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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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Deepwater Horizon Oil On Shore Identified, Even Years Later

Years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil spill, oil continues to wash ashore as oil-soaked “sand patties,” persists in salt marshes abutting the Gulf of Mexico, and questions remain about how much oil has been deposited on the seafloor.

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Explosion Sparks Fire On Oil Tanker Off Japanese Coast

News, Pollution
May
29

An explosion on an oil tanker off the Japanese coast set off a huge fire Thursday and left the vessel’s captain missing. The tanker wasn’t loaded when the blast went off Thursday morning, the coast guard said, reducing fears of a major environmental disaster.

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No Ocean-Borne Radiation From Fukushima Detected On West Coast Shoreline

Scientists working together on Kelp Watch 2014 announced today that the West Coast shoreline shows no signs of ocean-borne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, following their analysis of the first collection of kelp samples along the western U.S. coastline.

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Arctic Oil: It Is Madness to Celebrate a New Source of Fossil Fuels

News, Pollution
Apr
18

After months of delays, Russian state-owned oil and gas company Gazprom has announced that the first ever shipment of oil from offshore Arctic waters has begun the journey to Europe.

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