Cold-climate Creatures In Their Element In Sapporo

Cold-climate creatures in their element in Sapporo

Japan's northern island of Hokkaido is still in the grip of biting winter weather, but that's good news for some animals at a zoo in Sapporo.

The polar bears, Amur tigers, and snow leopards have been enjoying their time outdoors at the Maruyama Zoo, while giraffes and other animals from warm habitats are being kept indoors.

Japan To Launch Climate Research Satellite In December

Japan to launch climate research satellite in December

Japan will launch a climate research satellite in December to analyze and forecast global warming-linked environmental changes, the science ministry said Friday.

The satellite, named Shikisai, will be placed in orbit 800 kilometers above the ground from where it will conduct long-term monitoring of cloud cover, levels of dust and aerosols in the atmosphere as well as ocean color, vegetation, snow and ice cover on the earth's surface.

Gore's Climate Change Sequel Among Highlights Of Tokyo Film Fest

Gore's climate change sequel among highlights of Tokyo film fest

A sequel to former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's climate change documentary and a Japan-China collaboration by renowned Chinese director Chen Kaige are among the highlights of the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival, organizers said Tuesday.

This year's festival, from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3, will open in the Japanese capital with the film "Fullmetal Alchemist," directed by Fumihiko Sori and based on a best-selling Japanese comic series about two brothers' journey.

International Npo Names Nissan A World Leader In Corporate Action On Climate Change

International NPO names Nissan a world leader in corporate action on climate changeNissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)* yesterday ranked the company among the top 5 percent of global corporations participating in the international NPO's climate change program and included Nissan on its 113 A-List. Nissan also scored a perfect 100 in the organization's Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). Like last year, Nissan was the highest ranked automotive company in Japan.

Honda Earns Perfect Climate Disclosure Score Of 100 Points In Cdp Global 500 Climate Change Report 2014

Paris Motor Show 2013 Honda CR-ZHonda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it has earned a perfect climate disclosure score of 100 in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2014, which analyzes the initiatives of the world’s 500 largest companies in addressing countermeasures against global warming and the disclosure of information regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. With the perfect disclosure score, for the fourth consecutive year, Honda was listed as one of the companies in the CDP’s “Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI),” which names the world’s most advanced companies in the area of disclosures related to global climate change.

Denso Develops World’s First Automotive Climate Control Unit That Can Be Used Across Vehicle Models

Denso develops world’s first automotive climate control unit that can be used across vehicle modelsDenso today announced a new automotive climate control unit that can be used for a wide variety of vehicles ranging from compact to luxury cars. Conventional climate control units are often designed and tailored to each vehicle model, but this product has a new structure which enabled to standardize components while realizing required performance.

Lexus Eco Challenge Finalists Conquer Conservation And Climate Issues To Win $10,000 And A Chance To Compete For Up To $30,000 More

Lexus Eco Challenge Finalists Conquer Conservation and Climate Issues to Win $10,000 and a Chance to Compete for Up to $30,000 MoreTrading cell phones for calculators, and fashion trends for lab coats, 32 middle and high school teams were selected as finalists for the Lexus Eco Challenge – claiming a $10,000 prize to be shared among the team, teacher and school. The winners will now compete in the Final Challenge for a chance to win one of two $30,000 grand prizes and eight $15,000 first-place awards.