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Conservation groups sue US govt over Arctic spill plans

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 08:41

A coalition of conservation groups sued the US government today over its approval of oil spill response plans for an Arctic Ocean drilling program.

Energy experts for 'paradigm shift' to prevent disasters

Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012, 09:58

With effects of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico still to abate, energy experts have called for a 'paradigm shift' in organisational focus of the energy sector to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

Oil spill off Mumbai coast: Green Tribunal seeks MoEF`s reply

Last Updated: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10:00

MV Rak had sank 20 nautical miles off the South Mumbai coast in the Arabian Sea on August 4, 2011.

Nanotube `sponge` can clean oil spill

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 14:20

Scientists have developed a carbon nanotube sponge that can soak up oil in water with unparalleled efficiency.

US feds make 1st arrest in BP oil spill case

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 00:24

The Justice Department said on Tuesday it filed the first criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, accusing a former BP engineer of destroying evidence.

2 years later, fish sick near BP oil spill site

Last Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012, 08:49

Two years after the drilling-rig explosion that touched off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, scientists are beginning to suspect that fish in the Gulf of Mexico are suffering the effects of the petroleum.

Oil spill harms marine life, but recovery possible

Last Updated: Monday, March 12, 2012, 15:52

Salt marshes are commonly disturbed by natural events and, as a result, they may be able to also recover from oil spills if the oil disturbance is not too large.

BP spill settlement clears way for comeback

Last Updated: Monday, March 05, 2012, 00:16

BP's multibillion-dollar settlement with people and businesses harmed by its 2010 oil spill removes some uncertainty about the potential financial damages it faces. It also may help the company restore its all-important relationship with the federal government.

BP reaches $7.8 bn deal with plaintiffs in oil spill case

Last Updated: Saturday, March 03, 2012, 10:37

British Petroleum has reached a USD 7.8 billion deal with thousands of fishermen and other plaintiffs who had filed a suit over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill off the US coast.

Cargo ship sinks off China coast; eight killed

Last Updated: Saturday, February 18, 2012, 21:01

A cargo ship sank off China`s south-eastern coast.

World’s first magnetic soap developed

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 13:09

Scientists have developed world’s first magnetic soap that could calm concerns over the use of soaps in oil-spill clean ups and revolutionise industrial cleaning products.

Grounded cargo ship breaks apart on NZ reef

Last Updated: Sunday, January 08, 2012, 08:42

The wreck of the Greek-owned Rena was described as New Zealand`s worst maritime environmental disaster.