University of Tokyo team tests wave power generator in Kanagawa

Business Jun 4, 2020

University of Tokyo team tests wave power generator in Kanagawa

A team of the University of Tokyo's Institute of Industrial Science and other organizations have begun testing a wave power generator at a fishing port in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. The equipment can generate electricity efficiently as it uses not only incoming waves but those bouncing ...

Global warming wreaks havoc on Japanese edible kelp

National Mar 31, 2020

Global warming wreaks havoc on Japanese edible kelp

In the not too distant future, global warming could deprive Japanese cuisine of an essential element: konbu, or edible kelp. A Hokkaido University research group has warned that 11 principal breeds of natural konbu may cease to exist by the 2090s. That also poses a threat ...

Sixfold jump in polar ice loss lifts global oceans

World / Science & Health Mar 12, 2020

Sixfold jump in polar ice loss lifts global oceans

Greenland and Antarctica are shedding six times more ice than during the 1990s, driving a higher sea level that could bring annual flooding by 2100 in regions that now are home to 400 million people, scientists have warned. The kilometers-thick ice sheets atop land masses ...