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Engineers seek community consent for nuclear waste site

The world's first permanent repository for nuclear fuel waste will open this year on Olkiluoto Island, Finland, but convincing people to live nearby remains a challenge.

Austyn Gaffney reports for Grist.

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Japan innovates with climate bonds to fund green technology

Japan, leveraging its technological prowess, has become the first country to issue sovereign bonds specifically for funding climate change initiatives and green technology.

Julian Ryall reports for Deutsche-Welle.

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Mottainai: In Japan, creativity is key to a no-waste ideal

Japan's celebrated principles of thrift and conservation further sustainability in the culinary world, brilliantly embracing scraps, leftovers and the whole animal.
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Regulators clear Japan's largest nuclear plant for operation, navigating past safety concerns and local hesitations

Japan's nuclear watchdog has lifted the operational ban on Tokyo Electric Power's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, marking a cautious move towards nuclear energy amidst historical safety issues and local apprehensions.

Mari Yamaguchi reports for the Associated Press.

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Japanese regulator lifts ban on TEPCO-owned Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, citing safety improvements

Japan's nuclear power regulator has lifted an operational ban on Tokyo Electric Power's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant, as the company turns its attention to getting local permission to restart.
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Ambitious Tokyo flood tunnels tested by worsening natural disasters

Japan has financed enormously expensive infrastructure projects to protect cities from catastrophe, but old adaptation plans may not be enough against increasingly heavy rains.
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Microplastics detected in clouds hanging atop two Japanese mountains

Findings regarding clouds above Mount Fuji and Mount Oyama highlight how microplastics are highly mobile.