Issue Date: Sep 30, 2004
The Saga district court, Japan, ordered a freeze on Isahaya Bay, a public works project involving massive land reclamation in southwestern Japan. Reason: the project is allegedly disrupting tides and affecting the livelihood of fisherfolk and seaweed farmers. The court decision came after 800 residents of Isahaya Bay in Nagasaki prefecture, filed a lawsuit. The government, however, has decided to contest the court ruling. It claims that there is no scientific evidence linking the project with environmental damage.
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Butterflies on the roof of the world is a vivid and engaging narrative of the author's rendezvous with the butterflies and moths in particular, and nature in general