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      June 17, 2010Sustainability

      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...
      July 1, 2005

      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, 2014

      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, 2013

      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
      September 1, 1969

      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
      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
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