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Galveston Oil Spill: Assessing the Damage

From either an ecological or public relations perspective, the Galveston Bay oil spill in March that released 168,000 gallons of thick, residual oil had the makings of a disaster. The peak spring migration was nearing and birds returning from their Latin American wintering grounds had begun crowding Texas estuaries. A […]

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San Onofre Nuclear Closure Will Take Decades, Cost Billions

Southern California Edison’s website boasts that the triple-reactor San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is the region’s “largest and most reliable source of energy.” Three hundred and fifty billion kilowatt hours of energy generated since 1968 that have been “virtually free” of pollutants. And yet utility officials announced today that the […]