Tag - forests

 
 

FORESTS

Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / FOCUS
Sep 22, 2020
Fierce, frequent climate-fueled wildfires may decimate forests worldwide
As climate change makes regions more arid, wildfires have grown more frequent and ferocious.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Sep 16, 2020
Forestry still the most dangerous industry in Japan
Bereaved families of victims are calling for an overhaul of the industry's lax safety management and are turning to the courts for relief.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 31, 2020
Mapping environmental crime seen as key to slowing Amazon forest losses
One group has estimated that 90 percent of all forest loss in the Amazon basin is illegal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 25, 2020
Japan eyes 'energy forests' for biomass power generation
The move would help reduce Japan's reliance on nonrenewable power sources.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
May 22, 2020
Nagano communities plagued by pine parasite at odds over pesticide
The new mayor of Matsumoto has called off aerial pesticide spraying that had been planned for this fiscal year.
ASIA PACIFIC
May 2, 2020
As loggers exploit virus, Cambodian forest protectors defy state ban
A Cambodian conservation group has warned that logging in the protected Prey Lang forest has ramped up during the coronavirus pandemic, vowing it would continue to monitor the destruction despite government threats of legal action to stop that work.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 1, 2020
Health experts call pandemic a window into future climate threats
The coronavirus pandemic is a preview of the types of global health threats that will emerge as the planet becomes hotter, and how it is tackled has implications for dealing with climate threats as well, health experts said on Tuesday.
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 27, 2020
Pandas, slugs and ants give clues to making greener biofuels
In a world aiming to shift to greener energy, could slugs, ants and even pandas help show the way?
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 27, 2020
Burning wood can be a clean source of power after all
Burning large amounts of wood from forests can cut greenhouse gas pollution — but only alongside policies that encourage new trees to quickly absorb carbon dioxide.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 15, 2020
JAXA and U.N. food agency join hands on global monitoring of forests
Amid deepening concerns over climate change, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization agree to cooperate on monitoring forests and mangroves around the world by using data from observation satellites.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 13, 2020
Plant a trillion trees: U.S. lawmakers offer fossil fuel-friendly climate fix
Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by sucking carbon out of the air instead of by cutting emissions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 6, 2020
Indonesian president orders officials to find a permanent solution to forest fires
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Thursday ordered government officials to find a permanent solution to prevent devastating annual forest fires, mainly started by humans but made worse by climate change.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 2, 2020
Second worker found dead at famed Mexican butterfly reserve
Mexican authorities said on Saturday they are investigating the possible murder of a tour guide working at a famous butterfly reserve in the western state of Michoacan, just two days after its former environmental activist was buried.
BUSINESS
Jan 23, 2020
Indigenous Peruvians win suit to block oil exploration in their Amazon region
A Peruvian judge ruled that the government exclude an indigenous region of the Amazon near the border with Brazil from any oil exploration and exploitation, a legal group said on Wednesday, in a win for native communities that have long fought against oil and mining projects on their land.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 16, 2020
Florida plans biggest purchase of Everglades land in a decade to protect it from drilling
Florida has reached a deal with a private real estate firm to buy a large swath of environmentally sensitive wetlands in the heart of the Everglades to spare the tract from oil drilling, the governor announced on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 9, 2020
Amazon forest fires rose 30% in 2019
The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest grew 30.5 percent in 2019 from the previous year, according to data released by space research agency INPE on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 14, 2019
Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon climbed more than 100% in November year-on-year: government agency
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon jumped to the highest level for the month of November since record-keeping began in 2015, according to preliminary government data published on Friday.
BUSINESS
Nov 22, 2019
Loss-making Japanese public-private farm fund may be dissolved
The finance and farm ministries will "thoroughly" review the operations of a struggling public-private investment fund aimed at supporting the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries, and may opt to dissolve it, sources with knowledge of the matter said Thursday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 22, 2019
Sydney gasps for air as smoke from Australia's bush fires reaches record levels
The Australian state of New South Wales is gasping amid its worst levels of air pollution on record as smoke from bush fires causes a spike in hospital visits and reduces visibility for drivers.
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 17, 2019
After protests, India drops plan to let officials use force to evict tribes from forests
India has dropped plans to give forest officials the right to use force against indigenous people and open up more land for commercial plantations after nationwide protests.

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