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5 things to know about Cousteau's undersea mission

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:24
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Fabien Cousteau comes from a famous family of filmmakers, advocates and ocean explorers, and now he's added to their legacy of sea stories a 31-day expedition at an underwater laboratory in the Florida Keys. Here are five things to know about Cousteau's "Mission 31," which ended Wednesday.

Fabien Cousteau ends mission at undersea lab

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:19
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Fabien Cousteau says his 31-day underwater living experiment in the Florida Keys was a monumental success that used tools of which his famous ocean explorer grandfather could only dream.

Officials clash over beach contamination warnings

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:09
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal plan to lower thresholds for warning the public about contaminated beach water is drawing protests from state officials in the Great Lakes region and along the ocean coasts who say the revisions could unnecessarily scare away swimmers.

Fracking study finds new gas wells leak more

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — In Pennsylvania's gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells.

NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:13
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy — this time on a different rocket.