A Canada Goose covered in oil makes its way along the Kalamazoo River after a pipeline ruptured in Marshall, Mich. on July 27. Andre J. Jackson/Detroit Free Press/AP
Dave Jenkins, of Marshall, Mich., holds onto a muskrat as a group attempts to clean the animal covered in oil after a pipeline ruptured in the Kalamazoo River, spilling more than 800,000 gallons of oil into the water. Crews continued work to clean up the oil and affected animals on July 27. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
Volunteers at the Circle D Wildlife Refuge in Vicksburg, Mich. feed a mixture containing charcoal to a goose to help it digest oil on July 27. The goose was one of twelve that were brought to the refuge. Crews were working Tuesday to contain and clean up more than 800,000 gallons of oil that poured into a creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River in southern Michigan, coating birds and fish. John Grap/Battle Creek Enquirer/AO
People watch from the 15 Mile Road bridge as oil flows in the Kalamazoo River on July 27 in Marshall, Mich. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
Oil floats in the Kalamazoo River in Marshall, Mich., on July 27. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
Volunteers at the Circle D Wildlife Refuge in Vicksburg, Mich., clean some of the oil off a goose on July 27. John Grap/Battle Creek Enquirer/AP
The Morrow Dam in Comstock, Mich is seen here on July 28 as crews worked Wednesday to contain and clean up over an estimated 800,000 gallons of oil that coated birds and fish as it poured into a creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River, one of the state's major waterways. Officials don't believe oil will spread past the Morrow Dam. The cause of the spill is under investigation. Scott Harmsen/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
Oil flows into the Kalamazoo River as workers try to skim it off the surface in Marshall, Mich., on July 27. Andre J. Jackson/Detroit Free Press/AP
People watch oil run through the Kalamazoo River in Marshall, Mich., on July 27. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
A Canada goose covered in oil attempts to fly out of the Kalamazoo River in Marshall, Mich., on July 27. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
South Korea, long in the shadow of other Asian 'tiger economies,' is suddenly hip and enormously prosperous – so much so that it may have outgrown its thankless dream of reuniting with the North.
Scott Duke Harris, Contributor /
May 19, 2013
Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor
For months the young emperor to the north has been threatening to turn this thriving metropolis into a "sea of fire." But it's not easy to ruffle the jaunty vibe of 75-year-old Kim Chong-shik as he strolls among young couples and shoppers along the boutiques of the Gangnam District.