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Oil, An Invasive Water Species in the Carnival Capital

News, Pollution
Jan
12

The activities of the oil industry’s plants, pipelines and tankers occupy 46 percent of the Guanabara bay in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, and that area is expanding, due to deepwater drilling in the Atlantic off the coast of Brazil, and the construction of a second refinery near the bay, set to begin operating in 2016.

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Keystone XL: US House Approves Oil Pipeline Again

News, Pollution
Jan
10

The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline to bring tar sands oil from Canada to the US, despite a renewed pledge by the White House to veto the legislation.

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Russia Battles to Contain Black Sea Oil Spill

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News, Pollution
Dec
26

A Russian Black Sea city declared a state of emergency Thursday after a burst pipeline spewed oil into the landlocked water body, with stormy weather hampering cleanup efforts.

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UN Sends Team to Clean Up Sunderbans Oil Spill in Bangladesh

The United Nations said on Thursday it has sent a team of international experts to Bangladesh to help clean up the world’s largest mangrove forest, more than a week after it was hit by a huge oil spill.

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Oil Spill in Bangladesh’s Unique Mangrove Forest

On December 12, three days after a cargo vessel collided with a tanker, oil coats mangrove trees in the Sundarbans, a delta that forms the world’s largest contiguous tidal mangrove forest—a haven for a spectacular diversity of animals. More than 90,000 gallons of oil have spilled into the rivers and creeks of the region.

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Oil Spill Floods into Israeli Nature Reserve

News, Pollution
Dec
4

Millions of litres of crude oil have gushed out of a pipeline, 18 km (12 miles) north of the Red Sea resort of Eilat, to flood 200 acres of a desert nature reserve in southern Israel. In the absence of heavy rainfall, there was little chance of the oil sluicing to Eilat and endangering Red Sea marine life.

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Progress Towards Ogoniland Clean-up following Geneva Talks

News, Pollution
Nov
29

Over 50 years of oil operations in Ogoniland – Niger Delta region, has left widespread and devastating oil pollution that may require the world’s biggest ever clean-up, that could take 20-30 years…

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Explosion at Fieldwood Platform in Gulf of Mexico

News, Pollution
Nov
21

An explosion at oil and gas operator Fieldwood Energy’s Echo Platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday killed one person and injured at least one, but no pollution was reported, a U.S. safety agency and the company said.

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Senate Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

News, Pollution
Nov
18

The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline failed to win approval in the Senate tonight by one vote.

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