Radioactive water storage tanks are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture. Photo: REUTERS

Japan will resume efforts to combat Fukushima contaminated water

Japan is resuming efforts to disperse the accumulation of contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which is

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FILE PHOTO: A shopper holding plastic bags walks out from a greengrocer's at Tokyo's Sugamo district, an area popular with the Japanese elderly, in Tokyo, Japan, March 14, 2016. REUTERS / Yuya Shino / File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD

Japan bans plastic bags in stores to combat marine pollution

Japan plans to make it compulsory to charge for plastic bags in supermarkets, convenience stores, drugstores and department stores,

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Fishermen drive bottle-nose dolphins into a net during their annual hunt off Taiji, Japan. Photograph: AP

Japanese man prepares for a historic case against dolphin hunting

A man from Taiji, the Japanese fishing town whose annual dolphin slaughter has caused widespread condemnation, will appear before the

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An object described by a spokesperson for the Five Deeps Mariana expedition as "manmade" is illuminated at the right by the light of the submarine DSV Limiting Factor on the floor of the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench, in an undated still image from video released by the Discovery Channel May 13, 2019. Atlantic Productions for Discovery Channel / Handout via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO ARCHIVE. NO RESALES. MANDATORY CREDIT.

Garbage found deep in the ocean in deeper underwater dives

In the deepest diving ever done by a human inside a submarine, an investor and explorer from Texas found

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University of Sydney researchers have found a 'molecular antidote' that blocks the symptoms of a box jellyfish sting if applied to the skin within 15 minutes. Photograph: Melanie Stetson Freeman / Christian Science Monitor / Getty Images

Australian researchers find antidote to the world's most poisonous creature

An antidote has been discovered for the world's most poisonous creature, the Australian jellyfish. Researchers at the University of Sydney discovered

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