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Coast Guard Captures Deepwater Response to Oil Spill Disaster in Pictures [Slide Show]

8 years ago from Scientific American

The U.S. Coast Guard is chronicling BP's efforts to contain a massive oil leak 1,524 meters down in the Gulf of Mexico and corral the extensive oil slick heading toward...

Whatever Happened to the Hole in the Ozone Layer?

8 years ago from Live Science

The hole in the ozone layer was perhaps the worst example of mankind’s impact on the planet, but a world-wide campaign against ozone-depleting chemicals has helped repair most of the...

Dim Chance Seen for Climate Deal This Year

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

UN Climate Chief Says He Does Not Expect A Comprehensive Deal On Global Warming In 2010

World Briefing | United Nations: Leader Named for Climate Review

8 years ago from NY Times Science

Harold T. Shapiro has agreed to become chairman of a new 12-member panel that will review the practices of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Video: Gulf Devastation Cleanup

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Katie Couric speaks Adm.Thad Allen, the head of the U.S. Coast Guard, about the government's tackling of one of the greatest man-made ecological crises in U.S. history.

A Valdez Reporter on Gushing Gulf Oil

8 years ago from NY Times Science

An Alaskan environmental writer ponders Arctic lessons from the unfolding Gulf oil disaster.

LSU group develops maps charting demographics of the oil-spill region

8 years ago from Physorg

A multidisciplinary group of LSU researchers has developed a series of maps charting the population demographics of the region surrounding the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Uganda's highest ice cap splits

The ice cap on Uganda's highest peak has split because of global warming, the country's wildlife authority says.

Rare Flower (Titan Arum) Blooms at Western Illinois University Greenhouse

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The Titan Arum, known as the Corpse Flower, housed in the Western Illinois University Botany Greenhouse began blooming during the afternoon and evening hours today (May 2).

Ash ban 'might have ended sooner'

The suspension of UK flights after the volcanic eruption in Iceland might have ended sooner, the Civil Aviation Authority says.

Large amounts of nitrogen stored beneath selected agricultural areas

8 years ago from Physorg

Large amounts of nitrogen are stored in the soils of agricultural areas in Nebraska and Maryland, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S....

University of Arkansas to Host International Floodplain Lake Workshop

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Every year, rivers flood their banks and threaten homes and farmland, filling floodplain lakes. Researchers who study the evolution of lakes are turning to lake floodplains to help explain not...

Olive oil could guard against developing ulcerative colitis

8 years ago from Science Daily

Eating more olive oil could help prevent ulcerative colitis, according to a new study. The findings show that people with a diet rich in oleic acid, which is present in...

American Contributions to Chinese Soil Science

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

In the Spring 2010 edition of Soil Survey Horizons, a publication of the Soil Science Society of America, a team of Chinese soil scientists lead by Zitong Gong give an...

North Korea's Kim appears to have entered China

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il appears to have entered China, his impoverished state's biggest benefactor, on one of his armoured trains for a rare trip abroad, the South's Yonhap news...

In Gulf, 'Sheen Forecast' Along With Weather

8 years ago from NY Times Science

An "oil sheen forecast" joins the weather report in at least one newspaper.

Jordan River could die by 2011: report

8 years ago from Physorg

The once mighty Jordan River, where Christians believe Jesus was baptised, is now little more than a polluted stream that could die next year unless the decay is halted, environmentalists...

On our Radar: Outcry in the Gulf

8 years ago from NY Times Science

Local officials lament the gulf's plight and try to coordinate a legal response.

Canadian bear a grizzly-polar cross breed

8 years ago from UPI

ULUKHAKTOK, Northwest Territories, May 2 (UPI) -- Genetic testing shows an unusual bear, shot in Canada's High Arctic region recently, was a cross between a grizzly and a polar...

EPA ramps up air quality monitoring for oil spill

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency says it's stepping up air quality monitoring on the Gulf Coast.

Giant iceberg disturbs ecology

8 years ago from Science Alert

Research suggests that a massive iceberg will affect water conditions – and by extension, sea life – as it moves away from the Antarctic.

Expedition finds sea canyon

8 years ago from Science Alert

Ocean researchers have discovered a previously unknown deep-sea canyon, stumbling upon it during a training voyage.

Governments, businesses to discuss cybersecurity threats

8 years ago from Physorg

Government officials and business leaders from around the world are meeting in Texas this week to discuss what all agree is an area of common and growing concern: cybersecurity.

Has Ahmadinejad Finally Crushed Dissent?

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Abbas Milani: Despite a Lull, Iranians Remain As Hungry for Democracy As Ever

Climate change affects subterranean ecosystems

8 years ago from Science Daily

Changes above the ground, such as a higher concentration of carbon dioxide and increased temperatures have major consequences for the contact zone between plant roots and the soil, according to...

Japan police hunt 'bee rustlers'

Japanese bee-keepers are warned to be on their guard after a spate of thefts of hives.

Document: BP didn't plan for major oil spill

8 years ago from AP Health

MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER (AP) -- British Petroleum once downplayed the possibility of a catastrophic accident at an offshore rig that exploded, causing the worst...

BP’s containment problem is unprecedented

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

The company must stop a relentless gush of oil nearly a mile below the surface, in a situation that hasn’t been dealt with before. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico...