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April 13, 2021: Japanese officials plan to release more than 264 million gallons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean over a period of decades as part of efforts to dispose of waste resulting from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.A report from Japan's&...
April 13, 2021: Most experts say it's a normal and safe practice but environmentalists and locals are not happy.
April 13, 2021: The plan to release hundreds of thousands of tons of wastewater from the crippled nuclear plant into the Pacific has angered some of Japan's residents, and neighbors.
April 13, 2021: The treated wastewater will slowly be dumped into the Pacific over the next decade.
April 13, 2021: Despite Tokyo's assurances that the move will not pose a threat to people or the environment, the decision has been roundly criticized by local fishermen, environmental groups and Japan's neighbors.
April 13, 2021: French police are searching for a man who shot and killed a 33-year-old outside a hospital. Meanwhile, officials in Japan have approved releasing Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater into the ocean. And Taiwan reported a record number of Chinese military jets in their airspace. CBS News foreign correspondent Ian Lee j...
April 13, 2021: The treated wastewater from the ruined facility will slowly be dumped into the Pacific over the next decade.
April 13, 2021: The Japanese government plans to release treated wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear disaster into the Pacific Ocean in two years. While they are assuring the public that their plan is safe and the radioactive water will be decontaminated and diluted, the announcement is being met with opposition at home and abroa...
April 12, 2021: Three men are in custody after making a break for Cuba in a stolen boat, only to be cut off by the Coast Guard. CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman has the story.
April 12, 2021: Overfishing and smuggling of this crucial animal are affecting biodiversity and the livelihood of local fishers in Sri LankaIt’s after sunset in Jaffna when Anthony Vigrado dives into the waters of Palk Bay, scanning the seafloor to collect what seems to be prized treasure. What he comes back with are sea cucumber...
April 12, 2021: The water, left over from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, is currently stored in huge tanks. But space is running out.
April 12, 2021: And that’s exactly what they should do. And the International Atomic Energy Agency agrees. Only a small amount of tritium is left, so trivial that it could not harm humans or anything in the environment.
April 10, 2021: The Pacific Ocean waters may look pristine from above but lurking beneath is an environmental tragedy that's been unfolding for generations. A toxic dumpsite that settled on the ocean floor decades ago continues to wreak havoc on marine life to this day. Meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli has more.
April 9, 2021: Marine scientists set out to study the 'year of the quiet ocean' following the pandemic.
April 9, 2021: The planet-loving folks at the Sustainable Ocean Alliance started an accelerator a couple years back focusing on very early stage companies, but this year they’re expanding the program to accept those who have already closed their first round. The mix of experimental and (comparatively) proven approaches may h...
April 7, 2021: Real estate entrepreneur Larry Connor plans to dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench and fly to the International Space Station with SpaceX within a year.
April 7, 2021: The past couple months have not been kind to ships. Just about a week after the massive Ever Given container ship was freed from its wedged position in the Suez Canal, another cargo vessel is capturing global attention. The Eemslift Hendrika Dutch cargo ship on Wednesday remained in danger of capsizing off the coast...
April 7, 2021: Hurricane Fred was upgraded from a tropical storm overnight. Meanwhile, the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika are taking aim at the southeastern U.S. Much of Florida and parts of coastal Georgia are under a flood watch. David Begnaud reports from Dania Beach with the current conditions.
April 6, 2021: Nick Dietz compiles some of the latest and greatest viral videos, including a man on a motorcycle tackling the waves of Tahiti and the intriguing reaction that occurs when a red hot nickel ball is placed on a brick of floral foam. To see these videos in their entirety, click HERE.
April 5, 2021: Researchers attached a GoPro camera to a turtle to gain a better understanding of its view of the ocean. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers and Meg Oliver watch the video.
April 4, 2021: A big oil spill near Santa Barbara is threatening wildlife after a pipeline ruptured Tuesday afternoon. Initial reports say at least 500 barrels of crude oil leaked into the Pacific Ocean. Ben Tracy reports from Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California.
April 4, 2021: The British photographer Andy Sewell’s latest project, Known and Strange Things Pass, looks at what lies beneath our online life. Mixing images of the internet’s underwater infrastructure with daily life, it explores the physical and metaphorical entanglement of the ocean and the internet. The V&A museum wil...
April 4, 2021: A 13-year-old girl was bitten by a shark while surfing on a boogie board off the coast of Ocean Isle Beach. CBSN's Allison Harmelin describes the incident.
April 3, 2021: Nicole Yamase visited the Challenger Deep trench, which lies nearly 11km below the surfaceIt is a place that has been visited by fewer people than have flown to the moon – pitch black, 11km down, the last frontier.Last month, Nicole Yamase became the first Pacific Islander, the third woman, and, at 29, the second-...
April 2, 2021: Marine scientist Professor Jessica Meeuwig on her hopes for a new ocean monitoring system.