S.Korea Voices Strong Regret Over Japan’s Decision To Dump Radioactive Water Into Sea

SEOUL, Apr 14 (NNN-YONHAP) – South Korea expressed strong regret, yesterday, over Japan’s decision to dump radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. Koo Yoon-cheol, chief of the Office for Government Policy Coordination, said, during an emergency vice-ministerial meeting that, the South Korean…

Japan To Dump Fukushima Contaminated Water Into Sea Amid Domestic, Int’l Opposition

TOKYO, Apr 13 (NNN-NHK) – Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, said today that, his government decides to discharge contaminated radioactive wastewater in Fukushima Prefecture into the sea, amid domestic and international opposition. Suga made the announcement after convening a meeting of relevant ministers, to formalise plans to release radioactive water,…

Sewage Treatment Station At Syria’s Hissya Industrial City Put Into Service

HOMS, Apr 12 (NNN-SANA) – Prime Minister, Hussein Arnous, on Saturday, put project of sewage treatment at Hissya industrial city in Homs into service, with nearly 1.8 billion SYP cost. In a statement, Arnous said, “The sewage treatment station was put for wastes resulting from industrial facilities and sanitation in…

Japan To Release Radioactive Water From Fukushima Plant Into Pacific Ocean

TOKYO, Apr 10 (NNN-NHK) – The Japanese government may announce, as early as Tuesday, plans to dispose of radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, into the Pacific Ocean, sources with knowledge of the matter said yesterday. The sources said, the government will convene a meeting of…

Uzbekistan To Develop Hydrogen Energy For Green Economy Transition

TASHKENT, Apr 10 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Uzbekistan will build a hydrogen energy infrastructure, to help the nation with its transition to a green economy, the Uzbek Justice Ministry said yesterday. The decree considers structural changes in demand for energy resources, and envisages a widespread introduction of innovative technologies, to develop hydrogen…

New Zealand Delivers Next Phase Of Climate Action

WELLINGTON, Apr 8 (NNN-AGENCIES) – The New Zealand government today delivered a key election commitment, to tackle climate change, by banning new low and medium temperature coal-fired boilers, and partner with the private sector to help it transit away from fossil fuels. This is the first major announcement, to follow…

Online Booking To Climb Mount Kinabalu To Be Made Available Soon

KOTA KINABALU (Sabah, Malaysia) April 2 (NNN-Bernama) — Sabah Parks (TTS) will soon launch an online booking and permit application system to better facilitate hikers planning to climb Mount Kinabalu. Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Jafry Ariffin said the system would enable hikers to make a direct booking and…

Strong Quake Strikes Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 (NNN-Bernama) — A strong earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale, occurred at 3.28 am Friday in Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department. It said in a statement that the epicentre of the earthquake was 1,107 km northeast of…

Sumatera’s MT Sinabung Erupts Again

JAKARTA, March 2 (NNN-Bernama) — Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, Indonesia erupted again early Tuesday morning, shooting clouds of smoke and ash as high as 5,000 metres. According to a statement from Indonesia’s Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), the eruption occurred at 6.42 am (western Indonesian time),…

Maldives President Seeks Parliamentary Approval To Join Int’l Conservation Body

MALE, Feb 24 (NNN-PSM) – Maldivian President, Ibrahim Solih, is seeking the approval of Parliament, to join the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), local media quoted the President’s Office as reporting today. “The decision to join the organisation will present the Maldives with partnership and networking opportunities, as…
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