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Exxon Mobil oil spill hits communities in southeast Nigeria

News, Pollution
Dec
21

An oil spill from Exxon Mobil Corp facilities in southeast Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom state has hit local communities, affecting farming, fishing and drinking water.

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing.

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The victory at Standing Rock could mark a turning point

The defeat of an energy company by indigenous activists shows what nonviolent unity can accomplish. There are lessons here as we enter a challenging new age.

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Authorities investigate source of 30km oil spill in Darwin harbor, Australia

News, Pollution
Aug
21

Environmentalists says the spill could be devastating for the harbour’s mangrove and marine ecosystems and those responsible needed to be found.

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Climate scientists urge Obama to rule out more Arctic oil and gas exploration

In a letter being delivered to the White House on Thursday, nearly 400 international scientists called on President Obama to rule out further expansion of oil and gas exploration in Arctic waters under US control.

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Niger delta oil spill clean-up launched – but could take quarter of a century

News, Pollution
Jun
1

A $1bn clean-up of one of the world’s most oil-polluted regions will be officially launched on Thursday by the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari.

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Small offshore oil spills put seabirds at risk

News, Pollution
May
26

Chronic pollution from many small oil spills may have greater population-level impacts on seabirds than a single large spill, suggest researchers.

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Licence to drill: Centrica awarded rights to explore Barents Sea

News, Pollution
May
18

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has been awarded rights to explore in the Barents Sea off Norway.

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Company charged for 140,000-gallon oil spill on California coast

News, Pollution
May
17

A Texas oil pipeline company responsible for spilling more than 140,000 gallons of crude on the California coast last year has been indicted on dozens of criminal charges.

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