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A 150 Year-Project: Meiji Shrine Forest in Central Tokyo — Last modified December 09, 2005 18:55
In the heart of Tokyo, bristling with skyscrapers, there is a forest 700,000 square meters in area located on the site of Meiji Jingu shrine. The forest is mainly composed of evergreen broadleaf trees, such as chinquapin, oak and camphor, and provides habitat to many wild birds. This forest was created about 90 years ago as a project with a 150-year vision. It was planted with the cooperation of about 110,000 volunteers, who planted some 100,000 trees of 365 different species donated by people around the nation.
The 2005 INSAM Contest results are available — Last modified December 07, 2005 17:55
The first prize in the 2005 INSAM contest on "Best Examples of Agrometeorological Services" was conveyed by the INSAM jury on 5 December to Dr. Roger E. Rivero Vega from Cuba for his example of an Operational Drought Warning System in Cuba.
Agrometeorology and Sustainable Development — Last modified December 04, 2005 19:28
Bioethanol Car Fuel Production Project to be Launched in Okinawa — Last modified November 30, 2005 15:11
An experiment to verify the feasibility of producing biomass fuel from high-biomass sugarcane will begin in January 2006, according to joint announcement of Asahi Breweries, Ltd., a major Japanese brewer, and the National Agricultural Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa Region (KONARC) released on August 4, 2005.
Biogas Power Plant Being Tested Under Kyoto Eco-Energy Project — Last modified November 30, 2005 13:44
The Kyoto Eco-Energy Research Center is a biogas power generation plant built as part of the Kyoto Eco-Energy Project, and has been running on a trial basis since mid-August. Full-scale operation is scheduled for December 2005.
Waste-to-Food Composting Program Adopted for School Lunch — Last modified November 30, 2005 10:33
A Waste-to-Food composting program has been underway in Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture since 2004, with the help of local farmers, the municipal government, and a non-profit organization. Under the program, food waste from school lunches are composted together with branches pruned from trees in parks and along streets.
Agrometeorological Services: Theory and Practice — Last modified November 29, 2005 12:33
On the invitation of the Islamic Republic of Iran Meteorological Organization (IRIMO), Prof. Kees Stigter (Agromet Vision) gave a course "Agrometeorological Services: Theory and Practice" in Teheran for ten people from throughout Iran with at least an M.Sc. in Agricultural Meteorology. (Mohammad Rahimi, organizer).
Climate Education & Outreach with ESPERE — Last modified October 24, 2005 12:33
ESPERE (Environmental Science Published for Everybody Round the Earth) offers one of the largest international climate information pages for schools and the public, developed and translated by scientists in our community:
The publication of the New_LocClim — Last modified October 10, 2005 11:22
This is to announce the publication of the New_LocClim, a software cum database that aims at estimating climate averages for any location on land, based on the almost 30,000 stations in the FAO agroclimatic database (see attachment for distribution of stations).
Japan Lilac Flowering data now available on-line — Last modified September 05, 2005 15:55
Japan Lilac Flowering data (1996-2005), kindly provided by Mr.Saburo Funakoshi, are now available for download on the USA National Phenology Network (NPN) site:
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