A study released Tuesday suggests that a new species of microbe is consuming the undersea plumes in the Gulf oil spill – perhaps more quickly than scientists anticipated.
US and Australian scientists measured the plume from the Gulf oil spill during a research cruise. The findings are published Thursday.
Scientists are using sophisticated tools to estimate the flow of oil responsible for the BP oil spill. Some techniques are commonly used to show scientific principles, but are not often applied to real-world problems.
New figures could mean 42 million gallons to more than 100 million gallons of oil have already fouled the Gulf's delicate ecosystem.
The latest revisions from four teams of scientists find that up to 1.76 million barrels from the BP oil spill had escaped into the Gulf of Mexico by June 3.
The spill was flowing at a daily rate that could possibly have been as high as 2.1 million gallons, twice the highest number the federal government had been saying.
The space shuttle Atlantis returned back to Cape Canaveral in Florida this morning after its final scheduled mission.
An increase in ocean salinity suggests an increase in the net evaporation of the water.
Scientists have found that the devastating Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake has placed stresses on the fault system beneath the island nation, which could lead to another major quake.
After this flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis there are only two space shuttle missions left before the orbiters are retired.