Daily Archives: August 14, 2015

Green news roundup: Arctic oil, fracking and divestment update

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Chinese ‘slave labourers’ demand Japanese apology and compensation


Al Jazeera English

Published on Aug 13, 2015

Japan is marking the 70th anniversary of its defeat in World War Two on Friday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to issue an apology for his country’s role in the war.It comes just a few weeks after one of Japan’s biggest companies apologised for using American prisoners of war, as forced labour.But so far, no apology has been extended to the Chinese victims.Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports.

Global Climate Change
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Nuclear and biochemical experts arrive at scene of Tianjin explosion


euronews (in English)

Published on Aug 13, 2015

More than 200 military specialists have arrived in the Chinese port city of Tianjin where thick smoke lingers after huge explosions at a chemicals warehouse on Wednesday night.

China’s state news agency Xinhua reports the nuclear and biochemical experts have tested the air around the site for toxic gases.

Witnesses described crumpled shipping containers thrown around like matchsticks and hundreds of new cars torched.

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10 Years After Katrina, Gulf Eats Away at Coast


Associated Press

Published on Aug 13, 2015

Louisiana is losing to the sea 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. The state’s fishing towns are melting into the water as the Gulf eats away at the coast outside levee-protected New Orleans. (Aug. 14)

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