Oil Spill

Photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Stephen Lehmann/U.S. Coast Guard

Patrick Walther, a wildlife biogist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, releases a duck at the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, April 4, 2014. The duck was released after being rehabilitated and cleaned of oil from the Texas City collision. 

Photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Class George Degener/U.S. Coast Guard

Task force members remove oil-contaminated sand from the beach on Matagorda Island, Texas, March 30, 2014. Cleanup operations are being directed by a unified command comprised of personnel from the Texas General Land Office, U.S. Coast Guard and Kirby Inland marine. 

Photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Class George Degener/U.S. Coast Guard

Response crews continue cleanup operations on South Matagorda Island, Texas, April 5, 2014. Coordination between oil recovery crews, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Texas Parks and Wildlife, U.S. Coast Guard and the Texas general land Office has been critical to balancing the expediency of cleanup efforts with the special sensitivity of protecting wildlife and the island's fragile environment. 

Photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega/U.S. Coast Guard

A crew member displays a clump of tar recovered during clean-up operations at the beaches of National Seashore Park April 2, 2014. Local, state and federal agencies are working together to remove any materials containing oil that may have washed up ashore. 

photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Stephen Lehmann/U.S. Coast Guard

Clean-up crews fill bags with oil-absorbent material in Galveston, Texas, March 26, 2014. These crews are diligently working to stay ahead of incoming inclement weather that could potentially stall response efforts. 

Audubon Magazine

Texas Oil Spill Makes Landfall in Environmentally Sensitive Area

The slick moved out of Galveston Bay, into the Gulf, and south down the Texas coast to Matagorda Island.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Shell Scraps Plans to Drill in Arctic Waters in 2014

Legal obstacles and financial troubles compel the oil company to abandon exploration this summer, and possibly for good.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Shell Shows It Can’t Ensure Safe Offshore Oil Operations in the Arctic

When it came time to prove it could safely handle an offshore spill in Alaska, the oil company flunked its own test.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Anti-Oil Paintings

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

The Infamous Exxon Valdez Has Run Aground for Good

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

RESTORE Act Clears House and Senate

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

New Zealand's Rescued Penguins Return to Sea

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

New Zealand Penguin Rescuers Need Knitters

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Oil Spill Wildlife Update: Ducks

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine