June 18, 2010 Sustainability It remains unclear what impact chemical dispersants will have on sea life--and only the massive, uncontrolled experiment being run in the Gulf of Mexico will tell David Biello March 23, 2010 Sustainability With climate change transforming the Arctic, biologists are scrambling to understand the impact on gray whales and other creatures living in the region Jane Kay and The Daily Climate The Top 10 Science Stories of 2010 [Slide Show] On April 20, a well-head blowout at BP's Macondo oil well (pictured) set off an explosion on board the Deepwater Horizon rig floating about a mile above. The blast claimed 11 lives, sank the rig and unleashed a three-month deluge that spewed 750 million liters of crude oil (and natural gas) into the Gulf of Mexico... U.S. COAST GUARD July 29, 2016 Conservation One of the driest countries on Earth now makes more freshwater than it needs Rowan Jacobsen and Ensia January 2, 2013 Sustainability Melting bitumen in place is less unsightly than mining tar sands, but increasing efficiency, lowering costs and--perhaps most importantly—minimizing greenhouse gas emissions remain challenges... David Biello August 19, 2010 Sustainability Contrary to expectations, a plume of oil formed in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon blowout David Biello May 14, 2010 Sustainability It's not just a matter of stopping the spill, it's also a matter of where the oil ends up David Biello April 20, 2011 The two-hour drive from New Orleans to Venice, La., is like cutting into a slice of apple pie—it’s as American as it gets. Busy streets and high-rise buildings give way to farms, fields, and wetlands, in the perfect picture of rural, small-town America... Allie Wilkinson November 1, 1983 Sustainability They currently serve to transport metal ores and coal suspended in water. Their greatest potential is for transporting coal from Western states to power stations in other parts of the country... Edward J. Wasp Scientific American Volume 249, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamerican1183-48 December 1, 2009 Health From solar power to powering our planet with garbage, Scientific American explores ideas that would improve our planet Christopher Mims, Amanda Schupak, Michael Moyer, Sarah Simpson, John Pavlus, Gregory Mone, Melinda Wenner and Katherine Harmon December 2009 10.1038/scientificamerican1209-50a August 1, 1985 The Sciences Downthrust Everest, cod and oil, variable man, women of the world, leaves of ferns Philip Morrison Scientific American Volume 253, Issue 2 10.1038/scientificamerican0885-26 Originally published as "Books" in Scientific American Volume 253, Issue 2 April 1, 1960 The Sciences The geologist defines it as particles of rock between .05 and two millimeters in diameter. The shape of sand grains, transported by water and wind, is a clue to their history Ph. H. Kuenen Scientific American Volume 202, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamerican0460-94 May 1, 1975 The Sciences Scientific American Volume 232, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamerican0575-42 Originally published as "Science and the Citizen" in Scientific American Volume 232, Issue 5 October 1, 2013 Sustainability The federation is aggressively selling reactors to countries with little nuclear experience, raising safety concerns Eve Conant Scientific American Volume 309, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamerican1013-88 Originally published as "Russia's New Empire: Nuclear Power" in Scientific American Volume 309, Issue 4 February 1, 2018 Biology Big marine reserves look good on maps, but it takes tough rules close to shore to improve fisheries and biodiversity Olive Heffernan Scientific American Volume 318, Issue 2 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-44 Originally published as "Troubled Waters" in Scientific American Volume 318, Issue 2 November 1, 1955 The Sciences The floor of the great ocean is incised with tremendous furrows.The bottoms of several are farther below sea level than Everest is above it. They are clues to the history of the earth's crust... Robert L. Fisher and Roger Revelle Scientific American Volume 193, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamerican1155-36 October 1, 2014 Sustainability Methane hydrates could solve the world's energy challenge—or make global warming worse Lisa Margonelli Scientific American Volume 311, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamerican1014-82 Originally published as "An Inconvenient Ice" in Scientific American Volume 311, Issue 4 October 1, 1982 The Sciences In most of the Temperate Zone a new colony of honeybees must locate a snug shelter in order to survive the winter. The search is carried out by the older "scout" bees with remarkable rigor... Thomas D. Seeley Scientific American Volume 247, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamerican1082-158 February 1, 2000 Sustainability Sequestering carbon dioxide underground or in the deep ocean could help alleviate concerns about climate change Howard Herzog, Baldur Eliasson and Olav Kaarstad February 2000 10.1038/scientificamerican0200-72 September 10, 2008 How do you get permission to drill for oil or natural gas on federal lands? There are a lot of crude (not oil) answers to that question, according to a new report from the Interior Department's Inspector General... David Biello Expertise. Insights. Illumination.
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