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Environment/Energy

NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on the environment.

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Two Years on, Remembering The Fukushima Disaster

New America Media, Letter, Andrew Lam , Mar 10, 2013

The letter below, written in Vietnamese by an immigrant who was working in Fukushima as a policeman to a friend in Vietnam, and it was published in newspapers and circulated on the Internet a week or so after the incident. It is an extraordinary testimony to the strength and dignity of the Japanese spirit, and an interesting slice of life near the epicenter of Japan's current crisis, the Fukushima nuclear power plant. I translated and published it on New America Media two weeks after the disaster struck on March 11, 2011. I am reposting it here on the occasion of the two-year anniversary of the Tohoku disaster.

In Case You Missed It -- NASA Finds Traces of DNA in Space

New America Media, Blog , Andrew Lam, Aug 14, 2011


Japanese Scholar to Bay Area: Please Don't Forget About Us

New America Media, Blog , Andrew Lam, Apr 12, 2011


Lessons of Anime -- How to Cope with Japans Tragedy

New America Media, Blog , Andrew Lam, Mar 30, 2011


Letter from Fukushima: A Vietnamese-Japanese Police Officers Account

New America Media, First Person, Ha Minh Thanh, Mar 19, 2011


Japan Multicultural Relief Fund

New America Media, Blog , Andrew Lam, Mar 16, 2011

Japan Pacific Resource Network (JPRN) based in Oakland, which is one of the leading organizations in strengthening the non profit sector in Japan and the bi-national civil society between the US and Japan.

The Universe is Shrinking

New America Media, Blog/Radio, Andrew Lam, Aug 26, 2010


Shanghai Expo: 200 Tons of Trash Each Day

China Daily USA, News Report, Qian YanFeng, May 06, 2010

During the first five days of the Shanghai World Expo, an average of 160,000 visitors a day created nearly 200 tons of waste each day. However, the waste separation system was widely ignored by visitors, resulting in low efficiency in collection and treatment of waste.

Conservationist Wins Goldman Prize for Protecting Polish Valley

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, May 06, 2010

Conservationist and Goldman Prize Winner Małgorzata Grska led the fight to stop a controversial highway project and ultimately helped protect Poland's Rospuda Valley, one of the last true wilderness areas in Europe.

Stimulus Funds Bypass Communities With Dirty Water

New America Media, Investigation, Ngoc Nguyen, May 06, 2010

A New America Media investigation reveals that federal stimulus funds designed to clean up California's drinking water have bypassed most communities whose water is too toxic to drink.

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