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Greenery to Citizens! -- Urban Agriculture in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture — Last modified November 02, 2015 09:13
The city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture is an ordinance-designated city with a population of 3.7 million. The city has a lot of sightseeing spots such as Chinatown and Minato Mirai district, which has many commercial facilities. As it takes only about 30 minutes by train from Tokyo Station to Yokohama Station, the city also plays a role as a bedroom suburb of Tokyo.
Water for everyone — Last modified September 16, 2015 11:05
Water for everyone
Water inequality: unjust or merely regrettable? — Last modified September 16, 2015 10:18
Neither people nor water are distributed evenly around the globe, leading to unequal access to freshwater. But is this inequality unjust or only regrettable? To find out, a team from the US and Sweden looked at how global trade affects human welfare in terms of water availability.
Biomass Energy Powered the Edo Period — Last modified July 31, 2015 14:11
The interval of Japan's history between 1603 and 1867 is called the Edo Period. During this era, Japanese society established a unique and sustainable society that operated within the capacity of its domestic resources by properly using plant-based materials without depending on overseas imports including fossil fuels.
To fight desertification, let's manage our land better — Last modified June 23, 2015 09:02
Soil nutrients may limit ability of plants to slow climate change — Last modified May 29, 2015 09:57
Many scientists assume that the growing level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will accelerate plant growth. However, a new study co-written by University of Montana researchers suggests much of this growth will be curtailed by limited soil nutrients.
Growing food locally cuts global nitrogen contamination — Last modified May 29, 2015 09:53
Researchers in France are urging us to "think globally, eat locally", because their work has shown that regional self-sufficiency tends to result in less nitrogen contamination, on the global scale, than relying on massive international trade of food and animal feed.
Global Atlas of Environmental Justice re-launches website — Last modified May 29, 2015 09:50
The EJOLT project recently launched a new phase of the Global Atlas of Environmental Justice, an interactive map cataloguing thousands of localised stories of resistance against projects which are damaging to the environment and the population. The new platform was launched at the closing meeting of the project in an international conference on Environmental Justice organised by the European Environmental Bureau in Brussels.
Pastoralism provides crucial services to humanity, can support green economy transition — Last modified May 22, 2015 08:20
Pastoralism-extensive livestock production in the rangelands-provides enormous benefits to humanity and should be supported as a key element of the global transition to a green economy, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Trees photosynthesized more slowly during 2010 Amazon drought — Last modified May 20, 2015 08:47
As climate changes the Amazon region could see more frequent and longer periods of drought. Now an international team has come up with the first direct evidence of changing rates of carbon absorption by rainforest trees experiencing reduced rainfall, finding that photosynthesis slowed by around 10% for six months.
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