175 states sign landmark Paris deal on climate change

Apr 23, 2016

175 states sign landmark Paris deal on climate change

Leaders from 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday, a key step forward for the landmark deal, which could potentially enter into force years ahead of schedule. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, holding his young granddaughter, joined dozens of world ...

Apr 19, 2016

Japan decides to sign Paris global warming agreement

The government formally decided Tuesday to sign the Paris Agreement, an international framework negotiated to make curbing greenhouse gas emissions legally binding. Its ratification will require Diet approval. At least 130 countries, including major emitters such as the United States and China, are expected ...

Apr 15, 2016

Greenhouse gas emissions fall for first time since Fukushima crisis

Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 3.1 percent in fiscal 2014 from a year earlier, dropping for the first time since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Environment Ministry said in a revised report released Friday. The gas emissions totaled the equivalent of 1.36 billion ...

Heat wave shuts more than 250 Malaysian schools

Apr 11, 2016

Heat wave shuts more than 250 Malaysian schools

More than 250 Malaysian schools were closed on Monday due to a heat wave brought on by the El Nino weather phenomenon which is severely affecting food production and causing chronic water shortages in many countries. Authorities ordered schools in the states of Perlis ...