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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/10

    Ultraorthodox Jewish men harvest wheat ahead of the Jewish Shavuot holiday in a field outside the Israeli community of Mevo Horon on Monday. Shavuot commemorates Moses receiving the Ten Commandments and is also a harvest holiday. It begins next Tuesday at sundown.

  • Gulf oil spill's environmental impact: How long to recover?

    Gulf oil spill's environmental impact: How long to recover?

    What scientists know about how oil spills affect the environment is drawn from a range of past events, no two of which have been alike. Because the blowout occurred 5,000 feet below below the water surface, the Gulf oil spill is unchartered territory.

  • Gulf oil spill no closer to being contained as tar hits land

    Gulf oil spill no closer to being contained as tar hits land

    The large container meant to cap the leak that has caused a massive Gulf oil spill did not succeed this weekend. Meanwhile tar has begun washing ashore in Alabama.

  • In Pictures Louisiana oil spill

    This image from a video released by BP shows oil spewing from a yellowish, broken pipe 5,000 feet below the surface. The oil looks like steam rushing from a geyser. The video released May 12 gives a not-yet-seen glimpse of the leaking well a mile underwater. The stream occasionally can be seen becoming lighter as natural gas mixes into the gusher.

  • After Ike, to rebuild or not?

    After Ike, to rebuild or not?

    Coastal Texas now faces the classic question asked in the wake of other natural disasters.