Oil spills

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Israel claims Iran dumped oil in sea in 'environmental attack'
Environmental protection minister says suspect ship is now anchored in Iran but offers no evidence spill was intentional

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

04, Mar, 2021 @9:27 AM

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'It'll take decades to clean': oil spill ravages east Mediterranean
Israel is reeling from a disastrous tar slick, while oily sand has been found in southern Lebanon

Oliver Holmes in Ashdod, Israel

22, Feb, 2021 @6:16 PM

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Solomon Islands: ship crew accused of dumping 1,000 litres of oil in sea
Government alleges bulk carrier discharged heavy fuel oil into the sea off Santa Cruz island

Dorothy Wickham in Honiara

18, Feb, 2021 @4:03 AM

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Nigerians can bring claims against Shell in UK, supreme court rules
Ogale and Bille villagers say Shell oil operations have caused severe pollution including to their drinking water

Sandra Laville and Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

12, Feb, 2021 @12:55 PM

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'A clear danger': oil spill in California city revives calls to cut ties with Chevron
An estimated 600 gallons of oil have spilled from the Richmond refinery into the San Francisco Bay

Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco

11, Feb, 2021 @8:15 PM

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Mining giant Glencore faces human rights complaint over toxic spill in Chad
Dozens of villagers, including children, claim they suffered severe burns and sickness after contact with contaminated water

Kate Hodal

28, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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This is my message to the western world – your civilisation is killing life on Earth | Nemonte Nenquimo
We Indigenous people are fighting to save the Amazon, but the whole planet is in trouble because you do not respect it, says Indigenous campaigner Nemonte Nenquimo

Nemonte Nenquimo

12, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Robots and magnetic soap: scientists rethink oil spill clean-ups
Incidents such as ship stranding in Mauritius stress need for quick and effective solutions

Rhi Storer

29, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Chad halts lake's world heritage status request over oil exploration
Exclusive: African state says it has agreements with oil companies in Lake Chad area

Mélanie Gouby

24, Sep, 2020 @9:14 AM

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Crews prepare to sink Mauritius spill ship despite opposition
MV Wakashio has split in two and leaked 1,000 tonnes of oil into the water since it ran aground

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

21, Aug, 2020 @2:11 PM

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Experts and volunteers scramble to save Mauritius's wildlife after oil spill
Grounded carrier has split in half and poor conditions make removal of ship’s remaining oil risky

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

16, Aug, 2020 @5:14 PM

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This oil spill could destroy the beautiful Mauritius I once knew | Alex Lenferna
Leaking oil now threatens the majestic ocean ecosystems of my home island – already at risk from the climate crisis, says climate justice campaigner Alex Lenferna

Alex Lenferna

15, Aug, 2020 @9:00 AM

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