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Why Do Sea Turtles Need Solar Panels?

Five things you may or may not know about sea turtles: They can live 80 years or longer. They’re important to ocean and beach ecology. They’re immune to (and happily feed on) deadly box jellyfish. All seven species worldwide are either endangered or critically endangered. And solar panels might be their salvation. People sometimes ask […]

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Gulf of Mexico: Oil Dispersants Cause Concern

New Orleans – BP inched closer to permanently sealing the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico as environmental officials defended themselves on Sunday against assertions they allowed the oil giant liberal use of chemical dispersants whose threat to sea life remains unknown. The Coast Guard routinely approved BP requests to use thousands of […]

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BP ‘Excited’ Over Kevin Costner’s Oil Cleanup Machine, Purchases 32

After actor Kevin Costner spent weeks calling attention to a high-tech oil cleanup device his company spent years developing, BP tested the machine and overnight released a statement saying that not only does the device work, officials are “excited” about its potential. “We were confident the technology would work but we needed to test it […]

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