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Environmental Pollution

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  • Sarah Palin: 'Drill here, drill now'

     
    by Mark Silva The Alaskan who made "Drill, Baby, Drill'' a standard term in the modern American political lexicon says the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, potentially the worst ever off-shore from American coastlines, is no cause......
  • 2011 ozone hole was ninth-largest on record

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:It’s spring in the Antarctic, and time to measure the ozone hole. This gap in the natural layer of stratospheric ozone that protects the surface from harmful ultraviolet radiation forms each spring. It’s a...
  • Will the Gulf Oil Spill Lead to Higher Gas Prices?

     
    The catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may soon prove to be one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history, but from a practical, cold-blooded perspective, it???s worth asking if it will affect gas prices in......
  • Obama's econo-forecast: Sunnier skies

     
    by Michael Muskal Facing environmental problems in the Gulf of Mexico, a still-fragile economic recovery and another attempted terrorist attack on New York City, President Barack Obama today closed a speech to the Business Council with a burst of...
  • Gulf oil spill fallout: Time for Plan B

     
    This week's seafood special from the Gulf: Blackened shrimp. I know, there's nothing humorous about an environmental disaster the magnitude of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying. Everyone's on edge now,......
  • Ron Klein warns of oil spill 'devastation to our homes and businesses'

     
    U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, has e-mailed a letter to his constituents with his views and concerns about the Gulf oil spill. I share your concern about the possible economic and environmental threat posed by the BP oil spill......
  • With New Mandates Being Questioned, Ethanol Lobby Points to Gulf Oil Disaster

     
    With the ethanol blend in gasoline about to rise from 10% to 15% under federal mandate and the corn ethanol lobby touting the Gulf oil disaster as a reason to incorporate the fuel source even more, the controversy surrounding the......
  • Post-BP spill: Drill... maybe? Drill?

     
    By Jim Tankersley From the moment oil began gushing from the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which exploded in the Gulf of Mexico late last month, it was clear that America's ever-evolving energy debate was in for another......
  • Forecast hopeful for Leonid meteor shower tonight

     
    With the moon entering its 'new' phase tonight, the skies should be ideally dark for viewing Tuesday morning's peak of the annual Leonid meteor shower. And the weather forecast, while not ideal, calls for partly to mostly clear skies. With cooler......
  • Analog response for Drilling 2.0

     
    By Jim Tankersley The federal agency charged with regulating oil and gas drilling offshore has failed to keep up, my colleague Julie Cart and I wrote in Tribune Newspapers this weekend, as offshore exploration raced into a bold new world......
  • What a mess ... Nature's ash, BP's oil from space

     
    Between the leaking BP oil well and the ash-spewing Eyjafjalljokull volcano in Iceland, there is plenty of crud in the air and water to catch the eye of high-flying satellites.NASA today released new images of both events. The shot of......