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35,000 Gallons of Oil Spills After Montana Train Derailment

CORPORATE | By Matthew Brown, Matt Volz | Jul 22
Four tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling fuel from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said.

Gay Marriage Will Destroy Everything: 5 Pundits & Preachers Predictions

From a second U.S. Civil War to intergalactic fireballs, the religious right predicts some pretty bad things if the Supreme Court sides in favor of marriage equality.

Seattle PrideFest Director Egan Orion Takes a Trip to Haiti, Builds Houses

LOCAL | By Shaun Knittel | Jan 5
Touched by the destruction of the Haiti earthquake, Seattle PrideFest organizer Egan Orion joined Habitat for Humanity to help build new homes for people devastated by disasters.

Scientists to see if oil spill hurt deep sea life

SCIENCE | Oct 29
A team of scientists are leaving on a research cruise to see if the BP oil spill hurt deep-sea coral and organisms that live around natural oil and gas seeps in the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf spill lacks societal punch of Santa Barbara

FOOD/DRINK | By Frederic J. Frommer | Jul 29
Four decades ago, an oil spill shaped environmental thinking: not so today. Last week, legislation imploded in the Senate to reduce greenhouse gases, and no national consensus has emerged to move America into clean energy.

Wind, waves from hurricane dock oil skimming boats

FOOD/DRINK | By Mary Foster and Tom Breen | Jun 30
Dozens of small skiffs, huge shrimp boats and even a swamp tour boat were tied to docks, winds whipping their flags and waves rocking them even in the sheltered marina.

Green groups hope Gulf spill galvanizes movement

FOOD/DRINK | By Tamara Lush | May 12
In the weeks after an oil rig exploded and killed 11 men in the Gulf of Mexico, worried environmental groups scoured the water for oil plumes, set up animal triage centers and stretched boom across shorelines.

Environmentalists to argue against Arctic drilling

LEGAL | By William McCall | May 6
Environmentalists who are challenging plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean say the Gulf of Mexico disaster shows why offshore exploration should be banned in Alaska.

Giant dome for Gulf oil leak is next best solution

SCIENCE | By Allen G. Breed and Vicki Smith | May 5
The best short-term solution to bottling up a disastrous oil spill threatening sealife and livelihoods along the Gulf Coast should be arriving on Wednesday in the form of a specially built giant concrete-and-steel box designed to siphon the oil away.

In Alaska, gulf spill brings back painful memories

FOOD/DRINK | By Dan Joling and Mark Thiessen | May 3
Communities along the Gulf Coast wondering about what kind of legacy the monstrous oil slick will leave can look no further than the towns along the Alaska coastline that were ravaged by the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989.

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