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      December 23, 2013Expeditions

      Counting Fish: Wrap Up and Conclusion

      Since July 2012, Ive been posting about a study of artificial reefs along the Texas coast. Scientists at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies in Corpus Christi conducted the research, funded by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, to determine whether these structures increase fish populations, and whether their location, type and [...]..
      November 5, 2008Sustainability

      What an Obama win means for the environment

      Among the many pressing issues that President-elect Barack Obama will face when he takes office in January is climate change, which he has called an “immediate threat” and warned has made Earth a “planet in peril.” In an effort to prevent and reverse the problem, he supports a so-called cap-and-trade scheme similar to one now in effect in the U.S...
      April 20, 2012Sustainability

      Oil Habit Unchanged on Two-Year Anniversary of BP's Gulf of Mexico Spill

      Two years ago, 11 men lost their lives as a backlash of gas exploded into the night from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. In the ensuing months, roughly 5 million barrels of oil and more than 6 billion cubic feet of natural gas spewed into the ocean from the Macondo well more than a kilometer underwater...
      April 30, 2012Sustainability

      A Glimpse of What's Below: Logging While Drilling

      Greetings from Drilling Vessel Chikyu! We are floating precisely at N37 o 57' E143 o 54'. I know we are precisely there because this unusual ship with its five working thrusters can maintain position to within meters...
      May 12, 2010Sustainability

      How Bad Is the Oil Spill?

      As bad as it is, BP's Gulf oil spill dwindles compared with gushers of the past. David Biello reports
      April 1, 1982

      Advanced Offshore Oil Platforms

      Creating structures that can withstand 100-foot waves in waters 600 feet deep calls for audacious engineering and heavy capital expense. Here four innovative offshore platforms are described...
      December 1, 2009

      Ocean Overhaul

      Marine zoning is a bold remedy for sick seas
      October 3, 2010Sustainability

      Wasted Food Equals Wasted Energy

      Wasting food isn't just bad in its own right, it also represents a profound waste of energy. David Biello reports
      February 12, 2013Sustainability

      Obama Takes Aim at Climate Change, Cyber Security

      After a campaign that avoided climate change like the plague, President Barack Obama gave a State of the Union speech that put climate change on center stage.
      June 1, 1997

      Floating Giants

      Sea-based platforms eyed for launch sites and airstrips
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