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Mallard duck coated in oil, March 2013 (via Arkansas HAWK Center)

A Year After Mayflower Disaster, an Oil Spill at Every Turn

A year ago, residents of a quiet suburban neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas, watched in horror as heavy, toxic tar sands oil poured out of a burst pipeline, across their yards …

Duck coated in Exxon Pegasus tar sands oil in Mayflower, AR, April 2013 (Photo: Lauren Ray)

One Year After Mayflower, Time to Say ‘No’ to Dangerous Pipelines

On March 17, a damaged pipeline in southwest Ohio leaked 20,000 gallons of crude oil into a nature preserve. As if the oil itself hadn’t hurt enough small animals and …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Constance Parry.

Remembering Exxon Valdez

Twenty-five years ago, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez crashed into a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Eleven million gallons of oil contaminated over 11,000 square miles of ocean and …

The American White Pelican is huge – it has a nine-foot wingspan, measures over five feet in length, and weighs about 16.4 pounds. Image: mikebaird/Flickr

Oil Spill Threatens Wildlife in the Galveston Bay

Well, it looks like there has been yet another fossil fuel accident. Over the weekend, 168,000 gallons of toxic oil spilled into the Galveston Bay. A Kirby Inland Marine oil barge collided with a cargo …

Ringed seal.  Credit: Sven Roeder

On 24th Anniversary of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Arctic Wildlife…

Tar mat coats marsh in Bay Jimmy off Louisiana's Barataria Bay, March 2012 (NWF staff photo)

Two Years into BP Oil Spill, “Our Whole Life is…

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Climate Capsule: Clean Air Act Under Siege

Exxon Valdez cleanup (via Flickr's JimBrickett)

The Exxon Valdez Disaster, Now In Its 22nd Year

It was 22 years ago today that, with a captain who’d been drinking and an exhausted mate at the wheel, the Exxon Valdez hit a reef in Alaska’s Prince William …

“When This Is All You Know, How Do You Move On?”

The Washington Post today has a must-read story on a group of Louisianans who recently visited Cordova & other Alaska communities devastated by the Exxon Valdez disaster: The group from …

If Someone Asks If Gulf Oil Disaster Is Over, What Should You Tell Them?

The year of the Exxon Valdez oil disaster in Alaska in 1989, the stocks of herring, a critical fish to Alaska’s ecosystem & economy, stayed fairly steady. The next year? …

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