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Unfree Speech on Campus

 

A new study shows too many colleges still behave like censors

Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky famously postulated that the test of a free society is the ability to express opinions in the town square without fear of reprisal. 402 more words

Think Tank

Sean Nevins: Justice Is Blind To Those Who Can’t Afford It

MintPress explores the two vastly different prosecutory worlds available to those with money, power and influence, and those without it, finding discrepancies between how the U.S.

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Corporate Empire

Study finds oil from Gulf spill still on Ala coast

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – A new study says oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is still trapped in Alabama’s beaches four years later.

The report was released recently by Auburn University researchers who’ve been studying the BP oil spill since shortly after it occurred. 89 more words

News

NFWF Announces $34.3 Million for Gulf Restoration Projects in Florida

November 18, 2014

Today, Governor Rick Scott and The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the funding of $34.3 million for nine Florida projects that address high priority conservation needs. 459 more words

Florida Department Of Environmental Protection

Joe Phillips ('09) makes an impact at the South Pole

I always wanted to travel and to experience nature outside of my native state of North Carolina.  So when I graduated from UNCA in 2009, my goal was to get a job outside of North Carolina, in some place new and preferably, with a lot of travel.  732 more words

Atmospheric Science

Effects of BP Oil Spill on Ocean Floor

BP Oil Spill Left Rhode Island-Sized ‘Bathtub Ring’ on Seafloor. Some details:

New research shows that the BP oil spill left an oily “bathtub ring” on the sea floor that’s about the size of Rhode Island.The study by UC Santa Barbara’s David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico around the damaged Deepwater Horizons oil rig.

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Study finds Deepwater Horizon oil 'fallout zone'

“Oily particles were raining down around these deep sea corals …’

Staff Report

FRISCO — More than four years after the disastrous failure of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig sent about 5 million barrels of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists said they’ve found a 1,250-square mile fallout zone, where some of the oil settled to the sea floor in a thin layer. 484 more words

Environment