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NATURE

Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 1, 2017
Brazil suspends Amazon mining decree in face of criticism
Brazil's government said late on Thursday it would suspend action on a decree opening a vast section of the Amazon rain forest to mining, backtracking in the face of activist criticism and a legal challenge.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 17, 2017
Wild otter filmed alive in first Japan sighting since 1979
A wild otter was caught on film on Nagasaki Prefecture's Tsushima Island in February, marking the first sighting of the mammal in Japan in 38 years, a University of the Ryukyus team said Thursday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 3, 2017
'The May Sun': Cycle of life flowers in photo exhibition
The natural beauty of flowers has inspired artists for centuries, but for American nature photographer Terri Weifenbach, flowers have given rise to reflection on the cycle of life.
EDITORIALS
Jul 27, 2017
Fighting an invasion of fire ants
No efforts should be spared in stopping the spread of fire ants in Japan.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 6, 2017
Unique reef fish 'kisses' take sting out of coral diet
Featuring slime and suction, a kiss from a tubelip wrasse — a colorful reef fish — is no one's idea of romance. But it is perfectly suited for eating a hazardous diet using one of the animal kingdom's most unique feeding strategies.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jun 3, 2017
Australia must do more to protect Great Barrier Reef, UNESCO says
The United Nations cultural heritage body, UNESCO, urged Australia on Saturday to accelerate efforts to save the Great Barrier Reef, saying long-term targets to improve its health are unlikely to be met.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
May 28, 2017
Come what may, we're doing just fine
Rain had started pelting the cherry blossoms when I returned from Tokyo last month, squelching the plans of countless would-be outdoor revelers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 22, 2017
Princess Mako, parents create stir with museum visit in Ueno
Princess Mako, the first grandchild of Emperor Akihito, was congratulated by bystanders about her impending engagement to a former university classmate as she visited a Tokyo museum Monday to perform her first official duty since the news broke last week.
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WORLD / Science & Health
May 5, 2017
Researchers find noise pollution caused by humans 'pervasive' in U.S. protected areas
Potentially harmful human-caused noise pollution affects nearly two-thirds of all protected areas in the United States, according to a report released Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 21, 2017
Atlantic salmon farms shift to open seas, trying to shake off lice
Atlantic salmon farming companies are designing huge pens to raise fish in the open seas in a radical shift from calm coastal waters where marine lice have slowed growth of the billion-dollar industry.
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 13, 2017
DNA can track migrations of fish
Scientists have tracked fish off New York by following the traces of DNA left in the water, a technique that could help gauge life in rivers, lakes and oceans around the world, a study showed on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 13, 2017
All in the family: Dinosaur cousin's look is quite a surprise for researchers
Scientists have identified the oldest-known forerunner of the dinosaurs and are expressing surprise at how little it resembled one.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 20, 2017
Outdoorsmen in western states fight Trump energy plans alongside environmentalists
When Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah introduced legislation last month to transfer about 3 million acres (1.2 million hectares) of federally held public land to state control, he was bombarded by thousands of angry phone calls, letters and social media posts urging him to back off.
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 16, 2017
Fossils show quick rebound of life after ancient mass extinction
Fossils including sharks, sea reptiles and squid-like creatures dug up in Idaho reveal a marine ecosystem thriving relatively soon after Earth's worst mass extinction, contradicting the long-held notion life was slow to recover from the calamity.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 18, 2017
Golden-headed moth species named for Trump
A Canadian researcher has discovered a new species of moth native to Southern California and Baja California. The insect, which measures just over a centimeter wide, is visually striking. Golden flakes cover its head, which the researcher likens to the hairdo of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Hence...
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WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 6, 2017
Volunteers, tequila makers lift imperiled bat off the mat, U.S. says
An unusual alliance of volunteer researchers and tequila makers have helped rescue a crucial American Southwest pollinator known as the lesser long-nosed bat from the brink of extinction, according to U.S. wildlife managers who want the bat removed from the endangered and threatened species list.
WORLD
Dec 29, 2016
Russia opens criminal case after bear's killing causes outcry
Russian investigators said on Wednesday they had opened a criminal case into a group of men who filmed themselves crushing a bear to death by repeatedly driving over it in off-road vehicles in the Siberian tundra.
WORLD
Dec 29, 2016
Canadian man punches cougar attacking a dog near fast food chain
A Canadian man punched a cougar in the face to stop it from attacking his dog in a wooded area near a fast food chain in Whitecourt, central Alberta, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 27, 2016
Swat team: Scientists track huge number of flying bugs
Counting the number of bugs whizzing high overhead annually may seem all but impossible, but researchers in Britain have completed the most comprehensive tally ever conducted. And the head count they came up with was almost un-bee-lievable.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 19, 2016
Citizens petition Tokyo to save trees amid Ueno Park face-lift
As a planned face-lift for Tokyo's Ueno Park goes forward in preparation for the 2020 Olympics, residents are asking that the government refrain from cutting down decades-old trees.

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