Climate scientists turn Mount Everest into a lab

World / Science & Health Nov 25, 2020

Climate scientists turn Mount Everest into a lab

by Eric Roston

Climate science started on mountaintops. John Tyndall was a mid-19th-century British scientist and devoted mountaineer who scaled several Continental peaks, making the first recorded trip up Switzerland's Weisshorn. He sketched out the glaciers he saw there, and how they moved. By 1859, he’d become ...

Fewer people got lost in Japan's mountains in 2019

National Jun 18, 2020

Fewer people got lost in Japan's mountains in 2019

The number of people who got lost in mountains in Japan in 2019 stood at 2,937, with elderly people accounting for more than half of them, data from the National Police Agency (NPA) showed Thursday. Of the total, 299 were confirmed dead or missing. The ...

Defying virus warnings, crowds take to Japan's beaches and mountains

National Apr 23, 2020

Defying virus warnings, crowds take to Japan's beaches and mountains

Some leisure spots near Tokyo have seen crowds of visitors recently despite government instructions to stay home amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, prompting local residents and municipalities to voice concerns about further potential spread of the virus. Although it was a weekday, a beach near ...

Frenchman caught in Hokkaido avalanche confirmed dead

National Jan 31, 2020

Frenchman caught in Hokkaido avalanche confirmed dead

A French national caught in an avalanche near a ski resort in Hokkaido has been confirmed dead, police said Friday. The 38-year-old man, identified as Sylvain Rene Nicolas Lethier, had been skiing with seven friends off-piste in the Tomamu resort area in the village of ...