An ice shelf previously thought to be resilient to climate change is being held in place by a relatively small plug of ice.
Is BP backpedaling on a settlement with oil spill victims, or are some Gulf Coast businesses exploiting BP to the tune of more than $500 million?
7. Food Fights
Climate change, agricultural runoff are factors in a resurgent plague
Fire, oil spill into James River highlight growing concern over rail transport of crude
Billions of barrels of oil lie in the Monterey Shale. The windfall from tapping into that deeply buried cache could be mind-blowing – so could the damage.|Barry Yeoman
‘Radical’ agency is killing coal industry, company contends
1. CHEMICAL WEAPONS WATCHDOG WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
The OPCW, the group overseeing the destruction of Syria’s arsenal, receives the coveted award.
2. WHY SOME NATIONAL PARKS MAY REOPEN
Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration says it would allow parks to reopen during the shutdown – as long as states use their own money.
3. AID FREEZE FUELS ANTI-US SENTIMENT IN EGYPT
Still, the nation’s military-backed government is unlikely to pull back from doing things the U.S. favors – such as holding parliamentary and presidential elections in 2014.
4. FARMER SAYS CRUDE WAS BUBBLING 6 INCHES HIGH
The North Dakota man who found a 20,600-barrel oil spill in his field smelled it for days before his tires and combines were coated in it.
5. SECOND US ASTRONAUT TO ORBIT EARTH DIES AT 88
Beyond exploring the heights of space, Scott Carpenter also adventured to the deepest depths of the ocean.
6. VAN GOGH WORKS ON DISPLAY IN DC
The exhibit featuring the artist’s various versions of some of his well-known paintings is a bright spot for museum visitors during the government shutdown.
7. WHO STARTED THE RECYCLING PHENOMENON
There is mounting evidence that our prehistoric ancestors learned to reuse everyday objects.
8. CLEVELAND KIDNAPPER’S DEATH MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUICIDE
Authorities say Ariel Castro may have died in his prison cell attempting to choke himself for a sexual thrill, and that guards falsified logs.
9. ABANDONED PRISON COMES TO LIFE AT HALLOWEEN
“Terror Behind the Walls” at the historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia bills itself as the nation’s largest haunted house outside an amusement park.
10. VERLANDER PITCHES TIGERS BACK TO AL CHAMPIONSHIP
Detroit will face Boston after blanking Oakland 3-0 in Game 5 of the division series.
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