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EU scientists: 2022 was Europe’s second-warmest year on record

Firefighters tackle a wildfire at the village of Asseiceira Pequena in Mafra on July 31, 2022. (PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP) BRUSSELS – Europe experienced its second-warmest year on record in 2022, European Union scientists said on Tuesday, as climate change unleashed record-breaking weather extremes that slashed crop yields, dried up rivers and led […]

Warm winter breaks temperature records in Europe

Ski centre on mountain Jahorina is seen in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Jan 4, 2023. (KIRSTEN DONOVAN / REUTERS) LONDON/BRUSSELS — Record-high winter temperatures swept across parts of Europe over the new year, bringing calls from activists for faster action against climate change while offering short-term respite to governments struggling with high gas prices. Hundreds […]

Climate change exacts heavy toll on Africa

Chinese clean energy expertise seen as helping mitigate damage The China-aided Sakai photovoltaic power plant in Bimbo, near Bangui, Central African Republic, helps to ease Bangui's lack of electricity. (TIANJIN ELECTRIC POWER CONSTRUCTION / HANDOUT VIA XINHUA) Seraphine Mutindi, a villager in Makueni county, southern Kenya, used to rely on farming to support her family […]

Study: climate change will fuel humanitarian crises in 2023

Pollution rises from the BASF chemical plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Nov 7, 2022. (MICHAEL PROBST / AP) MEXICO CITY – Climate change will accelerate humanitarian crises around the world in 2023, adding to the issues created by armed conflict and economic downturns, according to a study by the NGO International Rescue Committee (IRC). The agency, […]

Hitachi High-Tech Achieves CDP’s Highest Score of “A List” in Climate Change for the First Time

TOKYO, Dec 13, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hitachi High-Tech Corporation today was selected for the 2022 “A List” by CDP(1), a non-governmental organization that conducts environmental research and information disclosure globally, out of more than 10,000 companies that were evaluated for their climate change initiatives and transparency in information disclosure. In 2010, […]

NEC named to the CDP “A List” for advanced Climate Change and Water Security initiatives four years in a row

TOKYO, Dec 13, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP(1), securing a place on its prestigious “A List” four years in a row for tackling climate change, as well as acting to protect water security. NEC has set […]

Biodiversity link to climate highlighted

Biodiversity link to climate highlighted

Before China-led talks to save species, experts stress related nature of threats Despite efforts to mitigate biodiversity losses, the extinction of species around the globe is accelerating at unprecedented rates, climate experts have warned ahead of the largest global gathering of environmental ministers on biodiversity. "The biggest challenge to biodiversity, of course, is climate change, […]

Eisai Announces Approval of Partial Change to Label for Dosage and Administration of Aricept for Treatment of Dementia with Lewy Bodies

TOKYO, Nov 29, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced that its application for a partial change to label for Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride), a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) that was discovered and developed in-house, regarding dosage and administration for the treatment of DLB in Japan, […]

COP27 inspires global community to tackle climate change: Pertamina

JAKARTA, Nov 14, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) 2022 can inspire the global community and all parties to increase contribution to tackling climate change, according to Senior Vice President of Strategy and Investment of Pertamina Daniel Purba. Senior Vice President of Strategy and Investment of Pertamina Daniel […]

Pertamina striving to decarbonize business to tackle climate change

JAKARTA, Nov 13, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Pertamina is making efforts to decarbonize its business and develop green businesses to support global climate change mitigation and the achievement of Indonesia’s 2060 net-zero emissions target. (ANTARA News Sumsel/Nova Wahyudi/dol) “We have two main ways for dealing with climate change; first, we have to […]