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Reefer Fined $5.9 Million for Endangered Catch in Galapagos Recently Rendezvoused with Chinese Longliners

Today the government of Ecuador took a strong environmental stance with its sentence for the Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999, a Chinese refrigerated cargo ship (reefer) caught in the Galapagos with the remains of more than 6,000 sharks, including endangered hammerheads. Catching or transporting sharks within the Galapagos Reserve is illegal. The incident set off […]

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Impact Story: BP Spill — Using Science to Hold BP and Federal Regulators Accountable

Within a day of the April 20, 2010 explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon drill rig in the Gulf of Mexico, we began our high tech surveillance of the spill. Examining satellite images and aerial survey data, SkyTruth quickly became a leading source of independent, unbiased information on the size and scope of the disaster. It […]

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Hercules Drill Rig Engulfed in Flames – Now What?

UPDATED 7/24/2013 3:10pm EDT with new photo, info on drilling permit. At about 11pm Central time last night, the Hercules 265 jackup drill rig in the Gulf ignited.  It’s now engulfed in flames.  Options for controlling the gas blowout are now a lot more limited, since the rig can’t be occupied by well-control specialists.  Eventually […]

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Coal Exports: Are You Safe?

Think you’re safe from the effects of coal exports because you don’t live near a coal mine? How about railroad tracks? Chances are you either live near railroad tracks or travel next to or across railroad tracks to get from point A to point B in your daily travels.  According to this article from the […]