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Tag: Oil Spills

Our top picks: today's environmental news and best #greenreads.
Scientists serendipitously discovered a new technique for measuring the impact of offshore oil spills. Will we be smart enough to make their happy accident a permanent part of our disaster response?
Knitting sweaters for penguins is adorable, but wield those needles for people instead.
Stretching across eight states, the Ogallala aquifer is the lifeblood of agriculture on the Great Plains. But can it survive a future of drought, pollution, and pipelines?
Our top picks: the best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
Canada's blind rush to become a fossil fuel superpower menaces not only wild lands and native peoples but the very fabric of the country's democracy.
In July 2010, an underground oil pipeline ruptured in southwestern Michigan. By the time workers were able to stanch the flow, over a million gallons of tar sands crude had flowed from the pipeline and into the Kalamazoo... read more >
Shot into the dark: Across the U.S., industries have used about 680,000 underground waste and injection wells to send 30 trillion gallons toxics deep into the earth. The idea was that layers of rock would safely entomb the... read more >
A new report highlights the difficulties and dangers associated with transporting dirty tar sands oil via pipeline from Alberta to distant points in the U.S.