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An oil barge, Flickr photo by the Gulf Restoration Network

New Oil Spill Fouls Mississippi River

2/25/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

On Sunday, an oil barge travelling down the Mississippi River collided with a tugboat, spilling more than 31,000 gallons. Thankfully no one was hurt, but a 65-mile stretch of the river, and the entire port of New Orleans, had to […] Read more >

October 20, 1944: We Didn’t Start The Fire–Gas Did

10/20/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Today marks the 66th anniversary of a natural gas explosion that killed 131 people, decimating a chunk of Cleveland’s east side and leaving an indelible mark on the state of Ohio—just one in a long line of natural gas and fuel pipeline disasters that have plagued the Midwestern fuel transportation hub and the rest of the U.S. Read more >