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      July 1, 2005The Sciences

      Panoramas of the Seafloor

      Modern sonar techniques map the continental margins of the U.S. and reveal the richly varied scenery usually hidden underwater.
      September 4, 2014Sustainability

      BP Found"Grossly Negligent" in 2010 Spill

      BP Plc <BP.L> was "grossly negligent" for its role in the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, a U.S. district judge said on Thursday in a ruling that could add billions of dollars in fines to the more than $42 billion in charges taken so far for the worst offshore disaster in U.S...
      December 9, 2010The Sciences

      More polar bear news than you can shake a rapidly melting icicle at

      Polar bears ( Ursus maritimus ) got a long-awaited boost on November 23 when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) finally designated more than 485,000 square kilometers of "critical habitat" for the species, which is listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)...
      July 30, 2013Sustainability

      Thai Oil Spill Having "Extreme" Impact on Tourism

      An oil spill that has blackened beaches at a Thai holiday island was having an extreme impact on tourism and could spread to the coast of the mainland and affect the fishing industry, officials and an environmental group said on Tuesday...
      June 15, 1998The Sciences

      The Last Sturgeon

      Can the economic forces driving the ancient source of caviar to extinction be stopped? It may already be too late
      May 1, 1994

      Directional Drilling

      New techniques enable crews to drill around natural or man-made obstructions for oil and gas. These same methods are used to sample underground pollutants and bury service lines
      June 1, 1997

      Panoramas of the Seafloor

      Modern sonar techniques map the continental margins of the U.S. and reveal the richly varied scenery usually hidden underwater
      September 1, 1969The Sciences

      The Physical Resources of the Ocean

      They include not only the oil and minerals of the bottom and the minerals dissolved in seawater but also seawater itself and the shoreline carved by the action of the sea
      March 21, 2016

      Does Trump Have an Energy Policy?

      Trump dislikes hair spray regulations and is dismissive of global warming but the rest of his energy policies seem unclear
      April 1, 2009Sustainability

      Squeezing More Oil Out of the Ground

      Amid warnings of a possible peak for oil production, new technologies offer options to extract every last possible drop
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