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Monday, May 20, 2013
Oil spill off Mumbai coast, Qatar-based co be made party: NGT
The National Green Tribunal has directed a Qatar-based shipping enterprise to be made a party in the...
Half the world`s oil spills happen in Russia: Greenpeace
More than 20,000 oil spills, or half the world`s annual total, take place in Russia, a senior offici...
Clean-up of Gulf oil spill was more toxic
The study found that mixing the dispersant with oil increased toxicity of the mixture up to 52-fold ...
Oil spill in 100 acres farmland after pipeline crack
A pipeline carrying crude oil for refining developed cracks and spilt oil in about 100 acres of farm...
Bugs ate 200,000 tonnes of oil spill: Study
Hydrocarbon-eating bugs in the Gulf of Mexico cleared over a period of five months at least 200,000 ...
Mexican firm ordered to clean up oil spill
Mexican environmental authorities are demanding that state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos clean up ...
SC gives green signal for beaching of US ship
SC said "we direct the concerned authorities to allow the ship in question to beach and permit the s...
Conservation groups sue US govt over Arctic spill plans
A coalition of conservation groups sued the US government today over its approval of oil spill respo...
Oil spill off Mumbai coast: Green Tribunal seeks MoEF`s reply
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
Scientists have developed a carbon nanotube sponge that can soak up oil in water with unparalleled e...
US feds make 1st arrest in BP oil spill case
The Justice Department said on Tuesday it filed the first criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon ...
2 years later, fish sick near BP oil spill site
Two years after the drilling-rig explosion that touched off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. h...
Oil spill harms marine life, but recovery possible
Salt marshes are commonly disturbed by natural events and, as a result, they may be able to also rec...
Cargo ship sinks off China coast; eight killed
A cargo ship sank off China`s south-eastern coast.
World’s first magnetic soap developed
Scientists have developed world’s first magnetic soap that could calm concerns over the use of soaps...
Grounded cargo ship breaks apart on NZ reef
The wreck of the Greek-owned Rena was described as New Zealand`s worst maritime environmental disast...
BP oil not degrading on Gulf floor: Study
Oil left over from last year`s BP spill isn`t breaking down as quickly as some scientists thought it...
US report blames BP, contractors for Gulf oil spill
The US report said that BP made a series of decisions that complicated cementing operations and trig...
Nigeria`s oil region hit by fresh spill
The clean-up would require USD 1 billion and take thirty years to undertake.
Reduction in rate of MV Rak oil spill: Coast Guard
Coast Guard ships Samudra Prahari, Varuna and Kamala Devi are combating the oil spill from MV Rak C...
Coast Guard to fix oil leakage from MV Rak today
Diving operation to identify and plug the oil leak from the sunk cargo vessel MV Rak are expected to...
No cause of concern over oil spill, says Natarajan
Ruling out any cause of concern over the oil spill from a sunk cargo vessel off the Mumbai coast, ...
Mumbai: Oil spill from sunken ship decreases
The oil spill from cargo vessel MV Rak off the Mumbai coast has decreased in quantum as compared t...
Oil spill threatens Mumbai coastline
The ship MT Rak Carrier was laden with 60,000 tonnes of coal and 340 tonnes of fuel and diesel when ...
Mumbai: Eco disaster looms following oil spill
The city of Mumbai is facing an environmental disaster as reports suggest the sinking of cargo vesse...
Anger mounts in China over oil spill
China National Offshore Oil Corporation has been slammed for hiding an oil spill hidden for a month.
Rising river complicates Exxon oil spill cleanup
Up to 1,000 barrels of crude oil oozed into the legendary Yellowstone before the leak was stopped.
Oil spilled into Yellowstone River in US
An oil pipeline in US state Montana has ruptured and spilled crude oil into the Yellowstone River.
BP oil spill partly blamed for Gulf dolphin deaths
The deaths of over 150 dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico so far this year is due to the BP oil spill.
Role of bacteria in degrading Gulf oil spill revealed
Recirculation of water allowed bacteria to increase in number and degrade the chemicals more rapidly...
A year after BP spill, US vows to restore Gulf
President Barack Obama vowed to do "whatever is necessary" to restore the US Gulf Coast.
Fishermen in battle for BP oil spill compensation
Nearly an year after, BP`s quasi-independent claims facility has paid $3.9 bn to 177,000 claimants.
Gulf oil spill: Ex-BP boss Hayward may be charged with manslaughter
Possible charges include manslaughter, which carries up to 10 years jail.
Gulf of Mexico oil spill toll was huge: Study
The ecological damage may be 50 times higher than believed, says a study.
Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead
Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
No compensation paid for oil leak: Fishermen association
The fishermen`s association here threatened to move the Bombay HC over the delay in distribution of ...
About 30,000 barrels of oil spilled in Mumbai harbour: ICG
The rupture in ONGC`s Mumbai-Uran pipeline resulted in about 30,000 barrels of crude leaking into ...
Oil leak under control, spill will disperse in 48 hrs: ONGC
The oil leak that created a mile-long slick some 80 km off the Mumbai Coast this morning has been ...
Massive oil spill could happen again: Panel
BP and its partners made a series of cost-cutting decisions that triggered the oil spill .
BP, firms made risky decisions before spill: Report
A series of decisions to cut costs contributed to the BP oil spill disaster.
US sues BP, eight others over Gulf oil spill
US says "violations of safety and operational regulations" caused explosion.
BP oil spill panel nears final stretch of probe
A key federal investigative panel is nearing the final stretch in its quest to assign blame for the ...
Ships without oil spill insurance cover can`t dock in Gujarat
Learning lessons from recent incidents of oil spill, Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) has directed tha...
Gulf oil firms need `top to bottom reforms`: US panel
The three companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster lacked a safety culture and need a...
Scientists find damage to coral near BP well
federal scientists have found damage to deep sea coral and other marine life on the ocean floor.
US govt blocked scientists on spill estimate: Panel
A commission investigating the response to BP oil spill raps White House.
Problems plague BP`s oil spill compensation fund
Many livelihoods have crumbled since the April 20 rig explosion that killed 11 workers & spewed 200 ...
Oil from BP spill traveled 500 kms: Scientists
Some 205 million gallons of oil flowed into the Gulf after the April 20.
Gulf oil displaced, killed whale sharks?
If whale sharks have ingested oil, there is a good possibility that they died and sank to the bottom...
Sea-snot blizzard ‘caused by Gulf spill’
Researchers say that ‘sea snot’—sticky clumps of phytoplankton – have been caused by the Gulf of Mex...
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