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The Ocean Is Boiling’: The Complete Oral History of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill

On January 28th, 1969, crude oil and gas erupted from a platform off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Alarm over the disaster reverberated around the world, energizing the nascent environmental movement and leading to a slew of legislative changes.

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Kailua Beach sand project gets underway, triggers stream pollution fears

Longtime residents believe that the water quality in Kailua bay has degraded.

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Abandoned oil wellhead exposed after rains wash away sand at Summerlamd Beach; CA

News, Pollution
Feb
28

There are dozens of old wells at Summerland Beach which was once a bustling oil field, pumping out oil and gas from the Santa Barbara Channel. Wells were later abandoned, and leaks started springing up on the sand and in the water..

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Substance in crude oil harms fish hearts, could affect humans as well

Exposure to oil can cause severe cardiovascular effects in fish. Experiments provide direct evidence of how phenanthrene, an oil pollutant found in water, air and soil, causes irregular heartbeat and weaker contractions of heart cells.

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Oil: Keeping Atlantic Drilling Ban Meets Climate Goals

With much of the Atlantic and Arctic waters no longer up for grabs for offshore drilling, the U.S. is on the right track to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius by 2040.

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Exxon Mobil oil spill hits communities in southeast Nigeria

News, Pollution
Dec
21

An oil spill from Exxon Mobil Corp facilities in southeast Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom state has hit local communities, affecting farming, fishing and drinking water.

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing.

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The victory at Standing Rock could mark a turning point

The defeat of an energy company by indigenous activists shows what nonviolent unity can accomplish. There are lessons here as we enter a challenging new age.

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Authorities investigate source of 30km oil spill in Darwin harbor, Australia

News, Pollution
Aug
21

Environmentalists says the spill could be devastating for the harbour’s mangrove and marine ecosystems and those responsible needed to be found.

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