World / Science & Health Nov 6, 2018

Wind farm 'predator' effect changes ecosystems: study

Wind farms now act as a top "predator" in some ecosystems, harming birds at the top of the food chain and triggering a knock-on effect often overlooked by green energy advocates, scientists said Monday. Wind is the fastest-growing renewable energy sector, supplying around 4 percent ...

Minakata: Japan's pioneer of ecology

Art Jan 28, 2018

Minakata: Japan's pioneer of ecology

by Sachiko Tamashige

In an old black-and-white photograph on show at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Minakata Kumagusu — with a shaved head and dressed only in a waistcloth — stands by a huge tree, arms crossed in seeming defiance. He could easily be ...

Japan's top chefs grapple with sustainable eating

Food & Drink Mar 6, 2014

Japan's top chefs grapple with sustainable eating

by Melinda Joe

After the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Singapore last month, chef Yoshihiro Narisawa was in high spirits, despite the late hour and the tropical February heat. His Tokyo restaurant, the eponymous Narisawa in the Aoyama district, had been named Best Restaurant in ...

Why it matters where our food comes from

Food & Drink | FOOD May 31, 2013

Why it matters where our food comes from

by Melinda Joe

The latest trend in fine dining has nothing to do with molecular gastronomy or pan-Latin fusion: Sustainability is the new order of the day. At the influential World's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in London last month, the organizers presented their first Sustainable Restaurant ...