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Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico Linked to BP Oil Spill

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Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico Linked to BP Oil Spill

Source: AP/Cain Burdeau - May 22, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and more…

Thousands of Gallons of Oil Spilled on California Coast

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Thousands of Gallons of Oil Spilled on California Coast

Source: AP/Kenneth Song - May 21, 2015

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — More than 6,000 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of more…

Ruptured Pipeline Leaks 21,000 Gallons of Oil Near Santa Barbara

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Ruptured Pipeline Leaks 21,000 Gallons of Oil Near Santa Barbara

Source: LA Times/Matt Hamilton and Javier Panzar - May 20, 2015

A clean-up operation was beginning Wednesday after a ruptured pipeline near Santa Barbara leaked an estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil Tuesday.

Officials were still more…

It’s Time For An Oil Change

It’s Time For An Oil Change

Source: National Geographic/Annie Reisewitz and Sarah Martin - May 19, 2015

It’s been calculated that a tanker leaking a drop of oil every 10 seconds releases 60 gallons of petroleum oil into the world’s oceans every more…

Greenland’s Ice Sheets Move So Fast They Get Stretch Marks

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Greenland’s Ice Sheets Move So Fast They Get Stretch Marks

Source: Slate/Eric Holthaus - May 18, 2015

The evidence is overwhelming: Earth’s polar regions are losing ice at a stunning rate. There’s so much ice being lost from Antarctica, for example, that scientists can detect more…

Meet the Opah, the Ocean’s Warm Blooded Fish

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Meet the Opah, the Ocean’s Warm Blooded Fish

Source: LA Times/Deborah Netburn - May 15, 2015

Deep in the ocean, scientists have found the first known example of a fish with warm blood.

The large circular fish is called an opah, more…

BBC is Revealing the Secret Lives of Sharks

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BBC is Revealing the Secret Lives of Sharks

Source: BBC Earth/Zoe Gough - May 14, 2015

A huge gathering of sharks obliterates a shoal of anchovies by herding the tiny fish into a tight ball before snapping and striking from every more…

Global Sea Levels Rising Faster Than Predicted

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Global Sea Levels Rising Faster Than Predicted

Source: CBS News/Michael Casey - May 13, 2015

The world's seas are rising faster than previously thought, offering stark evidence that global warming is posing dire challenges to coastal communities around the world.

In more…

Ancient Carbon Dioxide Mystery May Reveal Future Climate

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Ancient Carbon Dioxide Mystery May Reveal Future Climate

Source: Phys.org/Pennsylvania State University - May 12, 2015

Around 55 million years ago, an abrupt global warming event triggered a highly corrosive deep-water current through the North Atlantic Ocean. The current's origin puzzled more…

Huge Manta Ray Accidentally Caught, Conservationists Angered

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Huge Manta Ray Accidentally Caught, Conservationists Angered

Source: Newsweek/Douglas Main - May 11, 2015

Last week a fisherman in northwestern Peru caught an enormous manta ray, and photos of the dead, bloody animal have angered conservationists around the world.
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