Topic: U.S. Geological Survey
The Exxon Valdez disaster caused 11 million gallons of oil to leak into Prince William sound. BP's Gulf oil spill may have leaked 39 million gallons into the Gulf of Mexico.
05/27/2010 02:10 pm
Oil from the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska in 1989 may take centuries to disappear, says Exxon. How long will the Gulf oil spill linger?
05/13/2010 05:44 pm
After BP's repeated failed attempts to cap the well at the center of the Gulf oil spill, the Obama administration is gradually becoming more involved. This week, it has sent two cabinet members to the scene and devoted more of its science resources to the relief effort.
05/12/2010 08:47 pm
Scientists have noted the presence of hydrogen fluoride throughout the Milky Way
05/12/2010 02:59 pm
05/10/2010 09:52 am
Exploratory drilling is scheduled for July in the waters off Alaska's northern shore. Environmental groups, reeling from the Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill, are fighting to put those plans on hold.
05/06/2010 03:36 pm
Ash from Eyjafjallajokull, the Iceland volcano that erupted this week, has caused airlines to cancel thousands of flights. Scientists say the chemical makeup and shape of the ash cloud's dust particles will tell them more.
04/16/2010 07:53 pm
The official death toll from 6.9-magnitude earthquake in China rose above 1,100 Friday. Thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks joined Chinese soldiers to distribute food and clothes in the devastated town of Jiegu.
04/16/2010 02:24 pm
Ash cloud from Iceland's spewing volcano halted air traffic across a wide swath of Europe on Thursday.
04/15/2010 07:49 pm
Global News Blog Ash from Iceland volcano shuts all British airports and affects air travel across northern Europe
A spreading plume of ash from an erupting Iceland volcano shut all British airports and effected air travel across northern Europe. The precautions reflect protocols developed after volcanic ash almost caused two disastrous crashes in 1982.
04/15/2010 11:40 am