Long before the discovery of oil transformed the Gulf, pearls were the region's source of wealth, and pearl divers were a mainstay of the economy. Their way of life, however, was changed forever after Japanese researchers learned how to grow cultured pearls in 1930s.
RAS AL-KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Long before the discovery of oil transformed the Gulf, pearls were the region's source of wealth, and pearl divers were a mainstay of the economy. Their way of life, however, was changed forever after Japanese researchers learned how to grow cultured pearls in 1930s....
Texaco Inc. geologist Robert Ryan didn’t suspect he was helping change the energy future of the Gulf of Mexico when he gave the go-ahead for a well that would break the world record for deep-water drilling.
December 7, 1941 began as a perfect Sunday morning for the troops serving the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor. Under a early morning South Pacific sun, softball teams were lining up on the beach. Pitchers warmed up their arms, while batting rosters were finalized and the wives and kids came over from seaside church services.
By Otaviano Canuto:Imagine a low-income country in the developing world suddenly discovering a large endowment of natural resources within its borders. Perhaps a large oil reserve is found just offshore, or a deposit of valuable natural minerals is uncovered just below the earth's surface. Surely, such a discovery would be a blessing, as it would expand the country's total stock of capital.
BySteve Daly:The shallow waters in the Gulf of Thailand are in the process of being reevaluated after Coastal Energy's (CENJF.PK) discovery of the 150 million barrel Bua Ban North Field in 2011 in a region that had been previously regarded as being a natural gas play.
Adam Leith Gollner was supposed to be writing about labyrinths.
But when the Montreal-based writer and atheist was in London researching what he thought would be his next book on the meditative mazes, he had a vivid dream that changed the course of his research: A “magical fountain” of mercury-like water droplets appeared before him, spilling into a sea of diamonds at the base.
Building upon the extensive testing and protocols already in use by
federal, state and local officials for the fishing waters of the Gulf,
NOAA and FDA have developed and are using a chemical test to detect
dispersants used in the Deepwater Horizon-BP oil spill in fish,
oysters, crab and shrimp. Trace amounts of the chemicals used in
dispersants are common, and levels for safety have been previously set.