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

      CONTAINMENT PLAN

      The base of a pollution containment chamber is moved to a construction area at Wild Well Control, Inc. in Port Fourchon, La., April 26. The chamber is one of the largest ever built and will be used in an attempt to contain the  gusher  related to the explosion of the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon...
      April 10, 2009Sustainability

      Does the Ocean Need Zoning?

      As offshore energy development expands, researchers argue that federal policymakers must devise ways to settle legal disputes
      April 1, 2015Sustainability

      Here's Why Obama Is Approving Arctic Drilling Again

      For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama's decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction...
      March 4, 2009

      Drill, baby, drill: Our first core samples

      Editor's Note: University of Southern California geobiologist Katrina Edwards is taking part in a three-week drilling project at the Atlantic's North Pond—a sediment-filled valley on the ocean floor—designed to locate and study what she calls the “intraterrestrials”: the myriad microbial life-forms living inside Earth's crust...
      October 20, 2008Sustainability

      Offshore Wind May Power the Future

      Not only are offshore winds stronger but landlubbers have fewer objections to turbines almost invisible from the coast
      December 27, 2011

      Hydrogen in iPhone's Future?

      In the future, Apple might be using hydrogen to power its iPhones and iPods. According to the Daily Mail, Apple has already filed a patent application for a new hydrogen battery technology...
      August 27, 2012Sustainability

      Arctic Sea Ice Reaches New Low

      The cap of ice that sits atop the North Pole has shrunk to a record extent—and there is likely still more melting to come before the end of the summer of 2012.
      December 10, 2013Sustainability

      Massive Aquifers Under the Sea Could Sate Thirst

      More than 100 times the amount of water extracted from ground aquifers waits near shore but may prove difficult or damaging to extract
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