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After Oil Spill, Ships Start Moving — But Cleanup Has Just Begun

After a vast oil spill in the waters off Houston, authorities are reopening the shipping channel, hoping to ease the wait on those using it. Dave Fehling of Houston Public Media explains the cleanup.
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Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez

The 1989 oil spill prompted changes in oil industry regulation and spill research. But oil companies today are working in more remote places than ever, from the Arctic to deep below the ocean floor.
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Oil Spill Disrupts A Waterway Thick With Barges And Birds

Thousands of gallons of fuel oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay, Texas, over the weekend. The spill disrupted shipping and threatens wildlife in the area, and the containment effort has begun.
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The Hearts Of Fish Still Bear Scars Of Oil Spilled Years Ago

The Exxon Valdez spill happened 25 years ago Monday, and only 4 years ago this spring, a British Petroleum well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. New research shows the effects of such disasters on the fish in those regions. The study focuses on commercially valuable fish and finds that concentrations of oil can be toxic to developing fish hearts.
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A Dubious Birthday For The Exxon Valdez

The Exxon Valdez spill prompted lawmakers and regulators to change how they oversee the oil industry. And while experts say the industry's safer now, riskier work continues to test the rules.
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The Lingering Legacy Of The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondents Jeff Brady and Debbie Elliott about the accident and the lessons learned.
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Can Europe Wean Itself Off Russian Gas?

Europe has been trying to reduce its energy dependence on Russia for years. The crisis in Crimea has given the effort a greater sense of urgency.
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Dispute And Suspicion Swirl About Iranian Water Reactor

At issue in Iran nuclear talks is a heavy water reactor the country is building. Iran says it wants the reactor for medical research, but the West is worried that such reactors can produce plutonium.
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For The Poor, Warmth In The Winter Comes At A Steep Price

Record-cold temperatures in Knoxville, Tenn., have brought with them high utility bills, squeezing wallets. And while there are some assistance programs, there's not enough money to go around.
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Philadelphia Capitalizes On Energy Boom

Trains bringing crude oil from North Dakota have revived the city's refineries. Businesses are eager to tap into Pennsylvania's vast supply of natural gas.

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