News tagged with coastal waters

WWII shipwrecks could threaten US coast

On the evening of Feb. 2, 1942, an unarmed tanker with 66,000 barrels of crude oil on board was steaming in the Atlantic, about 90 miles off Ocean City, Md. Without warning, it was struck by German torpedoes. The attack set ...

Jul 17, 2011 4.3 / 5 (8) 11

Stream water study detects thawing permafrost

Among the worrisome environmental effects of global warming is the thawing of Arctic permafrost -- soil that normally remains at or below the freezing point for at least a two-year period and often much longer. Monitoring ...

May 05, 2010 3.3 / 5 (7) 2 | with audio podcast

Oil companies frack in waters off California

Companies prospecting for oil off California's coast have used hydraulic fracturing on at least a dozen occasions to force open cracks beneath the seabed, and now regulators are investigating whether the practice should require ...

Aug 03, 2013 4.4 / 5 (7) 21