Science & Environment


BP to admit guilt for oil spill, pay over $4 billion

British oil company BP agreed on November 16 to pay $4.5 billion in penalties for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, pleading guilty to 14 criminal charges.


U.S. to pursue aggressive crackdown on wildlife trafficking

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a comprehensive, global strategy to combat illegal animal trafficking and poaching.