Environment

The sheer expanse of the deep sea and the technological challenges of working in an extreme environment make these depths difficult to access and study. Scientists know more about the surface of the moon than the deep seafloor. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is leveraging advancements in robotic technologies to address this disparity.
The debate over whether to again allow briny waste water pumped from conventional oil and gas wells to be spread on Pennsylvania’s dirt roads has become as salty and charged as the material itself.
The US president announced a step toward prohibiting oil and gas development outside the boundaries of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

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