The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) today released new video of a fluid simulation scenario showing oil from the BP disaster moving into the Atlantic Ocean as early as 80 days after it was spilled, or sometime in July.


Christopher Richard, Curator of Aquatic Biology, Oakland Museum of California, will be the featured speaker at this month’s Ask a Scientist. He’ll be describing San Francisco’s long-vanished watershed environment.

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Under a new study released by the Pacific Institute, rising sea-levels over the next century will “inevitably change the character” of the California coast. The study attempts to gauge the impacts of sea-level rise upon plants and animals, humans, and infrastructure, and finds that if no action is taken losses from flooding and erosion will approach $100bn.