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Mississippi River Closed Due to Collision, Spill

A unified command team continues its response Friday to an oil spill in the Mississippi River following a collision between two towboats at mile marker 937 in Paducah

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Drowned Syrian toddler buried with brother, mother in Kobane — Al Jazeera America (@ajam) September 4, 2015 Boat crash causes 120,000 gallons of oil to spill into the Mississippi River...Show More Summary

Mississippi River Oil Spill: Coast Guard Still Investigating Spill Of 120K Gallons Oil Near Kentucky

On Wednesday, a Mississippi River oil spill occurred after a tow boat accident. The collision was large enough that the U.S. Coast Guard had to close down a 17-mile stretch of the river reaching Paducah, Kentucky. Yahoo News reports that barge shipping traffic had backed up even more on Friday. Show More Summary

Mississippi River barge backup builds at oil spill site

(Reuters) - Barge shipping traffic on the Mississippi River backed up further on Friday after a tow boat accident and oil spill late on Wednesday prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to close a 17-mile stretch of the river near Paducah, Kentucky.

Boat Crash Causes 120,000 Gallons Of Oil To Spill Into The Mississippi River

The spill shut down a portion of the Mississippi River. The post Boat Crash Causes 120,000 Gallons Of Oil To Spill Into The Mississippi River appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Slurry Oil Spill on Mississippi River Be 250,000 Gallons

11 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The U.S. Coast Guard says that up to 250,000 gallons of clarified slurry oil could have spilled following a towboat collision on the Mississippi River near Paducah, Kentucky on Wednesday, downgrading earlier estimates of as much as 1.05 million gallons. Show More Summary

Wastewater Spills on the Rise

Between 2009 to 2014, more than 180 million gallons of wastewater has spilled in oil- and gas-producing states, according to an Associated Press analysis. In its analysis of data from the top oil producing states — Texas, North Dakota, California, Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Kansas, Utah and Montana — the AP found that boom […]

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

yesterdayNews : 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

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