Topics :: environmental disaster

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Seattle PrideFest Director Egan Orion Takes a Trip to Haiti, Builds Houses

By Shaun Knittel | Saturday Jan 5, 2013
Touched by the destruction of the Haiti earthquake, Seattle PrideFest organizer Egan Orion joined Habitat for Humanity to help build new homes for people devastated by disasters.

Scientists to see if oil spill hurt deep sea life

Friday Oct 29, 2010
A team of scientists are leaving on a research cruise to see if the BP oil spill hurt deep-sea coral and organisms that live around natural oil and gas seeps in the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf spill lacks societal punch of Santa Barbara

By Frederic J. Frommer | Thursday Jul 29, 2010
Four decades ago, an oil spill shaped environmental thinking: not so today. Last week, legislation imploded in the Senate to reduce greenhouse gases, and no national consensus has emerged to move America into clean energy.

Wind, waves from hurricane dock oil skimming boats

By Mary Foster and Tom Breen | Wednesday Jun 30, 2010
Dozens of small skiffs, huge shrimp boats and even a swamp tour boat were tied to docks, winds whipping their flags and waves rocking them even in the sheltered marina.

Green groups hope Gulf spill galvanizes movement

By Tamara Lush | Wednesday May 12, 2010
In the weeks after an oil rig exploded and killed 11 men in the Gulf of Mexico, worried environmental groups scoured the water for oil plumes, set up animal triage centers and stretched boom across shorelines.

Environmentalists to argue against Arctic drilling

By William McCall | Thursday May 6, 2010
Environmentalists who are challenging plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean say the Gulf of Mexico disaster shows why offshore exploration should be banned in Alaska.

Giant dome for Gulf oil leak is next best solution

By Allen G. Breed and Vicki Smith | Wednesday May 5, 2010
The best short-term solution to bottling up a disastrous oil spill threatening sealife and livelihoods along the Gulf Coast should be arriving on Wednesday in the form of a specially built giant concrete-and-steel box designed to siphon the oil away.

In Alaska, gulf spill brings back painful memories

By Dan Joling and Mark Thiessen | Monday May 3, 2010
Communities along the Gulf Coast wondering about what kind of legacy the monstrous oil slick will leave can look no further than the towns along the Alaska coastline that were ravaged by the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989.
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