Exxon Oil Spill Case May Get Closure

adamDisasters, Politics

Nearly two decades after the Exxon Valdez spilled almost 11 million gallons of crude oil into the Price William Sound in Alaska, and fourteen years after the original verdict, the case finally lands in Supreme Court this month.

Map Reveals US Disaster Hotspots


University of South Carolina researchers have developed a map of the United States highlighting areas most vulnerable to natural disasters.

Recovering From A Mass Extinction

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A new study released by University of Bristol researchers shows that the most devastating mass extinction event – which took place 250 million years ago after the Permian Era and wiped out nearly 90% of life on Earth – took about 30 million years to fully recover from.