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"The study, "Ecosystem effects of shell aggregations and cycl…

"The study, "Ecosystem effects of shell aggregations and cycling in coastal waters: An example of Chesapeake Bay oyster reefs," appears in Ecology, the flagship journal of the Ecological Society of America. It is co-authored by George Waldbusser of Oregon State University and Eric Powell of the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory at Rutgers University.<br>Concerns about increasing acidity in Chesapeake Bay and the global ocean stem from human inputs of carbon dioxide to seawater—either through the …

Historic study to find out what the Mississippi River really carries to help coastal restoration

NASA<p>This image from spring 2001 shows the plume of sediment pouring from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico. More sediment would make it …

GULF SPILL: Enviro groups protest plans to spend BP funds

GULF SPILL: Enviro groups protest plans to spend BP funds<br>Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013<p>Plans to fund the construction of a convention center in Alabama with money given by BP PLC to restore the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the company's 2010 oil spill have riled environmentalists.<p>The project is part of a larger proposal worth $594 million announced by BP and the five coastal states directly affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The money will be drawn from the $1 …

Exploration of how much geography is needed in metro maps

Terrence Fradet of Fathom Information Design ponders whether metro maps suffer or benefit by leaving out geography. Geographic accuracy is good, but …

How the US oil, gas boom could shake up global order

Without fanfare, China passed the United States in December to become the world's leading importer of oil – the first time in nearly 40 years that the U.S. didn’t own that dubious distinction. That same month, North Dakota, Ohio and Pennsylvania together produced 1.5 million barrels of oil a day -- …

How US Shale Blew Up The Global Energy Market

"Currently, there aren't any projects that we know of where shale gas production would be profitable," Miller said. He added that "absolutely all the boreholes" in the U.S. are empty.<p>In the same article, published by Russia's state-sponsored outlet <i>Russia Today,</i> Vagit Alekperov, president of Lukoil, …

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Corexit, Oil Dispersant Used By BP, Is Destroying Gulf Marine Life, Scientists Say

<i>From TakePart's David Kirby:</i><p>Three years ago, when BP’s Deepwater Horizon began leaking some 210 million gallons of Louisiana Crude into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. government allowed the company to apply chemical “dispersants” to the blossoming oil slick to prevent toxic gunk from reaching the …

Oil sands country: Remote region at the heart of the Keystone controversy

While the possible construction of the Keystone XL pipeline has made for contentious disagreements from the halls of Congress to ranches in Nebraska, the real environmental debate begins in a place most Americans have never heard of.<p>Nearly 700 miles north of the U.S.-Canada border sits Fort …