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May 2015 Issue

25 Years Ago 1990. On the first anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Council of Great Lakes Governors joined with the Great Lakes Commission in calling for enactment of comprehensive federal oil spill legislation, which would protect the Great Lakes from such a tragedy. ... Evidence from a study of 6,000 middle-aged men suggested that dietary intake of long-chain Omega 3 fatty acids, found primarily in fish, reduces the risk of death from coronary heart disease. ... The Naval Research Laboratory’s Underwater Sound Reference Detachment developed the first wave-generating array capable of producing nonacoustic wavenumbers, which make up the majority of the spectrum of flow noise.

15 Years Ago 2000. The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health bill. The bill was designed to protect public health by adopting coastal recreational water quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. ... Developed within the framework of the European Antares project, a line for the detection of elementary particles linked to the coast by a 23-mile-long electro-optic cable was deployed off Marseilles on France’s Mediterranean coast. ... The U.S. secretary of commerce submitted legislation to Congress to establish the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

10 Years Ago 2005. The American Association of Port Authorities selected U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta as its port person of the year. ... The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation that included more than $17 million to improve the nation’s tsunami warning system, including both detecting and warning capabilities. ... Energy companies showed interest in exploring for oil and gas in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea by bidding on the 127 blocks that were offered by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service at Oil and Gas Lease Sale 195 in Anchorage, Alaska.


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