Martin Parry

For Martin Parry's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Scientists warn of tourism threat to Antarctica

Jun 28, 2014

Scientists warn of tourism threat to Antarctica

Antarctic scientists on June 18 warned that a surge in tourists visiting the frozen continent and new roads and runways built to service research facilities were threatening its fragile environment. Tourist numbers have exploded from less than 5,000 in 1990 to about 40,000 a ...

'Lost world' found in remote Australia

Nov 2, 2013

'Lost world' found in remote Australia

An expedition to a remote part of northern Australia has uncovered three new vertebrate species isolated for millions of years, with scientists Monday calling the area a “lost world.” Conrad Hoskin from James Cook University and a National Geographic film crew were dropped by ...

Mar 18, 2011

Disaster clobbers a helper

NEW YORK, UNITED NATIONS — The massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked and ravaged large parts of northern Japan have caused near apocalyptic devastation to the land and the environment. The 9.0-magnitude shock, the largest ever recorded in the earthquake-prone country, was brutally magnified ...