Jun 17, 2014

Energy report calls for reliance on nuclear power

The government released an annual energy report Tuesday that called for a return to nuclear power generation, saying increasing fuel costs for thermal power and a surge in CO2 emissions are reasons why Japan should power up its idled reactors. The report reflects the ...

Australia says pollution falling at Great Barrier Reef

Jun 13, 2014

Australia says pollution falling at Great Barrier Reef

Australia on Thursday said it was confident the Great Barrier Reef would avoid a World Heritage downgrade after a new report card showed less pollutants are entering the water. UNESCO had warned that without action on water quality and rampant coastal development, the reef ...

Jun 11, 2014

Eel farmers buoyed by rising supply

Eel farming in Japan appears to be on the mend following several years of dwindling catches in waters around the country. But it remains to be seen if the new rise in the supply of glass, or baby, eels will lower prices at supermarkets ...

Jun 6, 2014

G-7 backs ambitious 2015 deal on climate

The world’s leading industrialized nations Thursday gave their backing to a global deal on climate change in 2015 after promises from the United States at the start of the week galvanized momentum. The new U.S. plan to cut emissions from power plants by 30 ...

Jun 3, 2014

U.S. emissions cuts a 'bold step,' Japan says

The United States’ proposed cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from its power plants is a bold step to tackle climate change, Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara says. “There are many states that are dependent on coal power,” Ishihara said at a news conference in Tokyo. “We ...