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Prince William Sound

Recent Mining Disasters Underscore Significant Challenges Posed by Huge Open Pit Mining Projects

Frances Causey | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Frances Causey

The Mount Polley mining disaster on Aug. 4 in Canada's Cariboo Regional District is being called possibly the worst environmental disaster in British Columbia history.

25 Years After Exxon Valdez: If We Ignore the Past, We Risk Repeating It in the Arctic

Cindy Shogan | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Whether it's human error, mechanical malfunction or a simple act of Mother Nature, the fact is that it's not a question of if another spill is going to happen. It's a question of when.

Exxon: 25 Years of Tears in Alaska

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Shannyn Moore

Time has a strange affect on events in our lives. I feel I'm looking through a glass of water when I look back 25 years to this day, March 24, 1989.

Kate Sheppard

25 Years After Exxon Valdez Spill, Environmental Advocates Say Oil Laws Outdated

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Prince William Sound has not fully recovered. Oil from the 10.8-million-gallon...

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Still Leaves a Painful Legacy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Why are we still so far from a sustainable economy, even after the powerful lessons of the Exxon Valdez, the BP oil disaster in 2010 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012?

It Took Nearly 25 Years For This Species To Recover From An Oil Spill

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2014 | Green

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb 28 (Reuters) - Nearly 25 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill off the southern coast of Alaska, sea otters in the most affecte...

Oil and Herring Don't Mix

Carl Safina | Posted 03.18.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, it unleashed a regional catastrophe whose effects continue to play out these two decades later. One such apparent effect was the subsequent collapse of the region's herring.

Exxon Scores Key Victory In Oil Spill Case

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Exxon Mobil Corp. has won a round in a dispute with environmentalists who want more money to clean up oil left on the shorel...

Putting BP's Oil Spill Into Context

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.thegreengrok.com. How unusual is it for 4.9 million barrels of oil to be spilled into the ocean? The newspapers tell us that the ...

American Wind Turbines Sound Like Freedom

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The sound that American wind turbines produce as their giant, breeze-propelled blades whip around is a distinctive: Neh-neh-neh-neh-neh-neh. The anti...

Alaska Eagle Survives 'Death Spiral' Plunge After Mating Dance

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An acrobatic display of passion proved too much for a pair of eagles engaged in a mating dance over Alaska's Prince William ...

Law and Disorder: A Killer for Whales

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

The Gulf disaster is stirring memories of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. 21 years later, Prince William Sound may resemble a "paradise," but the legacy for killer whales has been anything but idyllic.

Singing Praises of Unsung Heroes: The Big One That Didn't Happen

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Riki Ott

The Kodiak, an Exxon tanker, lost power as it was leaving Prince William Sound. The reason it didn't end like the Exxon Valdez disaster 20 years ago is strong citizens' oversight.

An Industry Drunken with Profits

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Exxon has long ago turned the page on Valdez spill twenty years ago. However, for the Alaska residents, especially the fishermen, the nightmare continues.

19 Years And Waiting: Exxon Valdez Payments Delayed Again

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Prince William Sound commercial fishermen have waited 19 years for punitive damages against Exxon Mobil Corp. in the nation'...