Jean-louis Santini

For Jean-louis Santini's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

E-cigarettes may fuel teen nicotine addiction

Feb 21, 2015

E-cigarettes may fuel teen nicotine addiction

E-cigarettes can be an effective tool for smokers aiming to kick their tobacco habit, but officials fear the devices are also creating nicotine addiction among adolescents. “E-cigarettes show tremendous promise as a tool for helping smokers who don’t respond to other approaches for quitting ...

Climate change brings world closer to 'doomsday'

Jan 31, 2015

Climate change brings world closer to 'doomsday'

Climate change and the danger of nuclear war pose an ever-growing threat to civilization and are bringing the world closer to doomsday, a group of prominent scientists and Nobel laureates said late January. “It is now three minutes to midnight,” said Kennette Benedict, executive ...

Big carnivores making a comeback in Europe

Dec 27, 2014

Big carnivores making a comeback in Europe

After nearing extinction in Europe in the early 20th century because of hunting and shrinking habitats, large carnivores like the gray wolf, brown bear, lynx and wolverine are thriving once more. So say the results of a study carried out across the continent, except ...

Deep-sea ocean ecosystems endangered

Mar 1, 2014

Deep-sea ocean ecosystems endangered

Relentlessly rising human demand for for deep-sea resources — fish, gas and oil, rare materials — is posing such a risk that international cooperation is needed if aquatic ecosystems are to be saved, U.S. scientists warn. The doubling of the world’s population over the ...