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Countries With Poor Marine Safety Records Linked to Oil Spill Vessels

More than half of ships involved in the 100 largest oil spills of the past three decades were registered in states that consistently fail to comply with international safety and environmental standards, researchers have determined.

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BP Deepwater Horizon: Researchers Continue Working To Safeguard Shoreline

A research team has estimated the total mass of oil that reached the Gulf of Mexico shore in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout. It’s the first time such an estimate was reported.

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Project Liberty

Project Liberty is the first of three commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plants opening this year. Cellulosic fuels have the potential to reduce emissions by up to 86 percent compared with gasoline, but have faced numerous challenges…

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Study at Deepwater Horizon Spill Site Finds Key to Tracking Pollutants

A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants.The findings provide new information to help predict the movements of oil and other pollutants in the ocean.

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Spain Clears Oil Exploration Off Canary Islands

News
Aug
14

Spain’s governnment has given oil group Repsol the all-clear to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the tourism-dependent Canary Islands, sparking an outcry from environmental groups.

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Immediate Aftermath Of An Oil Spill

News, Pollution
Aug
13

The fate of oil during the first day after an accidental oil spill is still poorly understood, with researchers often arriving on the scene only after several days. New findings from a field experiment carried out in the North Sea provide valuable insight that could help shape the emergency response in the immediate wake of disasters.

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Climate Effects Of Keystone XL Significantly Underestimated

The U.S. State Department’s final environmental review of the Keystone XL Pipeline may have underestimated carbon dioxide emissions associated with the pipeline by as much as four times, according to a new study.

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Nigeria Fishermen Reject Shell’s $50 Million

News, Pollution
Jun
21

It is the first time Shell has had its environmental record in Nigeria on trial by a British court. The thousands of compensation cases in often corrupt Nigerian courts drag on for years and often end with victims being paid a pittance. Until now, Shell has paid compensation only for spills caused by equipment failure.

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Canada Approves Northern Gateway Oil Pipeline To Pacific Coast

News, Pollution
Jun
17

Canada’s government on Tuesday approved a controversial proposed pipeline to the Pacific Coast that would allow oil to be shipped to Asia

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