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Japan Retreats to Coal and Energy Incoherence Reigns Supreme

Our climate challenged planet desperately needs a 21st century, low-polluting, decarbonized energy system.

by |February 10, 2020

Lessons from the Japan Earthquake

The jolt in Japan stunned even scientists who’ve studied earthquakes all their lives.

by |March 31, 2011

Crisis in Japan: Earth Institute Reactions

The largest ever recorded earthquake in Japan’s history has triggered a sequence of events that have killed thousands, crushed and submerged cities and towns and left a financial toll that will take years for an already struggling economy to recover. Videos and stories slowly began to emerge as the sun rose in Japan the day… read more

by |March 14, 2011

Learning From Japan’s Catastrophe

The images and stories of the devastation caused by Japan’s massive earthquake is heart wrenching. We see countless examples of extraordinary acts of human courage and generosity as the local, national and world communities struggle to respond to this catastrophe. Japan, a nation that has long ensured that its buildings were built to withstand earthquakes… read more

by |March 14, 2011
UN General Assembly Hall

China, Japan, U.S. Star at U.N. Climate Change Summit

The U.N. Summit on Climate Change is underway today in NYC with nearly 100 heads of state in attendance to address carbon emissions and climate change.  Several leaders  — including the president of the Maldives and the prime minister of Japan — offered impassioned pleas to take action and make strong commitments to reducing carbon… read more

by |September 22, 2009