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On Saturday Japan will become a nuclear-free nation for the first time in more than four decades. Japan’s central government has made increasingly desperate attempts to avoid just such a scenario, but they have run up against a crippling public distrust. Local leaders have given voice to deep-seated public suspicions that the Tokyo government is rushing to promote the interests of the powerful nuclear industry at the expense of public safety — a situation that many Japanese now blame for leaving the Fukushima Daiichi plant so vulnerable in the first place. I would like GlobalPost to look into this debate. What does the future of nuclear power in Japan look like?
Brazil's congress voted last week to ease rules mandating the amount of forest farmers must keep on their land, delivering a long-sought victory to the country's powerful agriculture lobby and a political defeat for the president. For a nation that is home to the world's biggest rainforest and a country considered a reference for how other developing nations manage their woodlands - what does the adoption of this bill mean for the future of land conservation efforts in Brazil?