January 10, 2013
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture—Corals could become extinct in the waters around Japan within 60 years if carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise at their current rates, the...
December 06, 2012
DOHA--China led developing nations on Dec. 5 in demanding rich countries give details of a promised surge in aid to $100 billion a year by 2020 to help the poor cope with...
November 26, 2012
DOHA, Qatar--U.N. talks on a new climate pact resumed Nov. 26 in oil and gas-rich Qatar, where negotiators from nearly 200 countries will discuss fighting global warming and...
September 28, 2012
The roar of rushing water emanates from rivers slicing through the blue ice in Greenland. Tons and tons of water gush into the sea each day after carving ever wider gashes in...
September 24, 2012
In the early afternoon of Autumnal Equinox Day, I saw the season's first cirrocumulus clouds.
September 21, 2012
Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean covered only 3.49 million square kilometers as of Sept. 16, the smallest area on record, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said Sept. 20.
August 21, 2012
Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is expected to shrink to a record level this summer, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Aug. 20.
July 18, 2012
QAANAAQ, Greenland--Greenland's ice sheets are melting extensively, even in some inland areas, according to an image generated from data obtained by a Japanese...
July 13, 2012
After his opening speech at the Japan Day Seminar, Hiroshi Komiyama, chairman of the Mitsubishi Research Institute, talked about measures to fight global warming. He was joined ...
July 10, 2012
If the city feels hotter to you in the summer, you're right.
June 22, 2012
In a gesture to combat global warming, more than 16,000 offices and tourist sites across Japan went dark on the evening of June 21.
May 09, 2012
Recent observations suggest the sun has entered a period of reduced activity, even though the opposite should be happening.
January 18, 2012
BEIJING - Global warming threatens China's march to prosperity by cutting crops, shrinking rivers and unleashing more droughts and floods, says the government's latest...
December 11, 2011
DURBAN--Climate negotiators agreed a pact on Dec. 11 that would for the first time force all the biggest polluters to take action on greenhouse gas emissions, but critics said...
December 03, 2011
The Japanese word "bunrai," which means the buzzing of mosquitoes, is written with two kanji characters that stand for "mosquito" and "thunder." Although the Japanese...
December 02, 2011
Africa, with its hodgepodge of nations, emits only about 4 percent of the world's greenhouse gases. Yet, global warming is making its presence felt in a big way across the...
October 23, 2011
A species of table coral that is common to warm waters of southern Japan has been found in the sea off Shizuoka Prefecture.
October 05, 2011
PANAMA -- An international organization of environmental groups awarded Japan its environmental booby prize on Oct. 3 for continuing to hawk its nuclear energy technology to...
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