Fukushima in Japan is surrendering to nature

August 10, 2017 by  
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Nature has come for Fukushima . Six years after a nuclear meltdown resulted in a mass exodus of neighboring residents, the Fukushima prefecture is slowly being engulfed by a sea of green. Access to the Fukushima Exclusion Zone is still tightly regulated, but a photographer from Japan’s Asahi Shimbun recently braved the so-called “difficult-to-return zones” this past July, taking pictures with a drone and a helicopter. Returning to a place he lived as a child, Tetsuro Takehana experienced a haunting homecoming. “It was as if time had stopped,” he said. “And yet the grass and trees continue to grow.” Related: Hundreds of radioactive wild boars run amok in Fukushima, Japan The parking lot of a busy shopping mall is now overwhelmed by weeds breaking through the asphalt. Football goalposts, smothered in grass, are all that remain visible of an elementary school playground. Cars are being swallowed up by grass. Time—and life—marches on, with or without us. + Asahi Shimbun Images via YouTube screengrabs

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Tokyo Institute of Technology Unveils New Facade Decked Out in 4,500 Solar Panels!

April 16, 2012 by  
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Photo: Eiji Hori for Asahi Shimbun The Tokyo Institute of Technology recently unveiled a shiny new shell made of 4,500 solar panels that allow it to use half of the energy of a similarly-sized building. The panels — which line the structure’s facade and rooftop — have a total capacity of 650 kilowatts, and the building also generates another 100 kilowatts using fuel cells. Custom designed for the university’s Environment and Energy Innovation Building in Tokyo’s Meguro area, this innovative idea makes great use of the sun’s abundant rays. + Tokyo Institute of Technology Via Asahi Shimbun via  Gizmodo Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , Architecture , Environment and Energy Innovation Building , green technology , Japan , Meguro , renewable energy , solar panels , solar panels facade , Solar Power , Tokyo Institute of Technology , university

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EPA Aims To Improve Air Quality in National Parks

April 16, 2012 by  
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Last week, the federal government took a big step towards cleaning up the air in our national parks when a U.S. District Court in Washington, DC  approved an agreement between the EPA and conservation groups to establish new air pollution cleanup plans. Currently, air pollution caused by fires, the power industry and other man-made causes is a big problem for our treasured parks as it produces haze that affects visibility and air quality. If you’ve ever been to one of our national parks and were disappointed that you weren’t able to see some of the natural wonders because of air pollution, the EPA’s new course of action could change all of that. Read the rest of EPA Aims To Improve Air Quality in National Parks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , Air quality , Big Bend National Park , environmental protection agency , epa , Guadalupe Mountains National Park , haze , national parks , power plants , texas

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