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Hands Across the Sand

Phil Compton, Sierra Club-Florida, refers to SkyTruth map during press event. Folks concerned about offshore drilling in Florida held an event on February 13 called Hands Across the Sand. Sierra Club of Florida reports about 10,000 people participated. SkyTruth’s work related to last year’s oil spill in the Timor Sea off Australia made an appearance, […]


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 […]