Ryan Stuart’s Contributions:
A Key Tool for Cleaning Up Oil Spills Is More Hazardous Than Helpful
In the decade since the record-breaking use of oil dispersants in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response, science shows they’re dangerous, potentially deadly, and rarely useful. A new court case is forcing the US EPA to reconsider their use.
Dec 14, 2021 | 1,900 words, about 9 minutes
Scooping Plastic Out of the Ocean Is a Losing Game
Open ocean cleanups won’t solve the marine plastics crisis. To really make a difference, here’s what we should do instead.
Sep 21, 2021 | 2,900 words, about 15 minutes
Fish-Friendly Gold Mines Produce “Salmon Gold”
With supporters like Apple and Tiffany, a new conservation financing effort has companies paying to help fund restoration of salmon habitat, one stream at a time.
May 10, 2021 | 1,000 words, about 5 minutes
30 Years of OPA90: Legislation to Prevent Another Exxon Valdez
30 years ago, a new law controlling the oil and gas industry was adopted in the wake of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Now some fear those regulations are being rolled back.
Aug 17, 2020 | 1,100 words, about 5 minutes
Preparing For the Next Spill
On Canada’s west coast, oil spill cleanup capacity is expanding. But is it enough?
May 1, 2020 | 900 words, about 4 minutes
Designing the Future of PPE
Known for producing apparel for scuba diving and submarine escape suits, this survival gear manufacturer is trying to envision the next generation of medical personal protective equipment.
Apr 15, 2020 | 1,100 words, about 5 minutes