Yokohama landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Mar 30, 2014

Yokohama landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Lights went off simultaneously Saturday night at about 40 major sites in Yokohama in support of a worldwide movement to generate awareness about global warming. Landmark Tower, Bay Bridge and Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse were among the structures in the port city that took ...

Grim climate forecast expected

Mar 29, 2014

Grim climate forecast expected

by Hiroshi Hiyama

International scientists on Tuesday kicked off a weeklong meeting in Japan that is set to deliver dark predictions on the impact of climate change, warning of severe floods and droughts that could spark conflict and wreck economies. Their report, set to be released on ...

Mar 24, 2014

Cold response to global warming

A new Environment Ministry report estimates damage from anticipated global warming. Unfortunately efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions do not appear high on the Abe administration's policy agenda.

Mar 18, 2014

Combating climate change

by Hugh Cortazzi

Britain's former ambassador to Japan urges public pressure on governments to stop their shilly-shalling over unresolved questions about whether human activity is contributing the most to climate change and to get on with concluding effective agreements on curbing carbon emissions.

Mar 17, 2014

Flood damage to triple by end of century: study

The annual cost of damage caused by flooding in Japan is estimated to triple by the end of this century to ¥680 billion due to global warming, a government research team said Monday. A rise in the average annual temperature of between 3.5 and ...

Jan 18, 2014

'Global sunscreen' plan could wreck tropics

An idea by the father of the H-bomb to slow global warming by sowing the stratosphere with light-reflecting particles could wreck the weather system in the tropics, a recent study said. The scheme may benefit northern Europe and parts of Asia, but around the ...