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A supertanker full of crude oil decaying amid Yemen’s civil war could blow up

A supertanker full of crude oil decaying amid Yemen’s civil war could blow up

Yemen’s raging civil war has created a ticking time bomb just off the country’s Red Sea coast. The FSO Safer, a 45-year-old supertanker loaded with more than 1 million barrels of crude oil has been caught between the warring sides and left to decay.

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10 years after BP spill: Oil drilled deeper; rules relaxed

10 years after BP spill: Oil drilled deeper; rules relaxed

Industry leaders and government officials say they’re determined to prevent a repeat of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster. Yet safety rules adopted in the spill’s aftermath have been eased as part of Trump’s drive to boost U.S. oil production.

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‘We’ve been abandoned’: a decade later, Deepwater Horizon still haunts Mexico

‘We’ve been abandoned’: a decade later, Deepwater Horizon still haunts Mexico

Amid public and political outrage in the US, BP took full responsibility for the worst oil spill of the 20th century. But BP denied the oil reached Mexico, claiming the ocean current propelled the huge spill in the opposite direction. However, fishermen and Mexican scientists knew this wasn’t true.

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Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes’ livers and on the deep ocean floor

Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes’ livers and on the deep ocean floor

Over the decade since the Deepwater Horizon spill, thousands of scientists have analyzed its impact on the Gulf of Mexico. The spill affected many different parts of the Gulf, from coastal marshes to the deep sea.

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Offshore oil and gas platforms release more methane than previously estimated

Offshore oil and gas platforms release more methane than previously estimated

Offshore energy-producing platforms in U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico are emitting twice as much methane, a greenhouse gas, than previously thought, according to a new study.

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Breaking bad: uncovering the oil industry’s dirty secret

Breaking bad: uncovering the oil industry’s dirty secret

Alang is a graveyard for ships. Its coastline was once filled with fishing boats — but today the rusting hulks of oil tankers and ocean liners stretch for miles along the shores of this town in north west India.

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Coalition Unveils Recommendations for Continued Recovery 10 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

Coalition Unveils Recommendations for Continued Recovery 10 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

As the 10th anniversary of the Gulf oil spill approaches on April 20, Restore the Mississippi River Delta released a report today with nine recommended strategies for advancing critical ecosystem restoration in the delta.

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Oil and gas firms ‘have had far worse climate impact than thought’

Oil and gas firms ‘have had far worse climate impact than thought’

The oil and gas industry has had a far worse impact on the climate than previously believed, according to a study indicating that human emissions of fossil methane have been underestimated by up to 40%.

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Excavation to begin on next phase of Summerland oil well cleanup

Excavation to begin on next phase of Summerland oil well cleanup

During the week of February 10, 2019, exploratory excavation work will begin on oil wells leaking onto Summerland Beach, as part of the planning for capping up to three more wells on and off the beach

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