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Watch Stephen Colbert joust with oceanographer Sylvia Earle tonight on Comedy Central (11:30 p.m. EST). In her 62 years studying sea life, the National Geographic Explorer in Residence has spent 6,500 hours exploring life underwater. She’s the only untethered diver ever to have dropped 1,250 feet to the ocean floor (though the bulky hardsuit looked…

Text by Joe Battle Wind turbines undoubtedly help tap a great renewable energy resource, but what about ocean turbines? In a recent CNN article ("Is the ocean Florida's untapped energy source?"), this idea could potentially solve Florida's energy issues. Florida Atlantic University is researching the benefits, cost, and effects of turbines placed in the Gulf…