October 13, 2014
TESHIKAGA, Hokkaido--Lake Mashuko had long been a source of pride in this industrialized nation as the clearest and cleanest lake in the world. But the effects of global...
September 27, 2014
His trademark was an amazingly luxuriant, white beard reminiscent of such ancient Chinese sages as Lao-tzu and Confucius.
September 26, 2014
A new international framework agreement on efforts to stem global warming is expected in late 2015.
September 08, 2014
Toyota Motor Corp. is banking on a more eco-friendly future with its new fuel cell vehicle "Mirai" that is set to hit showrooms by the end of fiscal 2014.
July 30, 2014
KAGOSHIMA--Students and professors at Kagoshima University have been warned to avoid touching any tarantula they may come across after one was found on the campus.
July 30, 2014
Master angler Jiro Shirataki is puzzled that the average size of his catches of tasty "ayu" trout have become “noticeably smaller than before.”
June 18, 2014
Rising sea temperatures are pushing Japanese common squid populations toward the Korean Peninsula, leaving Japanese fishermen with dwindling catches and fears for the future of ...
June 11, 2014
Rising sea levels have exposed skeletal remains of what are believed to be Japanese soldiers stationed on the Marshall Islands during World War II, prompting the health...
April 15, 2014
Many experts from around the world posed this bottom-line question about the challenge of global warming: Are we going to continue marching toward a global environmental...
April 02, 2014
ULAN BATOR--Men on horseback chase sheep and goats over the snow-covered land in winter in the Mongolian plains, where temperatures can drop to minus 30 degrees.
March 31, 2014
YOKOHAMA--Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said.
March 25, 2014
A newspaper clipping that I cut out two years ago was about the gigantic proportions of dinosaurs. Citing calculations by a British research team, the article noted that the...
January 08, 2014
Hundreds of millions of people mainly in Asia could be displaced by the end of this century as global warming causes sea levels to rise, according to a report by a special U.N. ...
November 16, 2013
Torrential rain possibly caused by climate change is the culprit for an increase in damages from landslides over the past 30 years, according to a recent survey.
November 07, 2013
The government has set a target of 2020 greenhouse gas emissions at 3.8 percent lower than 2005 levels, sources said, noting that the figure is still more than 3 percent higher ...
October 31, 2013
Average temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere over a 21-year period until 2010 may have been the highest over the past 4,000 years, according to a study of air trapped in an...
October 03, 2013
OSLO--The world's oceans are under greater threat than previously believed from a "deadly trio" of global warming, declining oxygen levels and acidification, an international...
October 03, 2013
The world’s top climate scientists are now 95 percent certain that humans are mostly responsible for the rise of the Earth’s temperature over the past several decades. A...
September 30, 2013
In this harvest season, a short poem titled “Kudamono” (Fruit) by Jukichi Yagi (1898-1927) comes to mind. It goes: “When autumn arrives/ Fruit seems to forget everything/ ...
July 08, 2013
It's steadily getting a lot wetter in Japan, and there's more to come.