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Detecting oil spills sandwiched in Arctic ice

Decreasing ice cover is currently spurring increased activity in hydrocarbon extraction and shipping in the Arctic. Motivated by the threat of future oil spills in this environmentally sensitive area, Woods Hole Oceanographic ...

dateMay 13, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Exxon Valdez Runs Aground in 1989

Early on March 24, 1989, Dean Fosdick, the Alaska bureau chief of The Associated Press, was awakened around 5:30 a.m. by a phone call. The caller had a tip that a tanker had run aground outside Valdez.

dateMar 24, 2014 in Environment
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US: Sea otters are recovered following 1989 spill

(AP)—A U.S. federal study of Prince William Sound sea otters affected by crude oil spilled from the Exxon Valdez has concluded that the marine mammals have returned to pre-spill numbers a quarter century after the disaster.

dateMar 02, 2014 in Environment
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