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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

4/1/2014 // By Annie Mackin

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 and into their street, covering everything in black muck and […] Read more >

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

3/28/2014 // By Jim Murphy

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 wrecked enough habitat, crews had to build a new road […] Read more >

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Constance Parry.

Remembering Exxon Valdez

3/27/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

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 shoreline. In just the first few days, the death toll […] Read more >

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

3/25/2014 // By Mollie Simon

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 ship, shutting down The Houston Ship Channel, and spilling as […] Read more >

Ringed seal.  Credit: Sven Roeder

On 24th Anniversary of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Arctic Wildlife Still at Risk

3/26/2013 // By Bentley Johnson

Twenty-four years ago the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in Alaska, spilling tens of millions of gallons of crude oil into the spectacular Prince William Sound. In the following days, weeks, months and years, it became clear that the spill […] Read more >

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 Upside-Down”

4/24/2012 // By Miles Grant

It wasn’t until several years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill that the full ecological impacts on Alaska’s ecosystems revealed themselves, and two years into the Gulf oil disaster, troubling signs continue to emerge: Ryan Lambert has been a […] Read more >

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Climate Capsule: Clean Air Act Under Siege

3/29/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Clean Air Act Faces More Attacks Quote: Former EPA heads Bill Ruckelshaus and Christine Todd Whitman Economic Story of the Week: Treasury grants spur clean energy Editorial of the Week: No compromises on […] Read more >

Exxon Valdez cleanup (via Flickr's JimBrickett)

The Exxon Valdez Disaster, Now In Its 22nd Year

3/24/2011 // By Miles Grant

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 Sound. But it wouldn’t quite be accurate to say this […] Read more >

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

9/6/2010 // By Miles Grant

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 Louisiana – professors, politicians and community leaders – spent a […] Read more >

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

8/5/2010 // By Miles Grant

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? Still relatively stable. So a lot of people thought the […] Read more >

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