Perhaps the most crucial part of the letter is this:
"Just before the Fukushima power plant accident, the mean value of the atmospheric radiation in Tokyo was estimated as 0.04 Sv/h, and radioactive Cesium was almost non-existent. Therefore, atmospheric radiation value above this level can be regarded as the effect of the nuclear accident."
Is that a valid assumption?
I have other relatives who live in Denali Park, Alaska, in the midst of the Alaska Range and near the tallest mountain in North America. Over the past 4 or 5 decades, they have been watching the treeline creep hundreds of feet up the sides of the mountains.
As a sound engineer I find a lot of hearing aids have had major features removed. I'm always getting more and more people who have aids that have no induction loop ("T") setting. Some now come with bluetooth, good for your mobile phone but not easy to pair to a PA system, kiosk or POS.
I was born severely deaf, have worn hearing aids for my entire life, and found the induction loop kind of useful but not great with the old analog phones, back when anyone still had them. Otherwise, the loop was good for hearing funny buzzing sounds in certain locations. I have never in my life encountered anything else that employed them like what you describe. Now I just take out my hearing aids and use a good $40 pair of IEMs on my iPhone when I want to make a call, and that's a thousand times better than the induction loop ever was.
As far as Bluetooth goes, in my experience it sucks. I now use a pair of good $40 IEMs when making calls or listening to music on my iPhone or watching TV, and they sound great, a thousand times better than the induction loop ever did.
But if it requires no interaction from the user, then why is it not the first true Mac OS X virus?
"The road would pass through an estimated 65 miles of mountains, 185 miles of wetlands and require the construction of a new Yukon River crossing."
I think that $5 million per mile estimate is way, WAY low. There are highways in the US that cost $100 million per mile, and the conditions are far, far worse in Alaska. And then you need the railroad between Alaska and the US. Alaska, Canada and the US did a feasibility study in 2007:
The Phase I report there refers to a "Nominal US$11 billion investment", and there hasn't been any news about it since.