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ARCTIC

Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 8, 2019
'Flight shame' website spells out emissions toll on global climate
Getting ready to cruise in first class from New York to Narita? That will be 12.3 sq. meters of Arctic ice down the drain, thank you. Enjoy your flight.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 1, 2019
America is losing the battle of the Arctic
The Pentagon's new Arctic strategy isn't enough to counter Russia and China.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 9, 2019
Deadly Russia nuclear sub fire could have caused 'catastrophe of global proportions'
A fire aboard a top-secret Russian nuclear submarine could have led to a "catastrophe of global proportions" if not for the selfless actions of the crew, a senior navy official was cited by a Russian media outlet as saying.
WORLD
May 30, 2019
U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency believes Russia is secretly conducting low-yield nuclear tests
The United States believes Russia may be conducting low-level nuclear tests, a U.S. intelligence official on Wednesday, while the head of a body monitoring a global nuclear treaty said there was no sign of such violations by Moscow.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 7, 2019
Top U.S. diplomat says Russian and Chinese actions in Arctic must be watched closely
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Russia is behaving aggressively in the Arctic and China's actions there had to be watched closely as well, amid growing divisions in the polar region over global warming and access to minerals.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 3, 2019
Pentagon warns about risk of Chinese submarines in Arctic
Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic region could also pave the way for a strengthened military presence, including the deployment of submarines to act as deterrents against nuclear attack, the Pentagon said in a report released on Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 3, 2019
Not so fast: Trump's Alaska drilling study slammed by U.S. wildlife regulator
The Trump administration failed to adequately consider oil spills, climate change and the welfare of polar bears in its expedited study of proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to comments published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 27, 2019
Not so fast: Trump's Alaska drilling study slammed by U.S. wildlife regulator
The Trump administration failed to adequately consider oil spills, climate change and the welfare of polar bears in its expedited study of proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to comments published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 22, 2019
Now China is joining the rush for Arctic riches
Why is a nation with no polar shoreline building nuclear icebreakers? Hydrocarbons and trade routes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 15, 2019
Abide by the claw: Ruling tightens Norway's rights on Arctic snow crab and boosts its claim to oil
A court delivered a painful nip to European Union fishermen on Thursday by tightening Norway's grip on snow crab catches in the Arctic, a ruling that may also let Oslo claw more control of oil and gas from other nations.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 5, 2019
Norway's Arctic islands at risk of 'devastating' warming, report says
Icy Arctic islands north of Norway are warming faster than almost anywhere on Earth and more avalanches, rain and mud may cause "devastating" changes by 2100, a Norwegian report said on Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 12, 2019
North magnetic pole's movement forces unprecedented navigation fix
Rapid shifts in the Earth's north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 20, 2018
Florence portends more massive, slow-moving hurricanes in age of global warming: scientists
Global warming has increased the likelihood of more massive, sluggish storms like Florence, capable of dropping record amounts of rain and causing the type of catastrophic flooding that crippled North and South Carolina this week, experts said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 31, 2018
Anything but America: Conflicted China struggles to break the superpower mold
What struck Wang Wen about Antarctica — beyond the brutality of the cold — was the scale of U.S. operations in such an inhospitable environment and the American flag fluttering by the sign that marks the geographic South Pole.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 31, 2018
Melting ice in Arctic Ocean opening up new faster, cheaper energy trade route
A new trade route for energy supplies is opening up north of the Arctic Circle as some of the warmest temperatures on record shrink ice caps that used to lock ships out of the area.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 31, 2018
Maersk Tankers tests wind-driven rotor sails in bid to cut fuel bills
Maersk Tankers is testing the use of wind power to fuel its ships, a new technology it says can cut fuel consumption by up to 10 percent and help the industry reduce polluting emissions.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / NEWS IN NIHONGO
Aug 13, 2018
Watermelon snow is speeding up the melting of glaciers, Japanese scientists report
The phenomenon known as watermelon snow, when snow is colored red,is caused by an algae that speeds up the melting of glaciers, according to new research.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 28, 2018
'America's got to up its game in the Arctic,' says U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis
The United States needs to "up its game" in the Arctic and deal with an increasingly important and developing part of the world, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said earlier this week, as a warming Arctic opens up new sea lanes and oil and minerals reserves.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 8, 2018
Hotter seas seen threatening catastrophic loss of marine life by 2100
Polar bears and other iconic animals could be extinct by the end of the century if ocean temperatures continue to rise at the current rate, marine biologists warned Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 29, 2018
Japan's first ice-breaking LNG tanker enters service in Arctic Ocean
Shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. put an ice-breaking tanker into service in the Arctic Ocean on Thursday to transport liquefied natural gas from a Russian plant to Europe, becoming the first Japanese firm to own and operate such a vessel.

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