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  1. Harvest time in Satoyama


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    Agricultural lands, secondary forests, artificial wetlands, and grasslands… In Japanese, there is a name for the area that encompasses these ecosystems, along with human settlements: satoyama. Satoyama,…

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    • Sea level rise in Kowanyama, Cape York, Australia


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      “When that whole ocean comes and rises up, where are we going to go?” ponders Inherkowinginambana, a Kunjen elder from Kowanyama, a coastal Aboriginal community in tropical Queensland,…

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      • Fighting carbon with fire - Arnhemland, Australia


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        Arnhem Land - Aboriginal fire ecologist, Dean Yibarbuk, explains how traditional fire management practices have kept the country healthy for thousands of years. Recently, his mob at Wardakken have…

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        • Pamiri women and the melting glaciers of Tajikistan


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          TAJIKISTAN - The glaciers of the Pamir mountains, which provide over 50% of Central Asia's water resources, are rapidly melting at a rate similar to Greenland's continental glacier. Three…

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          • Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal


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            Interview with Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal after delivering the fifteenth U Thant Distinguished Lecture at Unite Nations University Headquarters, in Tokyo. He speaks about…

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            • THE WISDOM YEARS - Yamazaki


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              Large cities like Tokyo are home to many centenarians. For example, 103-year-old Ms. Matsu Yamazaki lives in Tokyo’s north-western suburbs with her family. She stays active by walking around…

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              • Will you eco-marry me?


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                Tokyo couple Shigeru Komori and Tomoko Hoshino embraced the chance to create a beautiful wedding day without leaving behind a huge environmental footprint. Both of them are passionate about the environment…

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                • PRIORITY AFRICA - Climate Change


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                  A short UNU podcast focusing on climate change impact in Africa and some of the priority issues and solutions. Filmed during the 2008 TICAD IV summit in Yokohama, the podcast features interviews with…

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                  • ひまわりと言う名の電気自動車


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                    大手自動車メーカーがなかなか電気自動車の販売に踏み切れない中、東京の小さな会社、オートイーヴィは既に「ひまわり」という名のカラフルな電気自動車を発売している。 石油の値段が大幅に上昇し、二酸化炭素排出量を削減しようと様々な取り組みが行われる中、電気電気自動車が日本でなかなか普及しないのはなぜなのだろうか?オートイーヴィの社長、元ラリードライバーの高岡氏の前には様々な課題が積み重なり、彼の挑戦は2009年度に大手自動車メーカーが電気自動車の販売に本格的に参入することによりさらに大きくなるのかもしれない。 http://ourworld.unu.edu/jp/2008/10/29/electric-cars-hitting-roads-around-the-globe/

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                    • Where the sea whistle echoes


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                      Ama, the legendary women divers of Japan have been practicing sustainable fishing for hundreds of years, but climate change coupled with overfishing, is bringing them face to face with an uncertain…

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                      • Tourism meltdown, Climate change causes drift ice lost


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                        The Sea of Okhotsk has long been the southernmost spot in the Northern Hemisphere where polar sea ice is found. After spreading southward out of the Arctic each winter and along the eastern edge of…

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                        • Transition Town Japan: Hidetake Enomoto


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                          Interview with Hidetake Enomoto from the Transition Town Movement. To learn more about Transition Town Japan, please visit http://transitiontowns.org/TransitionNetwork/TransitionHub-Japan and http://www.transition-japan.net/ (Japanese)

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