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Let's Use Rainwater! Recent Trends in Rainwater Use in Japan — Last modified August 29, 2014 08:48
In recent years, a growing number of municipalities in Japan have been making use of rainwater. Blessed with a large amount of rainfall compared to other countries, since the post-war urban development period Japan has tended to deal with this abundance by "disposing" of rainwater. Over the years, however, this thinking has gradually shifted toward taking advantage of rainwater as a natural resource. In this article, we will introduce the recent trends in rainwater use in Japan.
Synthesis and Review: Advancing agricultural greenhouse gas quantification — Last modified July 21, 2014 10:49
Environmental Research Letters. Environmental Research Letters Volume 9 Number 7. Lydia P Olander et al 2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 075003 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/7/075003.
Pest Control Method Using Sex Pheromone Developed to Keep Sugarcane from White Grubs — Last modified July 21, 2014 09:08
The Japanese National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), the Okinawa Prefectural Agricultural Research Center, and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., a Japanese manufacturer of plastic, silicon, and semiconductors, announced on February 20, 2014, that the new method they developed for sugarcane pest control showed successful results.
Investigating afforestation and bioenergy CCS as climate change mitigation strategies — Last modified June 27, 2014 15:06
Florian Humpenöder et al 2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 064029 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/6/064029
New renewable energy law to allow conversion of farmland in Japan to wind farmers — Last modified April 24, 2014 09:27
Takumi Nemoto, Minister of Reconstruction, announced at a press conference on December 20, 2013, the government's intention to allow the conversion of agricultural land to wind farm use, based on the newly enacted Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery.
Influence of management and environment on Australian wheat: information for sustainable intensification and closing yield gaps — Last modified April 14, 2014 08:58
Environmental Research Letters Volume 9 Number 4. Influence of management and environment on Australian wheat: information for sustainable intensification and closing yield gaps. By B A Bryan, D King and G Zhao.
Observed magnified runoff response to rainfall intensification under global warming — Last modified March 13, 2014 09:28
Environmental Research Letters Volume 9 Number 3. Jr-Chuan Huang et al 2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 034008 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/3/034008. Observed magnified runoff response to rainfall intensification under global warming.
CO2 Monitoring of Tropical Peatlands Shows Disturbance Comes with Climate Price — Last modified February 25, 2014 14:09
Hokkaido University announced November 21, 2013, the results of a long-term monitoring study of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from tropical peatlands, the world's first such CO2-emission monitoring effort. It was a joint project by the Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and Indonesia's University of Palangka Raya.
Japanese institute launches website to help us calculate, visualize carbon sinks in soil — Last modified January 22, 2014 07:51
Japan's National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES) announced on October 2, 2013, that it has developed and launched a website that helps visualize the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission/removal from soil.
National contributions to observed global warming — Last modified January 16, 2014 09:33
Environmental Research Letters Volume 9 Number 1. H Damon Matthews et al 2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 014010 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/1/014010. National contributions to observed global warming
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