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Video: Exxon-Valdez Revisited

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

As the clean-up efforts of the massive British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continue, CBS News' Ben Tracy returns to the site of another infamous man-made disaster...

New EPA Rules Target Harmful Mercury Emissions

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Proposal Aims to Limit Mercury Released from Boilers and Solid Waste Incinerators that Can Damage Brain and Nervous System

Video: Gulf Devastation Cleanup

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Katie Couric speaks Adm.Thad Allen, the head of the U.S. Coast Guard, about the government's tackling of one of the greatest man-made ecological crises in U.S. history.

A Valdez Reporter on Gushing Gulf Oil

10 years ago from NY Times Science

An Alaskan environmental writer ponders Arctic lessons from the unfolding Gulf oil disaster.

Olive oil could guard against developing ulcerative colitis

10 years ago from Science Daily

Eating more olive oil could help prevent ulcerative colitis, according to a new study. The findings show that people with a diet rich in oleic acid, which is present in...

Jordan River could die by 2011: report

10 years ago from Physorg

The once mighty Jordan River, where Christians believe Jesus was baptised, is now little more than a polluted stream that could die next year unless the decay is halted, environmentalists...

On our Radar: Outcry in the Gulf

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Local officials lament the gulf's plight and try to coordinate a legal response.

Canadian bear a grizzly-polar cross breed

10 years ago from UPI

ULUKHAKTOK, Northwest Territories, May 2 (UPI) -- Genetic testing shows an unusual bear, shot in Canada's High Arctic region recently, was a cross between a grizzly and a polar...

EPA ramps up air quality monitoring for oil spill

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency says it's stepping up air quality monitoring on the Gulf Coast.

Giant iceberg disturbs ecology

10 years ago from Science Alert

Research suggests that a massive iceberg will affect water conditions – and by extension, sea life – as it moves away from the Antarctic.

Expedition finds sea canyon

10 years ago from Science Alert

Ocean researchers have discovered a previously unknown deep-sea canyon, stumbling upon it during a training voyage.

Governments, businesses to discuss cybersecurity threats

10 years ago from Physorg

Government officials and business leaders from around the world are meeting in Texas this week to discuss what all agree is an area of common and growing concern: cybersecurity.

Global glaciation snowballed into giant change in carbon cycle

10 years ago from Science Daily

New data from geologists suggest that an episode called "snowball Earth," which may have covered the continents and oceans in a thick sheet of ice, produced a dramatic change in...

Has Ahmadinejad Finally Crushed Dissent?

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Abbas Milani: Despite a Lull, Iranians Remain As Hungry for Democracy As Ever

Climate change affects subterranean ecosystems

10 years ago from Science Daily

Changes above the ground, such as a higher concentration of carbon dioxide and increased temperatures have major consequences for the contact zone between plant roots and the soil, according to...

Japan police hunt 'bee rustlers'

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Japanese bee-keepers are warned to be on their guard after a spate of thefts of hives.

Document: BP didn't plan for major oil spill

10 years ago from AP Health

MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER (AP) -- British Petroleum once downplayed the possibility of a catastrophic accident at an offshore rig that exploded, causing the worst...

BP’s containment problem is unprecedented

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

The company must stop a relentless gush of oil nearly a mile below the surface, in a situation that hasn’t been dealt with before. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico...

Plastic made from algae is crazy green

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Just imagine if all the plastic around us was made from algae. We'd have thoroughly green car parts, bottles, containers, keyboards. In several years, this could be real. ...

Texas Tech Ecotoxicologist Available to Discuss Oil Rig Spill on Gulf Coast Environment

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Ron Kendall can discuss the toxic effects of oil on birds, reptiles, shrimp, fish and other wildlife.

Deepwater Horizon Was Not Pushing the Envelope When It Caught Fire

10 years ago from Science NOW

The technological and ecological disaster unfolding on the Gulf Coast may end up being...

Oil spill approaches gulf coast, threatening economy and environment

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Oil spill from Deepwater Horizon explosion creeps inexorably towards LouisianaWhen Tom Reddoch was growing up in southern Louisiana, on a pencil-thin strip of land flanked on one side by the Mississippi and on...

Which Kentucky Derby Winner Is the Biggest Stud?

10 years ago from Live Science

Despite 135 years of racing, only one Kentucky Derby winner has ever sired more than one later Kentucky Derby Champion. But it is two other horses that have the most...

Coal Sans CO2: Appealing Pipe Dream

10 years ago from NY Times Science

The politics of "climate-clean coal" is sopping up money that might have more impact elsewhere.

Twister Mysteries Lure Scientists to Launch Massive Midwest Field Experiment

10 years ago from Science Blog

More than 1,200 tornadoes rip through the U.S. Midwest in an average year, killing about 100 people and costing millions of dollars in damage. Currently the longest warning time meteorologists...

Transportation governed by simple rules

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- All life on earth is threatened by chaos. In this sense, a cell is like a ship which could at any moment sink in a sea of chaos....

Deepwater Horizon: Conservationists warn of 'true catastrophe' for wildlife

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Oil drifting ashore along the Gulf of Mexico coastline will affect key breeding grounds for seabirds as well as fisheries, wildlife bodies say• In pictures: Wildlife affected by the oil spill• Interactive: species...

European innovation tackles power cuts

10 years ago from Physorg

Many European countries have just endured their coldest, most protracted winter in decades, and the importance of a secure and reliable energy supply has never been more evident. Additionally, bad...