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
July 27, 2015 While rising sea levels are the main driver for increasing flood risk to American cities, storm surges caused by weather patterns that favor high precipitation exacerbates 'compound flooding' ... read more
July 27, 2015 Climate change, environmental pollution or land use changes – there are numerous influences threatening biodiversity in forests around the globe. The resulting decrease in ... read more
July 24, 2015 As global population grew from about 500 million in 1560 to more than 7 billion, energy usage outpaced population growth. This in effect increased the world's carrying capacity and allowed population ... read more
July 24, 2015 EU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and ... read more
July 22, 2015 Two new advancements in electrochromic materials -- a highly selective cool mode and a warm mode -- not thought possible several years ago have been developed by engineers. ... 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