Alister Doyle

For Alister Doyle's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

As Arctic warms, reindeer herders tangle with new industries

Environment Jul 10, 2018

As Arctic warms, reindeer herders tangle with new industries

When he's not out on the Arctic tundra with his 2,000 reindeer, his dog and Whitney Houston blasting through his headphones, Nils Mathis Sara is often busy explaining to people how a planned copper mine threatens his livelihood. Along with other Sami herders and fishermen, ...

Weather systems stalling more often

World / Science & Health Aug 16, 2014

Weather systems stalling more often

Summer heat waves and downpours have become more frequent in the northern hemisphere this century, apparently because extreme weather can get trapped for weeks in the same place in a warming world, a study showed Aug. 11. Disruptions to the jet stream, which forms huge ...