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July 30, 2019

Pristine Patagonia Oiled in Major Spill

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina At the southernmost tip of South America, ten thousand gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the sea off the coast of Chile’s Patagonia, in one of the most pristine areas of the world. The oil spill originated at a terminal on...

June 27, 2019

Taylor Energy’s 15-Year Oil Spill — No End Or Action in Sight

By Alexandra Patel As we have reported previously, in 2004, an oil production platform owned by Taylor Energy Company sank in a mudslide triggered by  Hurricane Ivan. This sparked an oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico...

May 12, 2019

Houston Ship Channel Closed After Oil Spill From Tanker Collision

SHIP CHANNEL COLLISION: look at the impact of a crash involving a barge, carrying a toxic gas product, and a tanker. #abc13 — Jessica Willey (@ImJessicaWilley) May 11, 2019 After two barges struck an oil tanker,...

March 12, 2019

Oil Spill Threatens World’s Largest Coral Atoll

by Yoel Fessahaye A nightmare is unraveling in the jewel-toned waters of the Solomon Islands. According to CNN and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, a ship carrying 700 metric tons of heavy oil ran aground in Solomon Islands’ Kangava Bay,...

February 21, 2019

Drill Baby Drill In the Everglades

The Florida Everglades may soon be the site of new oil and gas drilling operations.  A Miami real estate developer has, after a four-year legal battle, received a permit to drill an exploratory oil well in the Everglades, just west of populous Broward County suburbs. ...

February 13, 2019

New Study Recommends Billions for Gulf Restoration Projects

The National Audubon Society published a new report yesterday calling for the largest ecosystem restoration effort ever attempted — a $1.7-billion slate of distinct restoration projects spanning the states of Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, Louisana, and Florida. ...