Permafrost: hiding a climate time bomb?

Nov 26, 2015

Permafrost: hiding a climate time bomb?

On the front line of climate change in the Canadian Arctic, scientists hunt for clues to a potentially catastrophic global warming trend: melting permafrost. On the rolling landscape of shrubs and moss around Hudson Bay, they probe once-impenetrable ground that is now thawing in ...

Nov 20, 2015

Test begins to store carbon dioxide under seabed off Hokkaido

A trial operation for capturing carbon dioxide emitted by factories and power plants for undersea storage began Friday at the nation’s first major facility for that purpose in Hokkaido. The government-backed project is aimed at putting the so-called CCS (carbon-dioxide capture and storage) technology ...

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 ...

May 19, 2014

New group to lead joint research into automobile engines


A joint research initiative for developing car engines will be led by the Research Association of Automobile Internal Combustion Engines (AICE), it was announced Monday. The aim of consolidating the industry’s research into nonpolluting, fuel-efficient engines is to reduce development costs at each of ...

Nov 24, 2013

UNEP chief urges Japan to stay in fight

The chief of the U.N. Environment Program urged Japan to keep playing a leadership role in the fight against global warming, although it faces a challenge caused by Fukushima nuclear disaster, which left most of its atomic plants offline. “The world has in a ...