But petroleum shipping remains an inherently risky business.
Every step of the drilling process can cause harm to the delicate ocean environment
Here's what you need to know about the situation in South Dakota.
And it aims to make our coastal cities and structures more resilient
Research suggests the use of chemical dispersants hinders oceanic microbes responsible for natural cleanup
Harness marine life to save marine life
A bat that may soon be added to the Endangered Species List could interrupt plans for a new oil pipeline...
Physicist Arden Warner's new process uses magnetism instead of toxic chemicals to mop up oil spills
Fish that were exposed to oil when they were young will be unlikely to survive to reproduce.
A new study discovered illness and birth defects among Gulf Coast fish nearly 16 months after the BP explosion.
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