Jan 18, 2014

Will Japan prepared mean nature ruined?

by Winifred Bird

“Resilience” is a hot topic these days — not in self-help books, but among policymakers worldwide. As governments become convinced that climate change is a real threat, they are taking steps to ensure communities can bounce back from the increasing impact of floods, storms, ...

Jun 5, 2013

Minamata recognition criteria called outrage

The government must relax its strict criteria for officially recognizing victims of Minamata disease so more people can receive compensation, according to panelists at a symposium on the mercury-poisoning disease. Recognizing a woman posthumously as a Minamata disease victim in a landmark ruling in ...