Jun 18, 2015

Pope urges revolution to save Earth, fix 'perverse' economy

Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he calls the “structurally perverse” economic system of the rich exploiting the poor that is turning Earth into an “immense pile of filth.” In a sweeping manifesto aimed at spurring action in ...

Pacific forecasters agree El Nino has arrived

May 23, 2015

Pacific forecasters agree El Nino has arrived


Three of the big meteorological agencies on the Pacific Rim now agree: El Nino has come. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology joined the U.S. Climate Prediction Center and Japan Meteorological Agency recently in declaring that sea-surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific are high enough ...

Apr 14, 2015

Japan emissions up 1.2% in FY 2013: report

Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by 1.2 percent in fiscal 2013 to the second-highest level on record as ongoing nuclear plant shutdowns placed greater reliance on coal-fired power generation, the Environment Ministry said in a report. The report released Tuesday showed emissions of carbon ...

Apr 12, 2015

Get ambitious on emissions cuts

The government should aim for ambitious plans to cut Japan's emissions that would compare favorably with the targets set by other advanced economies.