Residents give 'Patti's Reef' a proper send-off as the retired barge, which was covered with local tributes, was sunk off the Pensacola coast to become an artificial reef and underwater art exhibit for scuba divers and snorkelers.
Reuters (Aug. 12, 2013) Scientists trying to ensure the long-term survival of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have a new tool at their disposal - a multi-million dollar reef simulator that will allow them to recreate reef ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 8, 2013) Faced with an alarming loss of coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists in Queensland are building a coral sperm bank to protect as many species as possible against extinction. A 2012 ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 7, 2014) With recent studies showing the world's oceans acidifying at an accelerating rate, scientists say coral reefs are at risk of dying out. But a student at London's Royal College of Art has come up with ... watch video
AP (Feb. 24, 2014) The Coast Guard reopened the Mississippi River on Monday, two days after an oil spill closed the river between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. About 31,500 gallons of light crude oil spilled into the ... watch video
Newsy (Mar. 23, 2014) A collision occurred on Saturday in the Houston Ship Channel causing thousands of gallons of oil to spill from a barge. The channel is now closed.
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AP (Mar. 24, 2014) Crews lined up miles of oil booms to keep oil away from the shoreline and bird habitats, two days after a collision in the Houston Ship Channel dumped as many as 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge ... watch video
Aug. 28, 2015 Beach sand contains all kinds of microorganisms, including those that can harm human health. Yet current guidelines are focused exclusively on monitoring the levels of microbes in the water. Now, an ... read more
Aug. 28, 2015 Researchers have shown that our understanding of how organic material is decomposed by fungi and bacteria is fundamentally wrong. This means that climate models that include ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 Collisions with wind turbines kill about 100 golden eagles a year in some locations, but a new study that maps both potential wind-power sites and nesting patterns of the birds reveals sweet spots, ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 WHRC scientists have counseled the State Department on policies that could control permafrost thaw, including reducing global carbon emissions from fossil fuel use and deforestation, and limiting ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 Researchers have evidence in support of a clearly defined depth limit for deep-sea fishing in Europe. The findings come just as the European Union considers controversial new ... read more
Dec. 3, 2014 You can hear the sound of former bustling coral reefs dying due to the impact of human activity, according to new research. Scientists have found that coral reefs impacted by human activity, such as ... read more
Oct. 30, 2013 Oysters begin their lives as tiny drifters, but when they mature they settle on reefs. New research shows that the sounds of the reef may attract the young oysters, helping them locate their ... read more
Aug. 20, 2013 New research shows divers were willing to pay to improve the reef's attributes and were able to differentiate and rank their preferences of biodiversity, numbers of fish and corals, coral ... read more