Japan’s Largest Trail Race around Mt. Fuji

The ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI Race Committee is proud to announce the “ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI” (UTMF) and the “Shizuoka to Yamanashi” (STY) races, taking place around the base of Japan’s most famous volcano, Mt. Fuji. These races were originally scheduled to take place last year May but a decision was made to postpone the race due…

Internet, another climate change victim

Climate change threatens communication that should be protected from the hottest summers and wettest winters. This is one of the claims of a report by the United Kingdom that was published this week. The Ministry of the Environment has ensured that high temperatures could affect wireless communication, that rain storms could impact the reliability of signals, and…

Changes in the malaria treatment

Changing the treatment protocol of malaria could save the lives of nearly 200,000 African children each year. An important clinical trial, conducted in 2010 in nine African countries, concluded that treatment with artesunate in children with severe malaria reduces the risk of death by almost 25% compared to traditional treatment with quinine. The evidence is overwhelming,…

Japan has suspended the whaling

Japan has suspended its controversial whaling in the Antarctic due to harassment by environmental organizations. In particular, Associations as Sea Shepherd, who have staged collisions, have launched corrosive acids and have chained themselves to the ships, to force the Japan whaling ship called Nisshin Maru to stop its annual catch for security reasons. Japan, Iceland…

Drastic decline of bees

The drastic decline of bees endanger the European ecosystem. Almost two thirds of food consumed by Europe comes from plants pollinated by bees. What will happen if those bees disappeared? Maybe we don’t have to wait a long time to find out. In recent years the bee population in Europe has fallen dramatically. The phenomenon…