Thursday News – Alaska

When I was in high school, my biology teacher and mentor got involved with a long-running student project that was studying the after-effects of the Exxon-Valdez oil spill. By the time that I got involved, the project had expanded beyond the Valdez spill to encompass a look at conservation and natural resources all over the state. I spent a bit over 2 weeks there for each of three summers. The trips were amazingly cool and I fully intend to get back to Alaska some day.

Today’s news article is a look at the spill after 25 years. Oil is STILL present in the spill area even after all this time. While that’s NOT shocking, it IS a major wake-up call about the impact we are having on the world that is going to have to sustain us in the future.

Here’s the link to the article.

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2 responses to “Thursday News – Alaska

  1. Sue and John Foster

    Wow, very sad and interesting at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yeah, this is honestly pretty heartbreaking news all around, especially considering the amount of oil spilled in the Gulf thanks to Deepwater Horizon.