A three-week study of North Atlantic right whales next month off Cape Cod will provide researchers with more information about the whales' diving and foraging behavior, genetics, vocalizations and the composition of their population.
The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has prompted California's high-profile governor to back off plans for offshore drilling, while the environmental catastrophe has experts debating its effect on retail gas prices.
A fourth person died following Saturday's boating accidents on South Carolina's Lake Murray, making it one of the deadliest weekends in memory on the lake, officials say.
To the outside world, she looks like an ordinary fishing boat. But you won't find nets and winches on this vessel. Instead you'll be greeted by scented candles, silk robes and a shrine to the Hindu elephant god.
About a half-dozen boats were completely destroyed or heavily damaged Sunday as a predawn blaze leveled a building where vintage wooden boats were painstakingly restored at Jensen Shipyard on Washington's San Juan Island.
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