Strong Government Action Needed in Corona War: Michael Shellenberger

Monday, March 23, 2020

Michael Shellenberger

By Allison Pestotnik
Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Internationally known environmental policy writer and analyst Michael Shellenberger is calling on the U.S. government to take strong and decisive actions at the federal level in the fight against the spreading coronavirus, a situation that he compares to a war.

“A report released by Imperial College-London researchers on Monday shook the world,” he wrote in an article called Winning the War on Coronavirus. “The report gave a glimpse into the...

Latest Assessment of the Effects of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan

Monday, October 14, 2019

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis, which hit 13 prefectures in central, eastern and northeastern Japan on Saturday, has reached 55 people, with 16 still lost and about 100 injured as of Monday night, a new toll said. Most of the victims were drowned in rivers or buried alive.

Four of 12 crew members were rescued by the coastguard from a Panamanian cargo ship that sank in Tokyo Bay on Sunday morning. In addition, mudslides caused by the typhoon have left more than a h...

Greenpeace: Dumping Fukushima Radioactive Water Not Popular in Japan

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) An online survey commissioned by the environmental organization Greenpeace showed that only about 13% of Japanese surveyed support dumping diluted radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, the option seemingly favored by the Japanese government for dealing with over 1 million metric tons of contaminated water in Fukushima.

“We deliberately set out to try and understand the level of understanding Japanese citizens have, what they were thinking and why,” said Shaun B...

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