Smart Planet: Fukushima Now a Global Disaster

Fukushima nuclear disaster now global environmental problem The Japanese government has asked for help — but is the plea two years too late? Despite previous assurances, the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster continues to contaminate the world’s oceans — and the Japanese government is finally asking for international help. The March 2011 power plant meltdown …

Smart Planet: In the Philippines, turning plastic waste into fuel

In the Philippines, turning plastic waste into fuel Plastic waste is a problem all over the world. And it is especially troubling in the Philippines where plastic waste piles up in Manila’s Payal landfill, unable to decompose. But one inventor thinks he might have found the answer to this chronic problem. Jayme Navarro, founder of Poly-Green …