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Clean up underway in Croatia after oil slick spotted

Clean up operations are still underway in Croatia after an oil slick was spotted on Thursday. The extent of the damage in Kostrena is not yet known

Clean up operations are still underway in Croatia after an oil slick was spotted on Thursday. The extent of the damage in Kostrena is not yet known

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Brazil: dam collapse lawsuit seeks billions from mining companies

Brazil's Federal prosecutor have filed a 38 billion euro civil lawsuit against mining company Samarco and its owners, Vale and BHP Billiton, over a tailings dam disaster that causes massive pollution.

Brazil's Federal prosecutor have filed a 38 billion euro civil lawsuit against mining company Samarco and its owners, Vale and BHP Billiton, over a tailings dam disaster that causes massive pollution.

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Shell can be held liable for Nigeria oil spills, rules Dutch court

A Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary in Nigeria can be held liable for oil spills, an appeals court in The Hague has ruled. Shell has been ordered to

A Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary in Nigeria can be held liable for oil spills, an appeals court in The Hague has ruled. Shell has been ordered to

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BP finally agrees record breaking Deepwater Horizon settlement

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced BP is to pay over $20 billion arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced BP is to pay over $20 billion arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of

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BP agrees €16-bn settlement over Gulf of Mexico rig explosion

BP has agreed a to pay an estimated record 16-billion euro settlement over human casualties and environmental damage caused by the 2010 Gulf of

BP has agreed a to pay an estimated record 16-billion euro settlement over human casualties and environmental damage caused by the 2010 Gulf of

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Coastguards say Santa Barbara oil cleanup could take "months"

The cleanup continues along Santa Barbara’s sullied beaches following the spill of some 2500 barrels of oil onto the land and into the sea. About a

The cleanup continues along Santa Barbara’s sullied beaches following the spill of some 2500 barrels of oil onto the land and into the sea. About a

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Santa Barbara coast devastated by nightmare oil spill

It is one of only five climates of its type in the world, but California’s Gaviota coast in Santa Barbara county, is facing an ecological disaster

It is one of only five climates of its type in the world, but California’s Gaviota coast in Santa Barbara county, is facing an ecological disaster

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Fuel slick washes up on Gran Canaria beaches

More than 120kg of fuel oil has been scrapped off the beaches of Gran Canaria as authorities struggle to contain the spill from a Russian fishing

More than 120kg of fuel oil has been scrapped off the beaches of Gran Canaria as authorities struggle to contain the spill from a Russian fishing

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Do you know: what's worse than oil spills?

Major spills attract global attention, reminding of the environmental dangers of oil economy. But the whole picture is even worse. James Ilsley

Major spills attract global attention, reminding of the environmental dangers of oil economy. But the whole picture is even worse. James Ilsley

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Throw another sheep on the oil spill

Shepherds on the Croatian island of Pag may be onto a good thing with the news scientists have identified the wool from their sheep as unique. It

Shepherds on the Croatian island of Pag may be onto a good thing with the news scientists have identified the wool from their sheep as unique. It

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Oil spill threatens UNESCO world heritage site in Bangladesh

An oil slick has choked up to 50 kilometres of the Shela river in Bangladesh after a fuel barge sank on Thursday following a collision with an oil

An oil slick has choked up to 50 kilometres of the Shela river in Bangladesh after a fuel barge sank on Thursday following a collision with an oil

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Israel oil spill 'worst in country's history'

The Eilat-Ashkelon crude oil pipeline ruptured overnight on Wednesday, spilling millions of litres of crude oil into rivers and streams and through the Evrona nature reserve.

The Eilat-Ashkelon crude oil pipeline ruptured overnight on Wednesday, spilling millions of litres of crude oil into rivers and streams and through the Evrona nature reserve.

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Iran grapples with lower oil price as OPEC influence wanes

Iran’s Oil Minister has spoken to euronews in an interview to be broadcast in full next week. But in the wake of the latest meeting of OPEC, he was

Iran’s Oil Minister has spoken to euronews in an interview to be broadcast in full next week. But in the wake of the latest meeting of OPEC, he was

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Alert in US after acid spill in Mexico mine

Authorities in northern Mexico, near the US border, have issued an alert after a massive acid spill from a copper mine. A 60 kilometre stretch of

Authorities in northern Mexico, near the US border, have issued an alert after a massive acid spill from a copper mine. A 60 kilometre stretch of

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BP faces billions more in fines for Deep Water Horizon disaster

BP is facing additional fines of $18 billion relating to the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill. Describing the oil giant’s role in the disaster, a

BP is facing additional fines of $18 billion relating to the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill. Describing the oil giant’s role in the disaster, a

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Huge explosion on tanker off Japan

Desperate efforts have been underway to put out a fire after a massive explosion on a tanker off the southwest coast of Japan. The captain of the

Desperate efforts have been underway to put out a fire after a massive explosion on a tanker off the southwest coast of Japan. The captain of the

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Galapagos: cargo ship salvage expected to take weeks

Authorities in the Galapagos are continuing to remove cargo from a freight vessel stranded off San Cristobal. Officials say it could take up to

Authorities in the Galapagos are continuing to remove cargo from a freight vessel stranded off San Cristobal. Officials say it could take up to

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Kill the Spill

The sea is naturally self-cleaning because most pollution is eaten by microorganisms living in the water. But that process takes time. Too much time

The sea is naturally self-cleaning because most pollution is eaten by microorganisms living in the water. But that process takes time. Too much time

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BP no longer banned from US government contracts

The US government has lifted a ban on BP bidding for new federal contracts. That came after after the company reached an agreement with Washington

The US government has lifted a ban on BP bidding for new federal contracts. That came after after the company reached an agreement with Washington

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West Virginia chemical spill leaves 300,000 without tap water

A chemical spill in the US state of West Virginia has sparked a state of emergency and a tap water ban for up to 300,000 people. Officials say a

A chemical spill in the US state of West Virginia has sparked a state of emergency and a tap water ban for up to 300,000 people. Officials say a

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Syria signs deal with Russian firm to drill offshore for oil and gas

The Syrian government has signed a contract in Damascus with a Russian company to search for offshore oil and gas in Syrian waters. Reports say the

The Syrian government has signed a contract in Damascus with a Russian company to search for offshore oil and gas in Syrian waters. Reports say the

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China: death toll rises from oil pipeline blasts

The death toll from two huge blasts at an oil pipeline in eastern China has risen to 44 with 166 injured. The explosion happened as workers were

The death toll from two huge blasts at an oil pipeline in eastern China has risen to 44 with 166 injured. The explosion happened as workers were

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Oil spill contained on Philippines coast

A massive oil spill on the Philippines coast has been contained. The accident was another unwanted consequence of Typhoon Haiyan. It came after a

A massive oil spill on the Philippines coast has been contained. The accident was another unwanted consequence of Typhoon Haiyan. It came after a

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Spain's Prestige oil disaster verdict: no criminal guilt

The man at the helm of the oil tanker Prestige, Captain Apostolos Mangouras, Greek, now aged 78, sent the SOS shortly after three o’clock in the

The man at the helm of the oil tanker Prestige, Captain Apostolos Mangouras, Greek, now aged 78, sent the SOS shortly after three o’clock in the

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Greepeace claims ship seized by Russia in international waters

Armed Russian coastguards forcibly boarded Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship, according to the environmental group. Russian authorities have

Armed Russian coastguards forcibly boarded Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship, according to the environmental group. Russian authorities have

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State of calamity declared in Philippines after oil spill

The province of Cebu in the Philippines has declared a state of calamity after a ferry carrying fuel, oil and diesel sank after a collision with a

The province of Cebu in the Philippines has declared a state of calamity after a ferry carrying fuel, oil and diesel sank after a collision with a