oceans

  • Sea serpent to produce wave energy

    You’ve heard of snakes that can eat rodents, but how about ones that gobble up ocean waves? Well according to New Scientist magazine, a new, giant rubber snake, aptly named “Anaconda,” has recently been designed that can harness the power of wave energy and turn it into renewable electricity. The 8-yard long test snake allows […]

  • Study shows coral reefs resistant to warming

    Could a warming of the ocean lead to the destruction of our world’s coral reefs? Well such is the assertion of global warming advocates, but according to the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide, such contentions regarding coral are pitted with many small holes. Among them is a recent study in India, where researchers […]

  • National Geographic’s sea level rise projections way off the mark

    I started watching a National Geographic programme on TV about how the climate had changed over the past centuries. I have always had great respect for National Geographic because its material has always been well researched and presented. The programme showed how the sea level rose dramatically 125,000 years ago. Geological records showed underwater corals […]

  • Gulf disaster turns national catastrophe

    By Bill Balgord BP and the Obama administration couldn’t have made a bigger mess of the Gulf, whether the latest cap holds or not. For 50 days, the administration left clean-up to the London-based company, while a U.S. president remained detached. BP, many of whose executives contributed to Obama’s presidential campaign, received a federal safety […]

  • Shrimp farming has grown up

    In the 1980s, poor rice farmers in Asia and Latin America began digging out shrimp ponds to meet the soaring world demand for seafood. The environmental movement was, perhaps justifiably, aghast. The shrimp farmers had cut down lots of mangrove trees to make room for the ponds. Also, the effluent from the shrimp ponds was […]

  • BP and the unmitigated disaster

    By Alan Caruba The Gulf of Mexico could turn into a giant dead zone if some means cannot be found to staunch the flow of oil and toxic gases emerging from the damaged well beneath the Deepwater Horizon. Industry insiders who understand the engineering of wells are beginning to speak openly among themselves of an […]

  • Once a government pet, BP now a capitalist tool

    By Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner As BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig was sinking on April 22, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., was on the phone with allies in his push for climate legislation, telling them he would soon roll out the Senate climate bill with the support of the utility industry and three oil companies […]

  • Oil Spill puts BP in troubled water

      The giant oil spill off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico is a bitter reminder that providing Americans with reliable and affordable energy is serious business.  Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig that killed eleven workers and raised fears of widespread […]

  • FAQ: Gulf Oil Spill

    The April 20 explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon platform was a tragedy on many levels.  Not only were lives lost and people injured, but the impacts of the oil seepage continue to wreak havoc on marine animals, ecosystems and the livelihoods of area residents and local fisherman.  In the wake of this tragedy, CFACT recently […]

  • Oil Spill: How to check the status of a beach

      For more information on the condition or status of a beach, please visit:  Florida Alabama Mississippi Louisiana Texas To report oiled shoreline: Please contact the hotline at 866-448-581 To report oiled wildlife: To report oiled or injured wildlife, please call 866-557-1401. Please do not attempt to rescue or clean wildlife yourself.  

  • BP Oil Spill Resources

    As national and state governments, as well as BP, along the Gulf Coast assess the potential impacts of oil on the coastline, government agencies remain on high alert to protect our coastline, natural resources and abundant wildlife and fish.  Most states are installing protective barriers, called booms, along the shorelines and  workers and volunteers are […]

  • Lessons from the Gulf blowout

    Transocean’s semi-submersible drilling vessel Deepwater Horizon was finishing work on a wellbore that had found oil 18,000 feet beneath the seafloor, in mile-deep water fifty miles off the Louisiana coast. Supervisors in the control cabin overlooking the drilling operations area were directing routine procedures to cement, plug and seal the borehole, replace heavy drilling fluids […]

  • CFACT sponsors climate science conference: The debate is not over

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark – A large group of UN delegates and journalists attended the Copenhagen Climate Challenge Conference at a famous historical building in downtown Copenhagen.  CFACT Executive Director Craig Rucker chaired the conference, which brought together accomplished scientists and policy experts to present scientific evidence that suggests the debate over the human influence on the […]

  • Sinking the sea level hype

      Many people are concerned that man-made global warming is causing sea levels to rise and threatening coastal communities. But are these concerns justified?  Well not according to Dr. Patrick Michaels, author of the new book Climate of Extremes, who has this to say: “We have two ways of measuring sea levels.  We can do […]

  • Giant pythons slither into Everglades

      For years, many have been establishing new homes in Florida.  But one new resident recently caused quite a stir and has government officials seeking his deportment. That newcomer is not a person, strangely enough, but a new class of wild python snakes that are now infesting the Everglades National Park.  According to CNS News, […]

  • Wilderness bill chokes Utah energy development?

    As debate continues to heat up surrounding America’s need for more domestic energy, the state of Utah is once again thrust onto center stage.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, wilderness areas around the Grand-Escalante Staircase National Park contain roughly 65 million barrels of recoverable oil and another 1,500 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. […]

  • Nuclear power on the Moon?

    Siting a nuclear power plant in the United States has proven to be difficult.  But now, according to scientists, there might be another solution – namely, siting one on the moon.  Yes, believe it or not,  Japanese space officials recently unveiled an important discovery at the 40th Lunar and Planetary Conference that uranium does indeed […]

  • Small holes in alarms over coral reefs

    Could a warming of the ocean lead to the destruction of our world’s coral reefs?  Well such is the assertion of global warming advocates, but according to the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide, such contentions regarding coral are pitted with many small holes.  Among them is a recent study in India, where researchers […]