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An Unsettling Experiment: Dispersants in the Gulf

An Unsettling Experiment: Dispersants in the Gulf

On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, kicking off a long summer of videos of crude gushing into the sea. Two years later, the offshore oil business is booming, and conventional wisdom has it that the Gulf has fully recovered from the disaster. Not so fast, says Sandy Aylesworth, in an in-depth investigative report.
by × April 22, 2012 × 15 comments

Activism, Ecosystems, Oceans

Seemingly harmless shipwrecks may be leaching oil and other hazardous materials into marine environments. Photo: Ben Goldfarb

OP-ED: European Union Must Strengthen Laws for Shipwreck Cleanup

Adele Faure and Anthony Moffa are J.D. candidates at Yale Law School, and Sandy Aylesworth and Ben Goldfarb are Master’s candidates at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. As part of Yale’s Environmental Protection Clinic, the students are

Ecosystems, Oceans

Sage Briefs: Wrong Place, Wrong Clime–Will Marine Sanctuaries Falter as Temperatures Rise?

Sage Briefs: Wrong Place, Wrong Clime–Will Marine Sanctuaries Falter as Temperatures Rise?

he golden promise of marine protected areas – ocean swaths set aside for the management of natural and cultural marine resources – may prove empty by mid-century. As global climate warms, so does ocean temperature, forcing species habitats pole-ward. Marine …

by × March 1, 2012 × 1 comment