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Japan to Start Fukushima Water Release as Early as Late August

water from the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean as early as late August, Japan's Asahi Shimbun daily reported on Monday, citing unidentified government sources.The release will most likely come shortly after Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets with U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol in the United States next week and explains to them how the water release will be safe, it said.No specific date to discharge the water has been decided, top government spokesperson Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters during a briefing.Japan's nuclear regulator

Inside the Subsea Cable Firm Secretly Helping America Take on China

and SubCom’s deepening ties with the Pentagon. The news agency is also the first to report on a confidential contract the company secured from tech giant Google to build the world’s largest private undersea internet network.That partnership is the kind of America Inc project that President Joe Biden has been calling for in his drive to promote U.S. advanced technologies.Google did not respond to requests for comment.Undersea cables transmit 99% of all transcontinental internet traffic, including instant messenger chats, stock market transactions and military secrets. This underwater network

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Eco Wave Power to Set Up U.S. Office

explore this virtually untapped natural resource of renewable energy.Both bills are making progress through the various committees. A vote on New Jersey’s wave energy legislation is expected in the coming weeks, Eco Wave Power Noted.Also, the company highlighted that in August 2022, US President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act, the largest piece of federal legislation ever that addresses climate change. The law will allocate $128 billion towards renewable energy and grid energy storage. "The legislation was well-timed for Eco Wave Power. Earlier in 2022, the Company

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Australia Outlines $245 Billion Nuclear Submarine Plan

Australia's nuclear-powered submarine program with the United States and Britain will cost up to A$368 billion ($245 billion) over the next three decades, a defense official said on Tuesday, the country's biggest single defense project in history.U.S. President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday unveiled details of a plan to provide Australia with nuclear-powered attack submarines, a major step to counter China's naval build up in the Indo-Pacific.Albanese said the program would start with a A$6 billion ($4 billion)

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US, Australia to Unveil Submarine Pact to Counter China

U.S. President Joe Biden will meet leaders of Australia and Britain in San Diego on Monday to announce a way forward for Australia to receive nuclear-powered submarines in Canberra's biggest-ever defense project.The three countries announced the so-called AUKUS plan in 2021 as part of efforts to counter China in the Indo-Pacific region.However, questions remain over strict U.S. curbs on the extensive technology sharing needed for the project and about the length of time it will take to deliver the submarines.Australia is expected to buy up to five U.S. Virginia class nuclear-powered submarines in

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U.S. Proposes New Marine Sanctuary Offshore California

The Biden administration on Tuesday said it was taking steps to designate a national marine sanctuary off the coast of central California. President Joe Biden has set a goal of safeguarding 30% of U.S. land and water over the next decade. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration said the proposal would protect a 7,000-square-mile area. The waters are important to the heritage of the Native American Chumash people who once lived in coastal villages that are now submerged. The protected area would be known as the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.They are adjacent

Crude oil is shown in the Pacific Ocean offshore of Orange County, Oct. 3, 2021.

A unified command has been established to respond to and clean up the oil spill off the California coast.

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'Catastrophic' California Offshore Oil Spill Kills Fish, Damages Wetlands

offshore of Orange County, Oct. 3, 2021.A unified command has been established to respond to and clean up the oil spill off the California coast.Official U.S. Coast Guard photo.U.S. Representative Michelle Steel, a Republican representing part of the affected area, sent a letter to Democratic President Joe Biden requesting a major disaster declaration for Orange County, which would free up federal funds to help with the clean-up efforts.Steel later told CNN: "This is a really serious disaster".Cottie Petrie-Norris, a Democratic state assembly member representing some areas affected by the spill

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US Urges Change in Fishing Practices to Save Endangered Whales

U.S. commercial fishing practices must change to prevent the extinction of North Atlantic right whales, the administration of President Joe Biden said on Thursday, as it prepares a list of new regulations to prevent whale entanglements in lobster and crab gear.The scientific assessment from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries unit is a milestone in finalizing a handful of proposed reforms of commercial fishermen mainly intended to reduce the amount of vertical rope in whale habitat.The lobster industry, centered in Maine, has said it is willing to make changes

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David Kennedy Designated as Chair of US Arctic Research Commission

On March 3, 2021, President Joe Biden designated David Kennedy as Chair of the United States Arctic Research Commission (USARC), an independent federal agency that advises the President and Congress on Arctic Research. Kennedy succeeds former Chairman Jon Harrison, who continues to serve as a commissioner on the USARC.“I’m honored to be entrusted by President Biden with the responsibility of leading the USARC, a small, but important independent commission focused on advancing US Arctic research interests for the benefit of the nation. The research recommended by the commission, both basic

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