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API discloses industry standards

The nation's top oil and gas group has agreed to let the public see dozens of federal offshore drilling rules online for free--though they'll still have to pay to print them out.

By Juliet Eilperin | August 23, 2010; 6:27 PM ET | Comments (1)

Scientists: Indications of oil on gulf floor

A scientific expedition has found indications that there is oil in the sediments at the bottom of a deep underwater canyon, raising new questions about the lingering impact of BP's spill on the Gulf of Mexico.

By David A. Fahrenthold | August 17, 2010; 5:41 PM ET | Comments (1)

Algae blooms seen in the Chesapeake Bay

Cranberry-colored algae is appearing on the beaches of Newport News -- the result of algae blooms appearing in the lower Chesapeake Bay, The Daily Press reports. The blooms are fueled by hot summer weather and recent rains. The dark veins...

By Victoria Benning | August 16, 2010; 1:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

NOAA: This year warmest on record so far

So far, this has been the hottest year in recorded history. On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released new data showing that, from January to July, the average global temperature was 58.1 degrees. That was 1.22 degrees over...

By David A. Fahrenthold | August 13, 2010; 4:29 PM ET | Comments (40)

Report: Government tried to squelch reports of "plumes"

The St. Petersburg Times on Tuesday reported that federal officials had sent the message "shut up" to the Florida researchers who first reported "plumes" of underwater oil in the gulf. An academic leader quoted in the story downplayed the incident...

By David A. Fahrenthold | August 10, 2010; 3:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

EPA's boiler proposal sparks Hill backlash

More than 100 House Democrats and Republicans have sent a sharply-worded letter to Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa P. Jackson, suggesting a proposed rule to clean up industrial boilers nationwide could devastate the U.S. manufacturing sector.

By Juliet Eilperin | August 5, 2010; 2:55 PM ET | Comments (5)

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