Environmental consequences of the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, U.S. Gulf residents, animal advocacy groups, government environmental agencies, and journalists have speculated what the full effect of the oil gushing from the severed pipe would be...
Profitable oil and gas exploration and production ventures
By: Brandon Ashley
On January 10, 1901, Captain Anthony F. Lucas was hard at work drilling an oil well at Spindletop, in southern Beaumont, Texas. Oil was thought to exist beneath the surface, but previous attempts to locate and produce these reservoirs had been unsuccessful.At 1...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The alternative energy source with the most potential would be the source that requires as little energy and as little damage to habitat as possible in order to produce energy. Also, that source would have to be protected from catastrophic damage and have conditioning to...
Defining "la nina"
By: John Louie Ramos
La nina is an extreme weather phenomenon usually characterized by cooling of ocean temperature and surface waters in the Pacific eventually leading to heavier rainfalls and floods. La nina, which literally means "the girl" in Spanish, is sometimes referred as "anti el-nino." Basically, La...
What can be done to clean up the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?
By: Gary Wonning
Florida isn't Waiting With all the turmoil about wanting the federal government to step in and do something about the impending oil spill and it's effect on local beaches and the tourism industry, Florida has decided to do something unique and cutting edge.The state...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The reality television show, "Storm Chasers" followed two or three teams of individuals who had their unique motivations for putting equipment, life and limb at risk in chasing tornadoes throughout the North American tornado region. One team supported a filmmaker who specializes in IMAX format...
Yellowstone: A silent threat?
By: John Savage
Is the Yellowstone super volcano a silent ticking time bomb? Many believe it is. This mega volcano is said to erupt approximately every 600,00 years, so what is there to worry about? Plenty, it has already been about 640,000 years since its’ last...
Should Beavers be Reintroduced to Scotland
By: Unairab Mohmad
Beavers were hunted for various purposes in medieval era and later as well. The hunting reached a point where beavers were gone extinct in Scotland. But apparently they could be back after four centuries of hiatus. Scottish environmentalists have been making efforts to import a...
Why you should never drive in a flood
By: Annalou Mack
Many people are killed every year due to driving into a flooded roadway. Spring and early summer is when much of that flooding occurs. You should never drive into a flooded area. As little as two feet of flowing water can carry most vehicles off...
By: James Hills
The argument over whether the planet needs saving is a complex one. Various species may be lost as the climate fluctuates, but this has happened throughout the existence of the planet and is arguably something that doesn’t need to be altered. If species die...

 

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