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      Slide Show: Jellyfish Jamboree--Are They Set to Seize the Seas?

      HAPPY HABITAT

      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...
      November 1, 2019

      The F-Word Finally Enters Climate Politics

      For the first time, presidential candidates are no longer scared to say “fossil fuels” (okay, that’s two f-words)
      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...
      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...
      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)...
      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, 1994Sustainability

      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, 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
      June 1, 1997The 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
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