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Oil Spill In Vancouver Would Coat Beaches Within Hours: Analysis

News, Pollution
May
15

An analysis of the impact on Vancouver’s inlets and beaches in the event of a major oil spill contends the shoreline would be coated in crude within hours.

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Decade-Old Gulf Oil Spill Could Last 100 Years

News, Pollution
May
15

A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked, according to government estimates obtained by The Associated Press that provide new details about the scope of the problem.

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Lego Ends Shell Partnership Following Greenpeace Campaign

Inform, Pollution
May
15

Lego -the world’s biggest toy maker – said the company will not renew its marketing contract with Shell after coming under sustained pressure from Greenpeace to end a partnership that dates to the 1960s.

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Seattle Becomes Shell’s Arctic Base

The arrival in Seattle Thursday of an oil rig Royal Dutch Shell is outfitting for oil exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean marks a pivotal moment for an environmental movement increasingly mobilized around climate change.

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Further Assessment Needed of Dispersants Used in Response to Oil Spills

Experts argue for further in-depth assessments of the impacts of dispersants on microorganisms to guide their use in response to future oil spills. Chemical dispersants are widely used in emergency responses to oil spills in marine environments as a means of stimulating microbial degradation of oil.

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U.S. Gives Conditional OK To Shell Oil For Drilling Off Alaska’s Arctic Shore

News, Pollution
May
14

The Obama administration has given conditional approval to Shell Oil’s plan to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean this summer. The company wants to resume drilling in the Chukchi Sea off northwestern Alaska; it broke off that effort in 2012 because of safety problems.

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Save the Arctic – Stop Shell – Petition

The US government just gave oil giant Shell the go-ahead to drill in the pristine Arctic for oil, putting our climate and the ocean’s majestic wildlife under grave risk. But there’s a way we can stop this. An AVAAZ Petition.

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Interior’s Approval of Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plan Threatens Climate, Ocean

The Interior Department today approved Royal Dutch Shell’s Chukchi Sea exploratory drilling plans, clearing the way for its drilling rigs to operate off Alaska for the first time since 2012 – when one Shell rig had to be scrapped after running aground off Kodiak Island and another incurred a $12 million fine for breaking maritime law.

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Risk of a Collision-Related Oil Spill on the Gulf of Finland Could Up to Quadruple in the Future

The Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea is the riskiest of waterways in the world’s oceans due to the high frequency of crossing vessels between Helsinki and Tallinn. Oil tanker traffic to Russia in particular has continued to increase.

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