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Oil surrounds the feet of local resident Morgan Miller as he patrols the beach for oiled wildlife on Tuesday, north of Goleta, California. About 21,000 gallons spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach, spreading over about f

The Santa Barbara oil spill that changed history

May 21, 2015
The 1969 incident led to the creation of some environmental groups.
Posted In: Santa Barbara, oil spill, Earth Day
Another oil train derails prompting further discussion on regulation.

Another oil train derails, as new rules approach

Mar 6, 2015
An uptick in accidents suggests tougher rules for oil tankers will prevail.
Posted In: crude oil, trains, oil spill

25 years after the Exxon Valdez crisis, we've learned...?

Mar 24, 2014
It was a dramatic disaster to call attention to environmental risks, and 25 years later it stands out as an stark reminder of continuing environmental risks.
Posted In: Exxon, oil spill

The smell of prosperity or illness?

Jun 29, 2012
The residents of Roxana, Ill. debate if the oil refineries in and around their town represent jobs and money, cancer or something else.
Posted In: Oil, refineries, oil spill, cancer, Roxana, Illinois

Brazil spill prompts new deep-water drilling lawsuit

Mar 20, 2012
An oil spill off the coast of Brazil last November is the subject of a lawsuit this week. Brazil is suing Chevron and Transocean over the spill.
Posted In: oil spill, lawsuit

Oil-eating swarm of robots

Aug 27, 2010
It's an MIT project called Seaswarm. Little robots drag around nano-fabric that can asborb 20 times their weight in oil.  These robots dragging...
Posted In: oil spill, robots

MID-DAY UPDATE: Retail sales rose in July...

Aug 13, 2010
... Great news if you like higher gas prices. Consumer prices rose, too. Did we mention higher gas prices? Severe school cutbacks will take not...
Posted In: BP, consumer prices, deflation, flight attendant, gas prices, Germany, inflation, iPad, JetBlue, Marketplace Minute, mid-day update, oil spill, oil spill T-shirts, retail sales, Rupert Murdoch, school cutbacks, Stephen Slater

BP says static kill is working...

Aug 4, 2010
... The government says three-quarters of the oil has already broken up! Louisiana shrimpers getting set to return to work. Not everyone's thri...
Posted In: Barnes & Noble, BP, e-readers, Intel, mid-day update, oil spill, Pakistan, plastic bags, static kill

How healthy and clean was seafood from the Gulf of Mexico before the oil spill?

Aug 3, 2010
According to a lot of people I've talked to for stories about the oil spill, demand for Gulf seafood is off. It seems like a lot of people are a...
Posted In: BP, contaminants, fishing, NOAA, oil spill, polution, seafood, season, shrimp, testing, water

Oil Spill Index: How long until the BP well is permanently sealed?

Aug 2, 2010
Easy Answer: It could be days instead of weeks; a BP spokesman says it's hard to know. The New York Times is guessing it could be done by the end...
Posted In: BP, oil spill, permanant, sealed, well

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