Antarctic spoiled by oil spill, and two U.S. presidents talk about the environment.
Mon, Jan 28 2013 at 6:00 AM
Jan. 28, 1992:
The Bahia Paraiso
, a supply ship bringing fuel and other provisions to polar research installations, runs aground, spilling an estimated 150,000 gallons of diesel and jet fuel into the pristine Antarctic environment. While small when compared to other spills, the Bahia Paraiso spill is considered to be the worst environmental accident in Antarctic history.
Jan. 28, 2010:
"The nation that leads the clean energy economy
will be the nation that leads the global economy," says U.S. President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address.
Photo: Steve Allen/Jupiterimages
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