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Crude Oil Spills Prompt New Questions About Safety

The derailments of two cargo trains earlier this week are spurring debate about whether crude oil shipments have a place on the rails…
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Yellowstone River Oil Spill Prompts State of Emergency

For the second time in four years, the state of Montana is facing the consequences of an oil spill in the Yellowstone River.…
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Oil Spill in Singapore Strait Puts Endangered Turtles at Risk

Environmental groups are waiting to see whether a 4,500-ton oil spill, which occurred last week when two ships collided in the Singapore Strait,…
Workers continue clean-up efforts as part of the Deepwater Horizon Response in Grand Isle, La., June 5, 2010

BP Op-Ed: Gulf Impacts Not So Bad!

BP is in hot water for publishing an "op/ed" from senior vice president of U.S. communications and external affairs, Geoff Morrell.
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Reports Predict Disaster If Enbridge Pipeline Ruptures in Great Lakes

A recent report by the University of Michigan illustrates the devastation that could occur if a 60-year-old pipeline carrying 23 million gallons of…
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Oil Spill Shuts Down Houston Ship Channel on Exxon Valdez Anniversary

The memories of one of the country's worst environmental accidents was marked with yet another spill, this time off the coast of Galveston…
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BP to Pay Record Fines for Deepwater Disaster

BP has reached an agreement with the federal government to accept criminal responsibility for the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and to pay…
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BP Cuts a Deal on the Deepwater Horizon Spill

Just days before BP was set to go to trial with a group of more than 100,000 plaintiffs, the company announced over the…
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Fixing BP’s Big Fix

BP is putting a lot of money behind a TV commercial that opens with “This was the Gulf’s best tourism season in years.”…

Massive Oil Spill Off Nigerian Coast May Not Be Contained

Royal Dutch Shell announced on December 21, 2011 that about 40,000 barrels of crude oil leaked into the Atlantic Ocean from the Bonga…

Russia Spills 5 Million Tons of Oil Every Year in the Arctic

Petroleum is probably one of the most precious commodities we have. It powers every aspect of human life, not just in terms of…
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Apple Skin Skies: The Fragile Reality of Global Warming Perception

Apple Skin Skies examines the idea that our atmosphere is thin relative to the size of the planet and the number of humans…
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Shell’s Response to Recent Oil Spill Lacks Transparency

You would think that after the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill last year, oil companies would have learned to deal with similar catastrophes better.…

Largest Study Begins on Impact of Oil Spill on Human Health

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has just kicked off what is believed to be the largest study ever conducted on the…

Unity of Effort: Crowdsourcing is the New American Way

On my way into work this morning, I was listening to an NPR interview with Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen. He was…