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Shell Building Monster Sized Gas Rig

Shell is planning to build the world’s first floating natural gas platform. The platform is huge: it will be the biggest floating object ever built. It will take 5 years to construct, will be 1500 feet long, and will weigh 600,000 tons. Altogether, it’s about the size of 6 aircraft carriers. It will take 110(…)

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Shell Building Monster Sized Gas Rig

Shell is planning to build the world’s first floating natural gas platform. The platform is huge: it will be the biggest floating object ever built. It will take 5 years to construct, will be 1500 feet long, and will weigh 600,000 tons. Altogether, it’s about the size of 6 aircraft carriers. It will take 110(…)

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Scotland Whale Disaster in the Making?

100 pilot whales may be in danger of being stranded in a sea loch in the Western Isles. A pod of whales, many of which are bearing severe head injuries, possibly from previous attempts to stand themselves on the rocky shore, are circling the area in apparent confusion.   Experts worry that should any of(…)

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Can This Sea Be Saved?

Forming a northern arm of the Atlantic Ocean, the Baltic Sea is 1,000 miles long and 120 miles wide. The average depth is 180 feet, with the deepest part hitting 1,506 feet. The sea has about 5,000 miles of coastline. This lovely sea is surrounded by white beaches, stark cliffs, huge forests, and cities dating(…)

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