The Environment Ministry decided Saturday to conduct fixed-point environmental observations starting in fiscal 2003 in an effort to ascertain the impact of global warming and other factors on the environment, ministry officials said.

The ministry also plans to take conservation measures by using data obtained from the observations to help establish a national system to protect biodiversity.

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