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Chevron faces $10.6bn Brazil legal suit over oil spill

Chevron faces $10.6bn Brazil legal suit over oil spill

Brazilian federal prosecutors are seeking 20 billion reais (some $10 billion) for environmental damages from US oil supermajor Chevron and Swiss-based Transocean for an oil spill that began in early November, when wells leaked off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

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EPA Implicates Fracking In Pollution

EPA Implicates Fracking In Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday for the first time that fracking, a controversial method of improving the productivity of oil and gas wells, may be to blame for causing groundwater pollution.

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Why The Oceans Matter

Why The Oceans Matter

“People have the ability to make history, to create positive changes. We need another revolution, we need a healthier planet…” A National Geographic video.

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India Stems Tide Of Pollution Into Ganges River

India Stems Tide Of Pollution Into Ganges River

Even as pollution levels in the Ganges River continue to rise, recent legal rulings may offer up a new defense of the sacred waterway. The Allahabad High Court, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, ordered the closure of more than 100 tanneries that pour tons of toxic chromium into the Ganges each year …

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Chevron Accepts Responsibility For Oil Spill Off Brazil’s Coast

Chevron Accepts Responsibility For Oil Spill Off Brazil’s Coast

California oil giant Chevron Corp. promised to fully clean up a spill off Brazil’s coast, taking responsibility for an accident that has become a major test for one of the world’s fastest-growing oil frontiers. 416,400 litres had leaked so far, since the accident happened almost two weeks ago…

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Most oil emptied from stricken New Zealand ship

Most oil emptied from stricken New Zealand ship

Salvage crews have pumped almost all the oil from a container ship that ran aground on a New Zealand reef and caused the country’s worst maritime pollution disaster, authorities said Monday. The cost of the response so far was about $12 million.

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New US offshore oil leasing plan includes Arctic

New US offshore oil leasing plan includes Arctic

The Obama administration proposed a new plan for offshore oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Alaska, including the environmentally sensitive Arctic.

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Decline in Dead Zones: Efforts to Heal Chesapeake Bay Are Working

Decline in Dead Zones: Efforts to Heal Chesapeake Bay Are Working

Although climatic factors and sea level rise are influencing hypoxia, efforts to reduce the flow of fertilizers, animal waste and other pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay, appear to be giving a boost to the bay’s health, a new study that analyzed 60 years of water quality data has concluded.

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