While Cape Wind in Mass. may claim to be the most famous offshore wind farm project in the US, Block Island (in RI) might before long hold a more meaningful title - the first offshore wind farm in the US.
After the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago, there's been an increasing amount of attention devoted to cleaning up oil spills.
Tar balls washed up on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month by Tropical Storm Lee show that oil from last year's Deepwater Horizon spill isn't degrading as quickly as expected.
New tests of methane levels in the Gulf of Mexico have surprised scientists by revealing near-normal amounts. The team had expected levels to remain high for years.