If you, like many, believe oil shouldn’t just be spilled without consequence into the ocean, then you, like us, should be grateful for a very important U.S. 756 more words
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The local newspaper in Valdez, Alaska, first reports on the Exxon Valdez’s grounding and oil spill on March 24, 1989. (NOAA)
In an ironic twist of fate, the Exxon Shipping Company’s safety calendar featured the tanker Exxon Valdez in March 1989, the same month the ship ran aground. 957 more words
This is part of the National Ocean Service’s efforts to celebrate our role in the surveys that inform our lives and protect our coasts.
In March of 1989, oil spill responders in Valdez, Alaska, had a problem. 976 more words
Like human-caused climate change and garbage in the ocean, oil spills seem to be another environmental plague of modern times. Or are they?
The human relationship with oil may be older than you think. 939 more words
Imagine spilling a can of paint on your basement floor (note: I have done this more than once.). Luckily, you have some paper towels nearby, and maybe some rags or an old towel you can use to mop up the mess. 597 more words