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Japan focuses on maritime security in new ocean policy

/ May 15, 2018

Japan focuses on maritime security in new ocean policy

Japan approved Tuesday a new ocean policy that highlights maritime security, amid perceived growing threats from North Korea and China, in a reversal from the previous version which focused largely on sea resource development. The ocean program cited threats from North Korea's launching of ballistic ...

Could Russia sabotage undersea cables linking the world?

Mar 31, 2018

Could Russia sabotage undersea cables linking the world?

Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, causing the U.S. and its allies to worry that the Kremlin might be taking information warfare to new depths. Is Moscow interested in cutting or tapping the cables? Does it want the West to worry it might? ...

Ultrathin sun shield could protect Great Barrier Reef

/ Mar 27, 2018

Ultrathin sun shield could protect Great Barrier Reef

An ultrafine biodegradable film some 50,000 times thinner than a human hair could be enlisted to protect the Great Barrier Reef from environmental degradation, researchers said Tuesday. The World Heritage-listed site, which attracts millions of tourists each year, is reeling from significant bouts of coral ...