While global warming didn’t cause Hurricane Harvey, it certainly played a role in how extreme the storm was in terms of high winds and heavy rain…
Gulf of Mexico
Is off-shore oil drilling actually safer now than ever? Lessons from Deepwater Horizon Disaster Inform Newer Regulations
Dear EarthTalk: Is off-shore drilling any safer for the environment today given lessons learned from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico? —Leslie Jackson, Bern, NC The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in 2010 resulted in 11 lost lives and hundreds of […]
The Obama-championed idea of “marine spatial planning” sounds good in theory—but simply mapping ocean activities won’t save struggling ocean species.