oil spills

Oil Spill

Indonesia Calls State of Emergency After Giant Oil Spill Catches Fire

An underground pipeline was identified on Wednesday as the source of the spill.
Ankita Rao
4.4.18
oil spills

Magnetic Nanoparticles Will Help Clean Oil Spills

In the future, this could also be used to remove lead from drinking water.
Lisa Cumming
6.11.17
bp oil spill

Mutated Fish Still Haunt Louisiana’s Fishermen After the BP Oil Spill

The devastating spill completely revolutionized oil spill research.
Rosemary Westwood
2.9.17
Canada

A Diesel Spill Is Putting the World's Largest Temperate Rainforest at Risk

A report from Bella Bella B.C., where the crash of the Nathan E. Stewart has contaminated the Heiltsuk First Nation’s waters and land.
Kyle Artelle
10.31.16
Design

This Swimsuit Is Made Out of Pollutant-Absorbing Supermaterial

So you can clean the sea as you swim.
Emiko Jozuka
10.15.15
earth

The Exxon Valdez Spill Is Still Making Fish Suffer 26 Years Later

“In terms of impacts to shore-spawning fish, the oil spill likely had a much bigger footprint than anyone realized."
Becky Ferreira
9.8.15
Features

​The Plan to Mop Up the World's Largest Oil Spill With Fungus

Can a team of radical biologists deploy mushrooms to absorb the Amazonian oil spills that have plagued the forest for decades?
Maddie Stone
3.5.15
Technology

The Magnetic Wand That Cleans Oil Spills

​Oil spills are an unavoidable part of our future on this planet, but we could at least clean them up better.
Jaimie Sanchez
12.12.14
Health

There's a Slow Motion Oil Spill Underway at Every Gas Station in the Nation

Every time a drop of gasoline dribbles to the ground when you fill up your tank, you're contributing to a slow-motion oil spill.
Brian Merchant
10.7.14
earth

Exxon Valdez Oil Is Still Polluting the Prince William Sound 25 Years Later

The found oil has barely degraded in a quarter century.
Jason Koebler
2.26.14
Motherboard Blog

The US and Canada Are Officially Preparing for the Inevitable Oil Spills in the Arctic

As global warming melts the Northwest Passage, it's only a matter of time before we start spilling oil all over it.
Brian Merchant
8.5.13
Motherboard Blog

Oil Companies Are Quietly Fracking the Seabed Off the California Coast

And they've been doing it behind the state's back.
Michael Byrne
8.3.13