Dec 28, 2014

Floods, mudslides in Sri Lanka leave 24 dead, eight missing

Twenty-four people have been killed and eight others are missing due to floods and mudslides caused by incessant rain in Sri Lanka over the past week, officials said Sunday. About 106,000 people have lost their homes or evacuated to safer locations, the Disaster Management ...

Dec 9, 2014

Japan falls to 53rd in climate change index; Denmark on top

Japan’s efforts to combat climate change rank poorly among the world’s major emitters of greenhouse gases, putting it in 53rd place in a survey of 58 countries and regions, according to research announced at climate talks in Peru. Denmark placed No. 1 on the ...

Nov 17, 2014

Japan's carbon dioxide emissions hit record high

Carbon dioxide emitted by Japan hit a record high in the year to March due to the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, an official said Monday. Carbon dioxide emissions related to the use of nonrenewables reached 1.224 billion ...