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Coast Guard closes part of Mississippi River after oil spill

(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday it closed part of the Mississippi River after oil was spilled in a collision between two tow boats near Paducah, Kentucky.

Coast Guard: Tow Boat Collision On Mississippi Causes Oil Spill

7 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Officials say the collision between two tow boats near Paducah, Kentucky, occurred last night. One of them is discharging oil into the river.

Coast Guard closes part of Mississippi River after boats collide, spill oil

The U.S. Coast Guard says part of the Mississippi River has been closed as crews investigate and clean up an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats.

Fishing Vessel Sinks, Spills Oil in Alaska

 A 58-foot fishing vessel ran aground, sunk and spilled oil in Sitka, Alaska, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. No injuries have been reported, and there

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Worst Environmental Disaster in America

Oil spills are not uncommon. However, their scope varies greatly. Most are contained relatively quickly with minimal damage to the environment and personnel. Some, for whatever reason, cannot be fixed quickly, and that’s when the true danger of fossil fuel rears its head.

Rapid Oil Spill Response Vessel Launched

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) launched their newest oil spill response vessel in Burrard Inlet. The boat, named after former employee George Penman,

Radiation in the Ocean

Image: The spots monitored for Fukushima radiation by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The West Coast of the United States seems under siege by negative environmental news: earthquake predictions, oil spills, drought, critically...Show More Summary

Obama addresses criticisms of Arctic oil drilling ahead of Alaska trip

And also rename North America’s highest mountain. Drilling for oil in the Chukchi Sea – part of the Arctic Ocean – poses a threat to Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as an oil spill would affect the whole arctic circle. The president has pledged a U.S. reduce in greenhouse fuel emissions of as much

‘That Winter the Wolf Came,’ by Juliana Spahr

Poems take on the political, from oil spills to Occupy Oakland.

We Talked To a Michelin-Rated Seafood Chef About the Future of Fish

We are living through a time when we are constantly bombarded with news on how oil spills, radiation, mercury, worms, and overfishing are ravaging our oceans. Should we even eat fish? We ask a Michelin-rated chef to find out.

Paddle Out to Raise Awareness About Oil Spill Legislation

On August 22nd, the Surfrider Foundation in partnership with Patagonia and other local groups organized a 5-mile round trip “paddle out” to an oil platform off Santa Barbara to raise awareness about the dangers and shortsightedness of offshore drilling. Show More Summary

How to Make an Effective Company Apology

From massive data breaches to devastating oil spills, companies occasionally screw up. But saying you're sorry will only help the situation if you do it correctly.

Oil-Contaminated Soil Finds New Fertility

Oil spills are unfortunately a fact of life in our industrialized world. Until we find a renewable resource that can fulfill our energy demands, the transportation of oil and other petroleum products is a requisite and no method is entirely foolproof. Show More Summary

Look Out Below, China Version (part 37)

China’s markets fell another 8.5%, spilling over to the rest of the global bourses. U.S. looks to open up down 1.75% – 3%, Oil has bounced back over $42, and after its best month in years, Gold is off $7. Strap yourself in, this looks like a bumpy ride today.   click for updated futures...Read More

Iraq Documentary Filmmaker Turns His Lens on the US Prison Pipeline

The above is a work-in-progress for a documentary film about rehabilitative theater with incarcerated young men of color called The Odyssey Project. "I wanted to tell the story of the criminal justice system" Iraq, the BP oil spill,Show More Summary

Scientists turn oily soil into fertile ground

Scientists are cleaning soil contaminated by oil spills in a way that saves energy and reclaims the soil's fertility, using a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen.

How Our Government Could Alter the Coast We Know and Love

My career studying oil spill impacts came about by accident - an actual accident. I was establishing field experiments in a coastal lagoon when the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill occurred through a blowout at a nearby oil platform. My experiments ruined, I volunteered in oil response efforts and in reviewing shoreline impact studies. Show More Summary

Regulator investigates NuVista pipeline leak in northern Alberta

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Alberta Energy Regulator is investigating a leak on a NuVista Energy pipeline in northern Alberta which spilled 100 cubic meters, roughly 629 barrels, of oil and water emulsion, the regulator said on Wednesday.

Russia Works to Improve Oil Spill Monitoring in Arctic Tundra Region Known for Accidents

As the US grants Shell its final permit to drill off the coast of Alaska, Russia, too, continues to prepare for a future with Arctic drilling as it takes steps to improve environmental safety in the Timan-Pechora tundra after a series of oil spills in recent years. Arctic drilling is a risky business. Show More Summary


Power to Give August 12, 2015 (SolarCity Blog) “…[I]n 2010, in the aftermath of the massive Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico…[SolarCity started the GivePower Foundation to help and to] demonstrate the potential of energy...Show More Summary

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