oil spills

NOAA Investigates Surge In Dead Dolphins Along The Gulf Coast

NOAA Investigates Surge In Dead Dolphins Along The Gulf Coast

Since the beginning of February, over 260 bottlenose dolphin strandings have been documented along the northern Gulf Coast, prompting the declaration of an “unusual mortality event”. The reason for the strandings isn’t entirely clear, but indications point to excessive freshwater from rain — and even the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill,…

Sunken Tanker Spawns Four Giant Oil Spills In East China Sea

Sunken Tanker Spawns Four Giant Oil Spills In East China Sea

It’s been four days since the Sanchi Iranian oil tanker sank in the East China Sea, and officials are carefully monitoring the ensuing spill, which has now spread into four distinct slicks. The toxic spill now encompasses an area 40 square miles in size, threatening local marine wildlife and the…

Spills From Fracking Are Worse Than We Imagined

Spills From Fracking Are Worse Than We Imagined

An alarming new study has identified 6600 chemical spills related to hydraulic fracturing in just four US states over a 10 year period. The finding shows that fracking is far messier than previously assumed, and that stricter safety measures need to be established and enforced.