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      February 22, 2020EARTH

      How Deep Is the Deepest Hole in the World?

      There’s a portal to the center of the earth in the wreckage of an abandoned project site in Murmansk, Russia. What’s it for? And why is the Internet Googling “Kola Superdeep Borehole screams?”...
      April 22, 2016

      The Earth Day Pioneer Nobody Remembers

      Ed Muskie ran for vice president in 1968 and served as Jimmy Carter's Secretary of State—but his legacy as an environmentalist is often forgotten
      September 2, 2014Sustainability

      Mexico Is Poised for an Energy Boom

      Major reforms mean private and foreign firms will help tap more hydrocarbons, including natural gas
      September 5, 2014Sustainability

      BP Ruling Raises Liability Stakes for High-Risk Industries

      A U.S. court ruling that dramatically ramped up BP Plc's <BP.L> potential penalties for the 2010 Gulf oil spill could create new liability risks not just for deep water drillers but also for other industries like mining and nuclear power generation...
      Slide Show: Jellyfish Jamboree--Are They Set to Seize the Seas?


      Much about the jellyfish life history is still unknown. In the early larval stage, known as polyps, jellyfish are suspected to prefer hard surfaces onto which they can attach. Increasing costal development, offshore rigs and other objects may be aiding population booms by giving the baby jellies a solid habitat, notes the NSF...
      April 12, 2011Mind

      Octopuses and squids are damaged by noise pollution

      Not only can squids and octopuses sense sound, but as it turns out, these and other so-called cephalopods might be harmed by growing noise pollution in our oceans—from sources such as offshore drilling, ship motors, sonar use and pile driving...
      June 17, 2010

      Congress Hammers BP CEO for Dodging Deepwater Spill Responsibility

      BP CEO Tony Hayward sat alone before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Thursday to answer for his company's questionable decision to continue drilling this spring at the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil well despite safety concerns and that decision's catastrophic consequences...
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