Garbage island mars seascape of Maldives

Oct 19, 2013

Garbage island mars seascape of Maldives

by adam Plowright

Descending by plane into the Maldives offers a panoramic view of azure seas and coral-fringed islands, but as the runway nears, billowing smoke in the middle distance reveals an environmental calamity. Thilafushi Island, a half-hour boat trip from the capital, Male, is surrounded by ...

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Japan to rethink candidate sites for nuclear waste disposal

The Environment Ministry said Monday that it will restart the process to select candidate final storage sites for radioactive waste from the triple-meltdown disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 power plant, because residents living near the current chosen locations are up ...