Study: Potential Enbridge oil leak could cost almost $2B

Scientists estimate a worst-case oil leak in a Michigan segment of a pipeline owned by Canadian company Enbridge would cost up to $ 2 billion, including cleanup and lost revenue. The study centered on …

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Turning water into oxygen in zero gravity could mean easier trips to Mars

A real breath of fresh air. Artist’s rendering of a Mars artificial gravity transfer vehicle. Space agencies and private companies already have advanced plans to send humans to Mars in the next few ye…

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Fracking or food: A water-heavy way to extract shale could threaten crop growth in parts of India

Beside its water demand, fracking produces enormous volumes of wastewater, which are either injected back into the ground or processed by wastewater treatment plants. “The key water related risks asso…

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Volcano climate SHOCK: Heat source under Antarctica could be melting giant ice caps –

Volcano climate SHOCK: Heat source under Antarctica could be melting giant ice caps
A team of international scientists has discovered a source of intense volcanic heat beneath Antarctica's fastest-melting ice sheet. Professor Karen Heywood from the University of East Anglia, who took part in a 2014 expedition to the icy continent
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The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is in trouble – but the ground beneath it may buy some timeSource
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Rising bedrock below West Antarctica could delay catastrophic ice sheet collapse – Science Magazine

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Rising bedrock below West Antarctica could delay catastrophic ice sheet collapse
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Although West Antarctica contributed just 6 millimeters of sea level rise in that time, scientists say ice-sheet collapse there could raise global sea levels by 3 meters in the coming centuries. The accelerating loss could be a sign that the
For once, scientists found good news about West AntarcticaWashington Post
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Coast Guard: Tanker sunk by U-boat off L.I could be leaking oil

Is the British oil tanker Coimbra – torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat off Long Island 76 years ago – still leaking? That’s the question the U.S. Coast Guard wants to answer when the ship is examined during a deep drive starting next week. Capt.

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Low-Oxygen Ocean Dead Zones Could Make Marine Life Extinct, Study Shows

In a new study, a group of researchers used an ancient mass extinction event as an analog to demonstrate how the current course of global climate change could prove devastating for marine life in the future. Some 182 to 174 million years ago, during the …

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All Of US Could Be Powered By Solar Alone?

Critics of solar power are often very wrong-headed about this clean, renewable source of electricity. One of the most misleading claims is that there simply can’t be enough of it to be meaningful. They seem to be unaware of various facts stating solar power in the US could easily supply electricity to 40% of the country or more, at least


Fire and ice: The untapped fossil fuel that could save or ruin our climate

In fact, some scientists think methane hydrate, which is plentiful in the Gulf of Mexico, was to blame for the blast … America where gas and oil are relatively cheap. Race for the new fracking But Flemings says that could change as the science improves.

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Russia Will Use Floating Nuclear Plant To Power Arctic Oil Exploration. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

floating nuclear power plantRussia intends to bring two nuclear power plants floating on a barge to the Arctic to power oil exploration efforts. What could possibly go wrong?