Shell backs off Arctic 'for the foreseeable future'
September 28, 2015, 2:24 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The oil giant has spent billions on a quest to drill off Alaska, but now it's abruptly putting those plans on ice.
Kemp's ridley sea turtles are mysteriously vanishing
April 20, 2015, 4:24 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Five years after the 2010 BP oil spill, the endangered reptiles are one of several species still suffering from enigmatic declines.
Huge oil spill 'footprint' found on Gulf of Mexico floor
February 5, 2015, 2:30 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Five years later, scientists may have finally found up to 10 million gallons of missing oil from the 2010 BP spill.
4 reasons why Alaska's Bristol Bay is worth protecting
December 17, 2014, 2:54 p.m. by Russell McLendon
President Obama has blocked future oil and gas drilling in the bay, which provides 40 percent of U.S. wild-caught seafood.
'Big Men' oil documentary gets big boost from Brad Pitt
March 17, 2014, 11:23 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Actor's decision to support director Rachel Boynton's new film gains her unprecedented access into the inner-workings of the billion-dollar oil industry.
The world's 10 most polluted places
November 6, 2013, 1 p.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
The Blacksmith Institute's list features locations where the air or the water is fraught with nuclear, chemical, petroleum and industrial waste.
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Titan is covered in sticky, 'electric' sand
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