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Disappearing Fish: Ground Zero, Tokyo

The newswires are full of distressing stories discussing how fish stocks around the globe are rapidly disappearing. Some surveys suggest that many fish species could very well disappear during our lifetime. The causes are numerous: pollution, the garbage patches in the Pacific and Atlantic, and fish trawlers. If you want to see the evidence of why fish are disappearing, you have got to visit the Tsujiki Fish Market in Tokyo, a must-see for any visitor in Japan.

LA: Off coal by 2020?

LA's mayor's about to announce that all of LA will be off coal by 2020. A press conference will start soon! Okay, sorry. That blurb from my Blackberry was more appropriate for a Twitter Post, but I was at JETRO's (Japan External ...

25% in 2020 the Japanese Way

Japan is undergoing a huge shift in politics.  For only the second time since 1955, Japan's dominant Liberal Democratic Party lost its control of the House in the Diet, all but assuring Yuko Hatoyama will become the next Prime Minister.  ...

Are We Finally Plugged Into Plug-ins?

Yesterday I went to the Plug-In 2009 show in Long Beach.  I was hoping to see more vehicles, but the evening was an interesting one.  There were vendors ranging from light-weight auto bumper makers to electric charging station manufacturers.   I think ...

DME: another potential renewable fuel?

Biofuels. Solar. Wind. Tidal. Algae. Switchgrass. In the alternative energy debate, there are many sources of energy that are exotic, even “sexy.” There’s one source, however, that has much potential but falls under the radar: dimethyl ether, or DME. ...
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