Spanish authorities say 13 passengers aboard a ferry were injured when the boat slammed into a sea wall at a port on the Canary Islands.
A passenger ferry has crashed into a pier in the Canary Islands, causing an oil slick from damaged underwater fuel pipes.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Marine oil spills can be extremely difficult to deal with, requiring a lot of time and effort by experts to remove the pollutant from the surface of
Major spills attract global attention, reminding of the environmental dangers of oil economy. But the whole picture is even worse. James Ilsley
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
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
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.
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
It was a massive oil spill in 2011 off the Nigerian coast. Now after assessing environmental damage from the disaster at Shell’s offshore Bonga
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
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
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
Authorities in the Galapagos are continuing to remove cargo from a freight vessel stranded off San Cristobal. Officials say it could take up to
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 US government has lifted a ban on BP bidding for new federal contracts. That came after after the company reached an agreement with Washington
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
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 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
A massive oil spill on the Philippines coast has been contained. The accident was another unwanted consequence of Typhoon Haiyan. It came after a
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
Captain of oil tanker that caused Spain's worst environmental disaster cleared of all criminal chargesThe captain of an oil tanker – The Prestige – which caused Spain’s worst environmental disaster 11 years ago has been cleared of all criminal
The captain of an oil tanker – The Prestige – which caused Spain’s worst environmental disaster 11 years ago has been cleared of all criminal
Greenpeace activists protesting against the detention by Russian authorities of 30 people held on piracy charges have scaled the Gazprom building in