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International Trips You Can Do In A Weekend

Many international destinations close to home may prove to be a better option than South Beach or Miami. Among the best international trips that can be done in a weekend are the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Montreal and Vancouver.

01/21/2014

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Two-Headed Shark Identified By MSU Scientists

Scientists at Michigan State University have confirmed the discovery of the world’s first-ever, two-headed bull shark.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2013

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UM Forecasters Predict Smaller Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake Bay DeadZones

A dry spring in portions of the Midwest is expected to result in the second-smallest Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” on record in 2012, according to a University of Michigan forecast released Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/21/2012

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UM: Record Gulf Dead Zone Predicted Due To Mississippi Flooding

Extreme flooding of the Mississippi River this spring is expected to result in the largest Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” on record, according to a University of Michigan aquatic ecologist and his colleagues.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2011

Tests Warned Of Cement Troubles Before BP Blowout

Tests performed before the deadly blowout of BP’s oil well in the Gulf of Mexico should have raised doubts about the cement used to seal the well, but the company and its cementing contractor used […]

10/28/2010

Kevin Costner Pitches $895M Oil Spill Plan

Actor Kevin Costner testified before a congressional panel Wednesday pitching a multi-million dollar response plan he wants the federal government to adopt for massive oil spills in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in […]

09/22/2010

Oil-Eating Bacteria Discovered In Gulf

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill has revealed a previously unknown type of oil-eating bacteria, which is suddenly flourishing. Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil […]

08/25/2010

Govt. Says Gulf Seafood Safe, Now Consumers Decide

More Gulf waters are reopening to fishermen, and government officials say seafood cleared for sale has been thoroughly vetted. Whether consumers are buying those assurances — and the fish — remains to be seen.

08/24/2010

BP Might Drill Again In Spill Reservoir

BP PLC said Friday it might someday drill again into the same lucrative undersea pocket of oil that spilled millions of gallons of crude, wrecked livelihoods and fouled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico.

08/06/2010

BP’s “Static Kill” Plug Appears To Be Going Well

Engineers began pumping heavy drilling mud into the blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well Tuesday in what they think is their best chance yet to reach the ultimate goal in a delicate process – snuffing […]

08/03/2010

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