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.