Oct 19, 2017

Blue Planet Prize winners honored at Tokyo event

American environmental science professor Gretchen C. Daily and German climate researcher Hans J. Schellnhuber were honored in Tokyo on Wednesday after winning this year's Blue Planet Prize, awarded for contributions toward helping solve global environment problems. The winners, announced in June, and their spouses joined ...

/ Oct 6, 2017

Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary

The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue on Friday announced the creation of a huge marine sanctuary, saying it wanted to stop overfishing and preserve the environment for future generations. While Niue's landmass is only 260 square kilometers (100 square miles), its remote location about ...

Ishigaki Island to test electronic scooter-sharing service

Oct 2, 2017

Ishigaki Island to test electronic scooter-sharing service

Sumitomo Corp. will test a sharing service for electric scooters on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa Prefecture to reduce the environmental impact from a surge in tourist numbers. The trading house will start the test by the end of next March in partnership with the Ishigaki ...