Up to 200 birds injured off Norway after spill

As many as 200 oil-stained birds have been found after an Icelandic cargo ship ran aground last week and began leaking fuel inside Norway`s only marine natural reserve.

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 the ocean, an Indian Coast Guard (ICG) official said
today.

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 complete overhaul, the head of a US presidential probe
said today.

Hungary dam nearly ready, govt to control spill firm

Emergency dam is being built to prevent 2nd spill of toxic industrial waste.

First arrest in Hungarian toxic mud disaster

The European Union will re-examine laws covering industrial waste.

No new cracks found on red sludge pool in Hungary

Officials in Hungary say no new cracks have been detected overnight on the north wall of the red sludge reservoir which was thought to be close to collapse and that the situation is "hopeful."

No new cases of oil contamination: DGS

Even as the clean-up exercise at
the Elephanta shores continues, no new cases of oil
contamination was reported today, the Director General of
Shipping said.

High rise chemical spill snarls NY`s Times Square

Several blocks of NYT were closed down after an hazardous materials spill in a high rise building.

India reviews readiness to tackle oil spills

Indian Coast Guard reviewed its plans to tackle oil spills in wake of the spill in Gulf of Mexico.

Oil soaks coastal marshes, birds as spill grows

Officials have begun to survey the damage caused by the Gulf oil spill in coastal marshes.

Gulf spill highlights fears over Arctic drilling

The devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill has heightened fears of a similar disaster occurring off the Arctic coast when long-planned exploratory drilling is due to get under way later this year.

Fears grow over oil spill off US coast

The Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster will develop into one of the worst spills in US history if the well is not sealed, the coast guard officer leading the response warned.

US port shut as `highly explosive` containers punctured

A major US port was shut down today after nine containers of "highly explosive material" were accidentally punctured, officials said, recommending that part of the city be evacuated.