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  • BP more than doubles estimate of oil spill in Lake Michigan

    BP more than doubles estimate of oil spill in Lake Michigan
    BP, the petroleum giant, has more than doubled its estimate of how much crude oil it spilled this week into Lake Michigan, a source of drinking water for some 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs.
  • Environmentalists wary about harm to birds from Texas oil spill

    Environmentalists wary about harm to birds from Texas oil spill
    Less than a week after an oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel, environmentalists say there has been limited damage to nearby bird sanctuaries, but it is to soon to know whether there will be long-term problems to wildlife.  More than 200 birds have...

    Houston Ship Channel partially reopens to traffic

    Houston Ship Channel partially reopens to traffic
    One of the nation's busiest seaports partially reopened to ship traffic on Tuesday after it had been closed because of a weekend oil spill in the waters near Houston, Coast Guard announced. Traffic resumed flowing through the Houston Ship Channel...

    25 years later, have we learned anything from the Exxon Valdez?

    25 years later, have we learned anything from the Exxon Valdez?
    Some lessons take a long time to sink in. The Exxon Valdez disaster, which occurred 25 years ago this week when the oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, was both the product of previous lessons unlearned and the source of new lessons...

    Texas oil spill harms wildlife; officials work to reopen ship channel

    Texas oil spill harms wildlife; officials work to reopen ship channel
    Authorities in Texas were hoping to partially reopen the busy Houston Ship Channel on Monday, officials said, after a significant oil spill over the weekend that is harming wildlife and the local economy. [Updated, 5:35 p.m. March 24: The shipping...