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Public outcry spurs Florida to drop Everglades fracking bill

Florida environmentalists have had a bit of good news after state lawmakers, bowing to public outcry, unexpectedly dropped a bill backed by the oil industry that would have promoted fracking in the ecologically sensitive Everglades.

Massive sinkhole opens up in Florida neighborhood

Spring Hill - Residents of a neighborhood in Spring Hill, a Tampa suburb about 50 miles north of Clearwater, Florida got the surprise of their lives late Saturday when a massive sinkhole began opening up at the intersection of Eldridge Road and Van Allen Way.

Op-Ed: Lake Huron is not the best place for a nuclear waste dump

What would you think if you found out a company was going to build a nuclear waste dump right next to one of the Great Lakes? It seems that this is what has been proposed, but a lot of people are questioning the feasibility of such a project.

Unusual bacteria to be used for extracting fuel

Highly resistant bacteria called Halomonas are to be used for hydrocarbon extraction. The selection of these organisms is based on their unusual properties.

The beauty of Egypt's Western Desert: A Photo Essay Special

Once you leave Cairo and head into the desert it becomes a barren wasteland, nothing to see but the parched earth covered in sand ranging in colour from a golden beige to a dark brown and black with no vegetation visible as far as the eye can see.

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Example of a karstic hole with fresh water - even in summer.
Example of a karstic hole with fresh water - even in summer.
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