NEW DELHI (AP) — A new study shows that rampant trash-burning is releasing more polluting emissions than governments are reporting.
The story of nuclear power in Japan is one fraught with complexity. The country’s introduction to the power of the atom came in the shape of wholesale death and destruction, the likes of which had never been seen before.
The swelling tide of new money in Asia has resulted in some serious conservation concerns. Rapid economic growth in countries like China and Vietnam has equipped millions who were previously excluded from enjoying luxury goods with unprecedented buying power.
Back in 2007, New Zealand promised to be the greenest country on Earth. Then Prime Minister Helen Clark of the Labour Party pledged to achieve a carbon-neutral and sustainable future for the Kiwi nation. A year later, the centre-right National Party won the general election and Clark was replaced by John Key, who is still in office. The lofty environmental vision of the Labour Party took a back seat to pro-business policies like the privatization of public services.
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