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The United Arab Emirates was battered on Tuesday by its heaviest downpour since records began in 1949.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Apr 20, 2024
Dubai floods expose weaknesses to a rapidly changing climate
The United Arab Emirates was battered this week by its heaviest downpour since records began in 1949.
An aircraft from the Thai Department of Royal Rainmaking deposits a sodium chloride-based material in an effort to produce rain.
ENVIRONMENT / Earth science
Apr 18, 2024
How cloud seeding boosts rainfall — and why that’s controversial
Developed in the 1940s, cloud seeding can boost rain and snowfall, but the World Meteorological Organization warns we don't know enough about it yet.
Ice forms on the window of an airplane heading from Iqaluit to Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada. The Earth's poles are warming faster than elsewhere, with the North Pole heating up about twice as fast as the rest of Earth for the last 30 years.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Mar 20, 2024
Climate change speeds up as major indicators blow off the charts, WMO warns
2023 was the warmest year on record — with global average temperatures 1.45 degrees Celsius higher than in pre-industrial times.
U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Feb 29, 2024
Politicians betting the earth on climate backlash in election year
Moves to roll back green policies and downplay climate change within the world's top climate polluters follow the hottest year on record.
A person walks past a COP28 sign in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 1.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Nov 28, 2023
Biggest climate talks ever confront global chaos and record heat
Greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, and promises to cut pollution remain insufficient to take the risk of unmanageable warming off the table.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 11, 2023
Europe battling punishing drought and unpredictable weather forecast for 2043
The continent has warmed nearly twice as fast as the rest of the world over the last three decades, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 27, 2023
Scientists show how climate change affected East Africa’s drought
The deadly combination of high temperatures and low rainfall that affected millions in the Horn of Africa was made about 100 times more likely by climate change.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 20, 2023
Ending deforestation likely to cost at least $130 billion a year
Putting an end to deforestation would be a major step to preserving nature and limiting the increase in global temperatures.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 31, 2022
Egypt vows to fight against backslide of climate goals at COP27
The annual United Nations-sponsored Conference of Parties is scheduled for November in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?