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Perhaps no place on earth has been as battered by oil spills as the Niger Delta, which has endured the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez spill every year for 50 years by some estimates.
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Fish and other wildlife seem to be fleeing the oil out in the Gulf and clustering in cleaner waters along the coast.
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As the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to wreak havoc, renewable energy never have looked better.
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It is the fourth, and perhaps not last, time the federal government has had to increase its estimate of how much oil is gushing.
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Oil rigs can operate under different, very minimal standards of inspection established by international maritime treaties.
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The comment by BP engineer Brian Morel came in an e-mail April 14, and was among dozens of internal documents released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is investigating the explosion.
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The United States submitted its second request to the European Union for specialized equipment to contain the oil and accepted Canada’s offer of 9,842 feet of boom. The government is soliciting additional boom and skimmers from nearly two dozen countries and international organizations.
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Oil is coming in, just wave after wave.
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Scientists have also begun to study what would happen to the oil once it reaches the Atlantic. Would it eventually contaminate European coasts?
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