Roman Seleznev, Russian, hacker
Russian Hacker Sentenced: Roman Seleznev was arrested by US Officials in South Asian island country of Maldives in 2014 and charged with committing a massive cyberattack, costing victims at least $169 million. The Russian citizen was sentenced Friday to 27 years in federal prison. Photo credit: US Justice Department

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BP Oil Spill: $17.2 Billion in Damage to Natural Resources (Milicent)

Six-year study puts a dollar amount on the value of the Gulf of Mexico’s natural resources damaged by the 134 million gallon 2010 spill by BP Deepwater Horizon.

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