The White House’s new guidelines for offshore oil drilling in deep water were intended to make it tougher for oil companies to avoid detailed environmental reviews.
Sweeping changes could affect the United States' management of oceans, including offshore energy development.
The president’s ambitious plan would conserve two large swaths of the Pacific.
To cut costs and improve the study of the earth's environment, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the US Geological Survey should be merged into a single agency, urged a group of former officials
At issue: Can a judge enforce environmental rules at the expense of national defense training?
In 2008, expect developing nations to play a more active role in negotiations for the post-Kyoto Protocol period.