30 Jul '13, 9pm

Destroying Nature: Oil Spills That Can’t Be Turned Off

Destroying Nature: Oil Spills That Can’t Be Turned Off

Remember Deepwater Horizon? The world looked on in horror as millions of barrels worth of oil gushed out into the Gulf, and we seemed powerless to stop it, even as we were riveted to our screens watching live feeds of attempts to fix the wellhead. Eventually the well was capped, but the environmental cost was almost unfathomable; a slick so huge it could be seen from space drifted through the water, ensnaring plants and animals alike and casting huge tarballs up on the shoreline. It was a costly, ugly cleanup and it’s far from over. “Never again,” was the response from many quarters, but the world is still desperately hungry for oil, and as we search for new reserves, we’re willing to go to greater lengths to get at the Earth’s precious supplies. Case in point, of course, is the notorious tar sands, which require a costly and lengthy extraction process that’s worth it to o...

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