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The nuclear-powered icebreaker Yakutia during the ship's launch ceremony in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in November 2022
WORLD / Politics
Oct 22, 2023
NATO admiral says growing China-Russia ties raise risk in Arctic
Moscow is busily realigning commercial ties after its invasion of Ukraine — all while boosting oil shipments to Beijing.
Arctic climate scientists tend to be a close-knit community, but the war in Ukraine upended that status quo.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Oct 19, 2023
Climate science in Arctic ‘broken’ as U.S. and Europe isolate Russia
Arctic climate scientists tend to be a close-knit community, but the war in Ukraine has upended that status quo.
India has abruptly canceled visa applications amid an escalating row with Canada. The latest move means most Canadians won’t be able to travel to India if they don’t already have a visa.
WORLD / Society
Sep 22, 2023
Travelers in limbo after India halts visas in Canada in growing row
The visa issuance suspension means most Canadians won’t be able to travel to India if they don’t already have a visa.
A sign outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara temple is seen after the June killing of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, in British Columbia, Canada, on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 19, 2023
Trudeau accuses India of involvement in Sikh leader’s murder
Hardeep Singh Nijjar was slain in June outside a temple in Surrey, British Columbia, raising tensions between Sikh separatists and the Indian government.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 7, 2023
The Arctic will have summers with no sea ice as soon as the 2030s
'We basically are saying that it has become too late to save the Arctic summer sea ice,” a researcher said. 'We’ve been waiting for too long.”
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 14, 2023
The Arctic is the latest arena for NATO and Russia to flex their military muscle
The region is increasingly important for energy, trade and security, and an area where Russia, the U.S., China and others are vying for greater control.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 6, 2023
Iceland shows the world how to run on reliable and clean energy
Every home in Iceland is heated with renewable energy, with 90% coming from district heating systems that tap hot water directly underground.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 10, 2022
Canada protest starts to bite as Ford is forced to close engine plant
The blockade of the Ambassador Bridge between the U.S. and Canada by protesters angry over COVID-19 restrictions is in its third day, with no end in sight.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2020
Nine years after Fukushima, Japan can't quit its coal habit
A return to coal has left Japan with long-term climate goals that are unambitious — and increasingly, the subject of international censure.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals