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Warming Atlantic Waters Lure Mackerel North and East

Atlantic mackerel are moving north and east, dispersing more widely into warmer waters off the US and Canadian continental shelves, according to new research from NOAA fisheries scientists. The findings are of significance to commercial and recreational fishermen, and indicate broader changes within the regional marine food web are likely underway.

Gulf Oil Spill and the Changing Energy Equation

The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has critical implications for the energy industry. In response to the spill, the federal government and Congress are rewriting the rule book on offshore oil and gas production. These new rules will change the way the US produces, transports and consumes energy. The Obama administration issued a six-month moratorium…

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