Ocean acidification may double by 2100: study

World / Science & Health Nov 23, 2013

Ocean acidification may double by 2100: study

by Alex Morales

Ocean acidity is likely to more than double by 2100 because of fossil-fuel pollution, putting fisheries at risk and diminishing the capacity of the seas to absorb carbon-dioxide emissions, a study showed. The seas have already acidified by 26 percent since industrialization began two centuries ...

Reader Mail Feb 16, 2012

Consider the defense alternative

Regarding the Feb. 10 Kyodo article "Iwakuni housing land sale in doubt": Does the Japanese government have no honor? Is its word no good? First we had the interminable squabbles over moving the bulk of the 3rd Marine Division from Okinawa to Guam, and ...

Editorials Dec 23, 2011

Risky catalog purchase of fighter

The government on Tuesday selected Lockheed Martin's F-35 as the Air-Self Defense Force's next-generation fighter over Boeing's F/A-18 and the Eurofighter Typhoon to replace aging F-4 fighters. Japan plans to purchase 42 F-35s, hoping that the first delivery will start in fiscal 2016 (April ...

Commentary Oct 3, 2008

Adjusting to a power shift

by driver and David Howell

LONDON — Just as one picture can tell more than a thousand words, so also one event can tell more, and provide a bigger shock, than a thousand written messages. The almost unprecedented events of recent days, with banks collapsing worldwide, financial markets in turmoil, ...