?

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Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car company seemed to be on the right track with their conception of a totally electric family sized car. The Israeli company, with offices located in the Kiryat Atidim high tech park, outside of Tel Aviv, developed a prototype for an electric car, using a Renault Megane with an electric […]

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