Cargo ships wait in the anchor zone to cross the Panama Canal from the Pacific entrance near Panama City, Panama, on Sept. 1
ENVIRONMENT / Oceans
Sep 8, 2023
Top global ports may be unusable by 2050 without more climate action: report
Of the world’s 3,800 ports, a third are located in a tropical band vulnerable to the most powerful effects of climate change
A fisherman rows his boat ashore in Cochin, Kerala, India.
ENVIRONMENT / Oceans
Sep 6, 2023
India bets on seaweed's future as food industry appetite grows
Grains are the backbone of food security in India, but seaweed advocates trumpet its dietary benefits, diverse uses in processed foods and sustainability.
A lifesaver keeps watch at Sunset Beach in Chatan, Okinawa prefecture. Around 6 billion metric tons of sand and other sediment are extracted from the ocean every year, wreaking havoc on coastal communities and biodiversity.
ENVIRONMENT / Oceans
Sep 6, 2023
Extracting sand from world's oceans devastates biodiversity: U.N.
The United Nations Environment Program warned that the scale of dredging was growing, with dire consequences.
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ENVIRONMENT
May 18, 2023
Japan close to eradicating mongoose from Amami-Oshima Island
The mongoose"s presence on Amami-Oshima led to a decline in other native species on the island, and is an example of how human interference in nature goes wrong.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / Longform
Mar 6, 2023
Can urban farming play a key role in food security?
From small orchards to high-tech vertical farming, producing food in Japan"s urban areas could help address key social and environmental issues.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / Longform
Jan 16, 2023
The race to save the Japanese giant salamander
River infrastructure is causing the salamanderu2019s decline. To stop Japan from losing this rare species, conservationists are calling for an alternative vision of rural development.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / Longform
Nov 21, 2022
Polluted waterways: Examining the health of Japan’s rivers
The functional use of Japanu2019s rivers has severely impacted water quality and public health, drawing intense scrutiny over the years.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves