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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Pollution

    This NASA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico obtained on May 28, 2010 shows the extent of the oil released from the Deepwater Horizon spill. The oil can be seen as a sheen on the water surface. It is especially evident when the angle of the sun's light that is reflected off of the ocean surface is equal to the viewing angle of the satellite - called sunglint.

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  • US military chief in Beijing warns of North Korea 'miscalculation'

    US Joint Chiefs of Staff Dempsey is in China looking for help on North Korea. Though Beijing indicated it was 'working on' it, there are a number of reasons why China might be reluctant to push the North too hard.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Pollution

    This NASA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico obtained on May 28, 2010 shows the extent of the oil released from the Deepwater Horizon spill. The oil can be seen as a sheen on the water surface. It is especially evident when the angle of the sun's light that is reflected off of the ocean surface is equal to the viewing angle of the satellite - called sunglint.

  • In Pictures Frozen forms

    High winds and subzero air temperatures have caused waves to crash and freeze onto the Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse near Cleveland on Dec. 14.

  • China mudslides were predicted 13 years ago

    China mudslides were predicted 13 years ago

    Chinese scientists warned that deforestation in geologically sensitive areas could exacerbate China mudslides.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/27

    A four-day-old Zedonk, a rare cross between a zebra and a donkey, stands next to her mother at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Lumpkin County, Ga. on Monday. The director of the preserve says it is the first time in 40 years that a zedonk has been born there.

  • In Pictures Animal migrations around the world

    A migrating herd of wildebeest is seen in Masai Mara, Kenya.

  • In Pictures Destructive Oil Spills

    On April 26, weathered oil is seen near the coast of Louisiana from a leaking pipeline that resulted from an explosion on a Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. Crews are working with robot submarines to activate a shutoff device known as a blowout preventer to close off the flow of oil at the sunken rig's well head. Hundreds of miles of marshes, barrier islands, and white sand beaches are threatened by the approaching oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Too many 'straws' sucking water out of the Colorado River

    Discoveries Too many 'straws' sucking water out of the Colorado River

  • Greenpeace activists cleared of damaging UK power plant

    Bright Green Greenpeace activists cleared of damaging UK power plant

    The court ruled that, by shutting down the plant, the activists were preventing greater property damage from climate change.

  • Is water becoming ‘the new oil’?

    Is water becoming ‘the new oil’?

    Population, pollution, and climate put the squeeze on potable supplies – and private companies smell a profit. Others ask: Should water be a human right?