Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Earth Science News .




FROTH AND BUBBLE
Japan proposes pollution meeting with China
by Staff Writers
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 8, 2013


The foreign ministry in Tokyo on Friday proposed a meeting with Chinese officials about the choking smog over Beijing that is now being seen in Japan.

The ministry told China "the Japanese government is concerned and is closely monitoring the recent serious air pollution in China" as it may affect Japan's environment as well as Japanese nationals in the country, a statement said.

Tokyo proposed that the countries hold talks as soon as the Chinese New Year holiday season ends this month, to discuss how the two parties can cooperate over the problem.

The suffocating smog that has blanketed swathes of China is hitting parts of Japan, sparking warnings of health risks for the young and the sick.

Relations between Tokyo and Beijing are already strained over the sovereignty of a chain of islands in the East China Sea.

That dispute intensified further this week after Japan alleged a Chinese warship's radar system had locked onto a Japanese destroyer.

Beijing on Friday accused Tokyo of hyping the "China threat".

While the island spat has hit a number of Japanese businesses amid an informal boycott of Japanese brand goods, the elevated pollution levels in China have been good for Japan's air purifier makers.

Sharp, Daikin and Panasonic all said sales in China for January were up two or three times on the same month last year.

.


Related Links
Our Polluted World and Cleaning It Up






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





FROTH AND BUBBLE
China jails pollution protesters: state mediaw
Shanghai (AFP) Feb 7, 2013
A Chinese court has jailed three people and given 13 others suspended sentences over their roles in a violent anti-pollution protest last year, state media said. A court in Qidong on Wednesday sentenced the individuals, who were among thousands who protested against a planned waste water pipeline at a Japanese-owned factory last July, the official Xinhua news agency said. China has seen ... read more


FROTH AND BUBBLE
Smartphones, tablets help UW researchers improve storm forecasts

Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims

HDT Global Awarded Guardian Angel Air-Deployable Rescue Vehicle Contract

Sri Lanka rescues 138 stranded on sinking boat: navy

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Light-emitting triangles may have applications in optical technology

Largest prime number to date found

South Korean Satellite Makes First Contact with Ground

Novel materials shake ship scum

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo

Tortugas marine reserve yields more, larger fish

Malaysian state scales back Borneo dam plans

Water supplies in war-hit Syria cut by a third: UN

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Polar bear researchers urge governments to act now and save the species

Cyclone did not cause 2012 record low for Arctic sea ice

NSF-funded Team Samples Antarctic Lake Beneath the Ice Sheet

Norway's ruling party may back Arctic islands oil drive

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Investors who trample land rights risk bottom line: experts

Ethiopians 'driven out in land grabs'

How plant communities endure stress

Chocolate not yet China's cup of tea

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Hoodoos - key to earthquakes?

Aftershocks stall aid efforts in tsunami-hit Solomons

Rescuers bid to reach tsunami-hit villages in Solomons

Heavy rain kills 34 in Pakistan: officials

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Ghana extradites ex-military chief to I. Coast: security

Sudan president in Eritrea after Asmara mutiny: reports

Central African rebels warn president over peace deal

DR Congo peace deal signing cancelled: UN

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Finding the way to memory

New Geology study raises questions about long-held theories of human evolution

3D printing breakthrough with human embryonic stem cells

Alternate walking and running to save energy, maintain endurance




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement