Debris from Japan"s tsunami last year washes up on the coast of Washington state

Debris from Japan's tsunami last year washes up on the coast of Washington state more than 4,000 miles away | UPDATED: 20:12 GMT, 22 December 2012 Hiking over primitive coastal trails, a team reached a dock that apparently floated from Japan after last year's tsunami and just washed ashore on a Washington beach, and an official said the group found Japanese writing inside the structure. The team of tsunami debris experts is trying to confirm that the dock is from Japan and drifted for more than a year before winding up on one of the most remote beaches on the U.S. West Coast.

How attempts to clear up the Deepwater Horizon spill may have made it WORSE

How attempts to clear up the Deepwater Horizon spill may have made it WORSE: Dispersant chemicals 'made oil penetrate Gulf Coast beaches more deeply'Toxic components of the crude oil spilled may have even penetrated as far as groundwater supplies, new study warns | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 30 November 2012 The dispersant chemicals BP used in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster may have made oil sink deeper and faster into the beaches of the U.S. Gulf Coast, scientists have claimed. A new paper warns toxic components of light crude may even have penetrated as far as groundwater supplies because of the chemicals.