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Haiti Earthquake – Oil Spill

We’ve done some followup work on the oil spill seen on post-quake satellite imagery of western Port-au-Prince. Frankly, this is the least of their worries: the spill looks significant but based on the shape and distribution of the slicks we interpret this to be a short-lived episode, not an ongoing spill like the recent Timor […]


Human Error Redux

We closed out 2009 with another stunning reminder that human error still poses a major risk for oil spills and other environmentally significant accidents: a high-tech escort tug, the Pathfinder, hit the very same well-mapped reef in Prince William Sound that the Exxon Valdez ran up against twenty years ago. Unlike the earlier tanker accident, […]


Get the Popcorn Ready: ‘Split Estate’ Premieres Tomorrow

Whew, let’s take a little break from the Timor Sea drilling spill and watch a movie about…drilling. Split Estate premieres tomorrow, October 17, on Planet Green (a Discovery Network channel). It’s also showing on the 18th, 22nd and 23rd. You can view a trailer here. Split Estate takes a tour of the Rockies, looking at […]


Offshore Drilling: Spillustrations

SkyTruth is getting barraged by requests from people around the country who want to know what could happen if an incident comparable to the Montara / West Atlas oil spill happened off their coast. In response, we’ve generated a series of illustrations that superimpose the area of oil slicks, as shown on satellite images of […]