The Birds of British Petroleum
The Birds of British Petroleum

Five years after the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, the author of The Tarball Chronicles grabs his binoculars and returns to the scene of the slime.

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Body of Evidence: How the White Pelican Spreads Oil

June 26, 2015 — The Brown Pelican became the symbol of the BP oil spill, but the White Pelican is offering clues to its lasting stain on bird populations.

Skeleton Crew: The Bones and Bodies Behind RISD's Nature Lab

June 26, 2015 — For 78 years, the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab at the Rhode Island School of Design has given art students a place to inspect—and draw inspiration from—the natural world.

New York’s Fresh Kills Landfill Gets an Epic Facelift

June 26, 2015 — The biggest garbage dump on the planet once contained 150 million tons of reeking trash. No more.

Jailbird Parrots Return to the Wild...As Fugitives

June 26, 2015 — A parrot rehabber defies the law to set her birds free.

Reimagining the Band-Tailed Pigeon

June 26, 2015 — Artist Harry Campbell challenges himself with a new subject.

Clear and Present Dangers

June 26, 2015 — The MBTA is updated to address modern threats to birds.

Shell Game

June 26, 2015 — The Obama administration steps aside in the Arctic, and commits all of us to the ultimate sucker’s bet.

One Remote Island's Battle Against Acid-Spewing Ants

June 26, 2015 — At the world’s remotest nesting colony, the Crazy Ant Strike Team beats back its seabird-killing enemy with spray guns, poison... and cat food.

The Definition Of Insanity: Santa Barbara's Oil Spill

June 05, 2015 — Here we are again. Another spill, another blackened beach. Are we destined to repeat ourselves until there’s nothing left to protect?
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