Tag: Gulf Coast (US)

Campaign Urges NASA to Rename the John C. Stennis Space Center

For 32 years, a NASA rocket testing center in southern Mississippi has carried the name of John C. Stennis, a former United States senator who was a champion of racial segregation for most of his time in Congress. Now, as the nation navigates a moment of reckoning over statues and other symbols of its racist […]

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Cristobal Threatens Gulf Coast From Louisiana to Florida

Tropical Storm Cristobal, which forced evacuations and killed many people in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico, is expected to make landfall Sunday evening in Louisiana, where officials have declared a state of emergency. Gov. John Bel Edwards declared the emergency on Thursday, warning residents they should prepare to evacuate their homes ahead of tropical storm-like […]

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A Decade After Deepwater Horizon

Ten years ago this week, a drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded 41 miles off the Louisiana coast, setting in motion the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. Eleven men lost their lives, more were injured. Defying weeks of frantic efforts by BP and the Obama administration to plug it, the damaged wellhead sitting […]

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Creatures in This Underwater Forest Could Save Your Life One Day

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. — It was 6 a.m. at the dock on a Tuesday in December, and the weather did not look promising. Fog hovered over the water, and the engine of the Research Vessel E.O. Wilson rumbled. Our ship disappeared into the mist, and by 7:30 the crew, a team of biologists, chemists and […]

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