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Dead Baby Dolphins and The Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Researchers report that dead baby dolphins emerged along the shores of the Gulf, potentially an important finding in light of the spill.

by |February 23, 2011

Energy, Agriculture, and the Environment: Dead Zones and the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Catastrophic, tragic, disastrous: these are all words that have been used to describe the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  It is impossible to deny that these words apply – thick, goopy crude has already coated the beaches and estuaries of the Gulf, contaminating more than 120 miles of coastline.  The spill is… read more

by |June 22, 2010