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July 25 2012


How to Rebuild the Mississippi Delta

Last year's diversion of the Mississippi through a spillway suggests that when ideally chosen, such diversions can restore valuable land to the disappearing delta.

April 06 2011


The Rich Are Different: They Can Buy More Sand

A new study suggests that increased coastal erosion will create two classes of beach towns: those that can afford to replenish their sand and those that cannot.
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March 21 2011


December 02 2010


How Much Untapped Oil Is There? The Answer Varies

The oil industry has protested a decision to reverse plans to allow drilling in the eastern gulf and along the Atlantic Seaboard, but it is uncertain how large the reserves actually are.

November 21 2010


Busy Microbial World Discovered in Deepest Ocean Crust Ever Explored

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101119162926.htm ScienceDaily (Nov. 19, 2010) — The first study to ever explore biological activity in the deepest layer of ocean crust has found bacteria with a remarkable range of capabilities, including eating hydrocarbons and natural gas, and “fixing” or storing carbon. The research, just published in the journal PLoS One, showed that a significant number [...]

November 01 2010


On Our Radar: Tropical Storm Threatens Haiti

Although downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane, forecasters say the storm may regain strength as it passes south of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, where more than one million earthquake survivors are living in sprawling tent camps.

June 03 2010


Before and After: Coral as Litmus Test

The only upside (?) to the gulf oil catastrophe is that it offers scientists a rare opportunity to study exactly how a massive release of oil and chemicals a mile underwater impacts deep-sea life.
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