oil spills

Daniel Beltrá

A Grim Photographic Tribute to the BP Oil Disaster

A look at one of humanity's worst oil calamities from one of its most renowned documentarians.

Blobs of Exxon-Valdez Oil Are Still Fresh on Alaska's Beaches

Pockets of oil lurking under boulders look as if they had just spilled 11 days ago.

Associated Press

The 1969 Oil Spill That Launched the Modern Environmental Movement

Scientists at NOAA have updated the environmental catastrophe for today's media-hungry, GIS-loving audience.

Elizabeth Miles

What's Worse Than an Oil Spill? A Molasses Spill

There is no way to clean it up.