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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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The toxic reach of Deepwater Horizon’s oil spill was much larger — and deadlier — than previous estimates

The toxic reach of Deepwater Horizon’s oil spill was much larger — and deadlier — than previous estimates

The spread of oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was far worse than previously believed, new research has found.

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Oil spill off the Galápagos Islands prompts emergency cleanup effort

Oil spill off the Galápagos Islands prompts emergency cleanup effort

A barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sank in waters off the Galápagos Islands early Sunday, prompting an emergency cleanup effort in the environmentally sensitive area.

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Offshore drilling creates these new dangers onshore, environmental report says

Offshore drilling creates these new dangers onshore, environmental report says

Devastating oil spills of the Deepwater Horizon variety aren’t the only risk posed by expanded offshore drilling in waters off the United States, a new environmental report says.

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Oil spill threatens vast areas of mangroves and coral reefs in Brazil

Oil spill threatens vast areas of mangroves and coral reefs in Brazil

Hundreds of kilometres of mangroves and coral reefs, as well as humpback whale breeding grounds, are under threat from an oil spill that has polluted more than 2,400km of Brazil’s north-eastern coast in the last two months.

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Brazilians rally to clean beaches amid outrage at Bolsonaro’s oil spill inaction

Brazilians rally to clean beaches amid outrage at Bolsonaro’s oil spill inaction

Nobody knows where the oil is from or why it keeps washing up on Brazilian beaches. “People in the north-east are cleaning the oil from the coast with their own hands while the federal government is immobile…”

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Wahala: trouble in the Niger delta – photo essay

Wahala: trouble in the Niger delta – photo essay

Covering 70,000 sq km (27,000 sq miles) of wetlands, the Niger delta used to be an incredibly rich ecosystem that contained one of the highest concentrations of biodiversity on the planet before the oil industry moved to the area.

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Scientists rush to rescue sea turtles threatened by mysterious Brazil oil spill

Scientists rush to rescue sea turtles threatened by mysterious Brazil oil spill

Crude oil has been washing up along a 1,200-mile stretch of coastline of the Brazilian northeast for over a month, leaving more than 150 of Brazil’s postcard-perfect beaches covered in thick, sludgy black patches. It is also along this coastline that olive ridley and loggerhead sea turtles come to make their nests and lay their eggs.

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