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2021April 2021International NewsAsia

Japan to Dump Water from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is on track to release over a million tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean as part of its cleanup efforts. The first release is anticipated to begin in 2023, with the total process expecting to last over a decade. The move comes as water continues to accumulate, despite the plant being decommissioned following a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

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WorldOctober 2020Opinion2020

Airbus Takes Action Against Climate Change

Airbus recently introduced their new program ZEROe, which allows for zero-emission commercial planes. The concept outlines that the planes will be fueled with hydrogen to eliminate their carbon footprint. CNN explains that hydrogen can be used in different ways to power airplanes: it can be combusted directly through modified gas turbines, converted into electric energy, using fuel cells, and even combined with CO2 can be used to produce synthetic kerosene.

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“Wake-Up Call”: How the Coronavirus Can Impact Climate Change

Ultimately, the COVID-19 pandemic will not offer up a solution to climate change. Even though it may have given the Earth a much-needed breather, government interventionist policies could end up doing more harm in the long run.

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WorldInternational News2019Europe

EU Bans Single-Use Plastic Amongst Member States

The European Union voted to ban single-use plastic among member states by the year 2021. This decision is a reaction to the increasing amount of plastic that has found its way into waterways and oceans. After 2021, these items will be composed of more sustainable materials and their consumption will be reduced by 25 percent.

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WorldApril 2019

Saving the Planet by Skipping School

On March 15, empty desks took up the majority of classrooms. The students who regularly fill them are not skipping class to hangout or sleep in; they are trying to save the planet. Walking down streets or marching to their nation’s capital, teens are finally pushing their posters up in the air and their voices out of their chest in protest of climate change.

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