19 Aug '11, 8pm

Sunflowers help absorb Fukushima radiation Kind of a lovely story out of a very tragic, difficult situation.

Sunflowers help absorb Fukushima radiation Kind of a lovely story out of a very tragic, difficult situation.

FUKUSHIMA, Japan - Sparks from burning strips of paper swirled into the hot summer sky, carrying the names of the dead above a temple in Fukushima where thousands of sunflowers have been planted to help fight the omnipresent radiation. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant some 50 km away suffered a series of core meltdowns and explosions after the massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems, setting off the world's worst nuclear accident in 25 years and forcing tens of thousands from their homes. "It is as if an invisible snow had fallen on Fukushima and continued to fall, covering the area," said Koyu Abe , chief monk at the Buddhist Joenji temple. "This snow, which doesn't melt, bro...

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Sunflowers in #Fukushima bring colour, and hope: via @Reuters

Sunflowers in #Fukushima bring colour, and hope...

planetark.org 25 Aug '11, 2am

Date: 24-Aug-11 Country: JAPAN Author: Antoni Slodkowski and Yuriko Nakao Reuters/Yuriko Nakao Photo: A geiger counter is ...

@WolfgangFeist @PassivHausIGUA Passive House it's like Sunflower helping to protect our beautiful world:

@WolfgangFeist @PassivHausIGUA Passive House it...

greenharmonyhome.com 20 Aug '11, 7am

Project leader Shinji Handa explains the long term plan. Sunflower seeds will be sold to citizens and volunteers who will ...

Fukushima To Do List: Take a Walk, Lunch, 100k Chest X Rays, Pick Up Kids:

Fukushima To Do List: Take a Walk, Lunch, 100k ...

cleantechnica.com 19 Aug '11, 3pm

“We have begun to see increased nosebleeds, stubborn cases of diarrhoea, and flu-like symptoms in children,” Dr Yuko Yanag...

All Deliberate Speed for Nuclear Reforms?

green.blogs.nytimes.com 19 Aug '11, 10pm

All Deliberate Speed for Nuclear Reforms? By MATTHEW L. WALD The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is moving forward on recomm...

Tsunami alert lifted, no major damage reported ...

todayonline.com 19 Aug '11, 6am

TOKYO - A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted north-eastern Japan off Fukushima prefecture today ...