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Oil-Covered Beach in Galicia
The Greek-operated oil tanker Prestige sank off the Galician coast in 2002, polluting more than one thousand beaches.
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Oil Spills(7 Photos)
One of the most devastating forms of pollution, oil spills wreak havoc on marine ecosystems. They have a detrimental effect on plant life and endanger the lives of birds, fish and other animals.
Titanic: Before and After
Titanic: Before and After(13 Photos)
Compare images of the Titanic before and after she sank. What has over 90 years at the bottom of the ocean done to the top deck, the hull?
Titanic: Aboard the Ship
Titanic: Aboard the Ship(12 Photos)
Explore some of the most interesting artifacts salvaged from the Titanic's wreck and discover which influential figures perished when the great ship collided with an iceberg.
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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Exxon Valdez Oil SpillVideo Clip (3:38)
Video Clip (3:38)
Shortly after midnight on March 24, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez struck Bligh Reef just off the coast of Alaska, dumping more than 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine environment.
Titanic's Achilles Heel
Titanic's Achilles HeelVideo Clip (3:11)
Video Clip (3:11)
Weighing the evidence and first hand accounts, a team of researchers attempts to discover the causes and truth behind the wrecks of the Titanic and the Britannic.
Avoiding Disaster on the Titanic
Avoiding Disaster on the TitanicVideo Clip (3:40)
Video Clip (3:40)
With only 37 seconds to avoid disaster, could the Titanic crew have changed its course in time? Watch this clip to find out.
Titanic's Tragic Sister Ship
Titanic's Tragic Sister ShipVideo Clip (3:52)
Video Clip (3:52)
Follow a team of wreck divers on an expedition to the sunken Britannica, the ship known as the sister to the ill-fated Titanic.
Sea VesselsVideo Clip (3:51)
Video Clip (3:51)
Without humans to maintain them, these ships can only remain afloat for so long.
The Titanic: Engineering Disaster
The Titanic: Engineering DisasterVideo Clip (2:46)
Video Clip (2:46)
An iceberg ripped through the body of the Titanic leading to disaster. Could some clever engineering have avoided the tragedy and saved lives?
Coroner's Report: Titanic
Coroner's Report: TitanicVideo Clip (2:31)
Video Clip (2:31)
When the "unsinkable" ocean liner Titanic was lost after hitting an iceberg on April 15, 1912, lifeboats saved only 700 of her passengers. What did the 1,500 people who went down with the ship experience in the icy waters of the North Atlantic?
Titanic and Technology
Titanic and TechnologyVideo Clip (2:55)
Video Clip (2:55)
During the early 20th century boom in construction, communication and transportation, the tragedy of the Titanic shocks the world and leaves in its wake a shattered faith in technology.
Mankind in 2 Minutes
Mankind in 2 MinutesVideo Clip (2:12)
Video Clip (2:12)
Experience the story of Mankind in 2 Minutes.
Mankind Decoded Sneak Peek
Mankind Decoded Sneak PeekVideo Clip (5:03)
Video Clip (5:03)
Check out a sneak peek of the upcoming series Mankind Decoded.
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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 20 Years Later
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 20 Years LaterAudio Clip (0:40)
Audio Clip (0:40)
On March 24, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on an undersea reef, spilling an estimated 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Twenty years later, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which was involved in the initial cleanup, reports on the area's recovery.
Titanic Survivor's Eyewitness Account
Titanic Survivor's Eyewitness AccountAudio Clip (3:03)
Audio Clip (3:03)
In 1935, a survivor of Titanic recounts his experience aboard the doomed ship. On its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sunk off the coast of Newfoundland on April 12, 1912, killing more than 1,500 passengers.
Obama on the BP Oil Spill
Obama on the BP Oil SpillAudio Clip (1:37)
Audio Clip (1:37)
On April 20, 2010, an explosion ripped through BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana, causing the worst oil spill in U.S. history. On June 15, President Barack Obama informs the nation about the current state of the disaster as experts struggle to stop the spewing oil. It would be another month before the leak was finally capped.
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