Former Tepco executive Eiju Hangai, who quit the company a few months before the 2011 devastating tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, has built a solar agricultural park near the power plant. The
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Photo via Shutterstock Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced today that Japan plans to begin restarting its idled nuclear plants later this year. All 50 of Japan's nuclear reactors were taken
The 2011 Fukushima disaster was incredibly devastating, but the event's full impact may not be realized for years to come. According to a recent report from the World Health Organization, people living
Image: weibo.com China's cities are experiencing record-breaking levels of air pollution. Fearing for their health, Shanghai's traffic police department has distributed nasal smog filters to more than
After years of public speculation about the impact of pollution on some areas of the country, the Chinese Ministry of Environment Protection has finally confirmed the existence of “cancer villages.”
Cornell bioengineers have combined 3-D printing with injectable gel molds to create an artificial ear that looks and functions like a real human ear. The new bioengineering method offers a more
A team of teenagers interested in biotechnology is working on turning mosquitos into “flying syringes” to deliver vaccines to humans. The students are working in part with Provita
Curious about the amount of EMF your electronics give off? Concerned about overexposure? Or maybe you're just interested in ghost encounters? Check out Mr. Ghost, a new device that helps you figure out
The average person sleeps around eight hours a night — which amounts to a third of your life spent in bed. But despite the amount of time that we find ourselves tucked under our covers, most of us don't
Behnisch Architekten Wins Competition for New Green-Roofed Agora Cancer Research Centre in Switzerland
Behnisch Architekten just announced their win in the design competition for the new Agora Cancer Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland. The new centre will bring together hundreds of researchers, scientists,
NASA’s Earth Observatory has released startling new satellite images of the thick layer of smog that engulfed Beijing over the weekend. Two images, taken on January 14 and January 3, 2013, show the
Researchers at MIT just developed a new bio-polymer film that is able to generate electricity from a readily available source: water vapor. The material changes its shape as it absorbs evaporated water.
Hong Kong is set to introduce a new clean-air measure that will ban high-polluting vehicles and offer subsidies to help owners replace diesel-powered buses and trucks. Among the banned vehicles will be
When you hear about the effects on climate change on global populations, some of the places that might immediately spring to mind might include the low-lying island of Tuvalu or Haiti, which is
A troubling new nationwide survey conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco finds that most doctors do not inform patients about environmental risks they might encounter
London-based designers Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves — from Therefore.com – spent four years developing a light that would provide a viable alternative to kerosene and sun-powered lamps for
Maggie's provide emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. The centers are located in architecturally striking buildings within the grounds of NHS
If you want to raise awareness for breast cancer, there may be no better way to shine a little light on the subject than to build a 12-foot-tall glowing nipple at the top of a 228 meter hill. Staying true
This post was written by Anne of AH Interiors, an interior designer with other 20 years of experience, based in Henley-on-Thames, England. Slide Staircase by Rodney Miller Not only does this
Anyone who's ever seen an episode of Star Trek knows that when a crew member is ill, Dr. McCoy is able to use his medical tricorder to scan the patient and diagnose diseases or collect bodily information.
Whittington crafted his first Art-O-Mat vending machine way back in 1997. It was installed along with 12 of his paintings at a cafe art show. The cafe owner loved the machine so much, she insisted it
Nearly 40 years after the Vietnam War, the U.S. launched a project to clean up toxic residues of Agent Orange -- one of the many herbicides used by the U.S. military during the war was proven to contain
Bath and baby care giant Johnson & Johnson has announced plans to remove all potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals from its toiletries and cosmetic products worldwide within three
It's been well over a year since a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. During early stages of the fallout, Japanese officials insisted that
CFL bulb photo from Shutterstock A study by the State University of New York at Stony Brook revealed that manufacturing flaws in some compact fluorescent bulbs can lead to potential UV exposure.
Cyclone Photo from Shutterstock Even though large areas of the US are experiencing extreme drought conditions, aggressive summer thunderstorms have also swept across parts of the nation - and according
With a flurry of controversial discussions surrounding the 4th installment of LEED (formally known as LEED 2012), the USGBC has found themselves on a collision course with powerful construction
Preschool boy on dental prevention examination via Shutterstock Yet another health problem has been linked to the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) -- this time, it's cavity fillings. A new study from
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