Tag - biodiversity

 
 

BIODIVERSITY

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 1, 2022
Hydropower is a bad bargain
There is no question that the world must cut its reliance on fossil fuels. but building more hydroelectric dams is not the way due to the environmental impact they have.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 23, 2021
Biodiversity decline needs to become a top priority beyond governments
Many of the costs of biodiversity decline remain hidden, which is part of the reason why so little is being done on a collective, sustained basis to combat it.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 7, 2021
A fairer world requires fairer tech. Here’s why.
In the decade ahead, a wave of technological solutions will touch and transform every part of our lives. These new solutions could either tackle existing problems — or exacerbate them while creating others. As tech can scale both progress or harm, the time is now to shape the fair and responsible future...
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 18, 2020
A transformative deal for nature
Protecting biodiversity will require a whole-of-society effort and strong government commitments.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 18, 2020
Species' extinction could be a new beginning
Beijing is well-positioned to help other developing nations avoid the mistakes it's made in protecting biodiversity.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Dec 24, 2018
Nagoya community effort to recycle food waste wins U.N.-related award
A decade-old community effort in Nagoya to recycle food waste from supermarkets and school lunches to make compost for vegetable farming has been awarded the Biodiversity Action Award by the Japan Committee for United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB).
JAPAN
Oct 29, 2018
Awareness of Aichi Biodiversity Targets found to be lacking compared to climate change
The global community has less than two years to reach the Aichi Biodiversity Targets set for 2020, yet public awareness of biodiversity issues is still relatively low.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / NATURAL SELECTIONS
Dec 19, 2015
Cherishing Okinawa's diverse marine life
Diving in Okinawa this summer, I came face to face with my favorite undersea creature: the octopus.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FUKUSHIMA FILE
Aug 17, 2015
NPO backs global certification for Minamiaizu's sustainable forests
In the town of Minamiaizu in southwestern Fukushima Prefecture, local efforts are gathering steam to promote its rich forestry resources to the world by obtaining global certification for quality woodlands.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Jun 13, 2015
Amphibian discovery illuminates Myanmar's 'hidden biodiversity'
A team of Japanese and Chinese biologists has discovered a new species of crocodile newt from Myanmar, a forerunner of a wave of new amphibian species awaiting description as the relatively unexplored country's "hidden biodiversity" is gradually revealed by science.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Feb 16, 2013
Environmental sea disaster threatens world's future
An environmental catastrophe with greater economic impact than the global financial crash is occurring on the high seas, according to former British foreign secretary David Miliband.

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