"Fuel Leak Threatening Great Barrier Reef"

"HONG KONG -- Salvage experts and a tugboat crew struggled on Monday to save a large Chinese freighter that slammed into the Great Barrier Reef off Australia  over the weekend, trying to prevent the vessel from breaking apart as some of the 1,075 tons of engine fuel in its tanks began oozing from the hull, threatening the world’s largest collection of coral."

Keith Bradsher reports for the New York Times April 4, 2010.

Monday, April 5, 2010