Oil spills

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California justice department to investigate enormous oil spill
Attorney general will seek to determine cause of spill and how it could have been prevented

Mark Oliver and agencies

11, Oct, 2021 @11:22 PM

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Rotting Red Sea oil tanker could leave 8m people without water
Tanker Safer has been abandoned since 2017 and loss of its 1.1m barrels would destroy Yemen’s fishing stocks

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

11, Oct, 2021 @3:16 PM

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Why California’s enormous oil spill won’t be its last
The state’s ageing oil infrastructure means more disasters are likely as companies move away from fossil fuels

Katharine Gammon in Los Angeles

09, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘It is there pretty much forever’: Huntington Beach oil spill may permanently affect birds
Spill off California coast will be difficult to clear from areas that are home to diverse array of birds and endangered plants and animals

Gabrielle Canon

06, Oct, 2021 @1:46 PM

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Officials knew of California oil spill 12 hours before cleanup began
Authorities face questions over how much damage could have been prevented after 126,000 gallons of crude seeped into ocean

Gabrielle Canon in Los Angeles and agencies

05, Oct, 2021 @9:16 PM

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California beaches closed as ‘devastating’ oil spill threatens wildlife
An estimated 126,000 gallons leaked from an underwater pipeline in one of the largest spills in recent state history

Gabrielle Canon in Huntington Beach and agencies

04, Oct, 2021 @8:40 PM

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Nigerians could see justice over Shell oil spills after six decades
A landmark legal case is laying the groundwork for communities to sue parent companies for the damages of their subsidiaries

Maggie Andresen in Okogbe-Ahoada, Nigeria, for Floodlight

29, Sep, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Hurricane Ida: divers find broken pipeline in search for source of Gulf oil spill
Coast Guard says potential slicks spotted in Gulf of Mexico after the powerful storm wreaked havoc in the region last week

Staff and agencies

06, Sep, 2021 @12:57 AM

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Syrian oil spill moving towards Cyprus appears to partially dissolve
Spill was threatening island’s Karpas peninsula, but pieces have detached and fate now depends on sea currents

Helena Smith in Athens

01, Sep, 2021 @3:32 PM

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Sri Lanka’s worst ever maritime disaster reveals the true cost of our identity crisis | Sandali Handagama
We must find a way to embrace shipping, the ocean and our place in the world without shackling ourselves to unpayable foreign debt

Sandali Handagama

11, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Sri Lankans face up to ‘unmeasurable cost’ of cargo ship disaster
Fishing communities fear for future as oil, plastic and toxic chemicals devastate ecosystem

Zinara Rathnayake in Colombo

04, Jun, 2021 @12:26 PM

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Sri Lanka faces disaster as burning ship spills chemicals on beaches
Debris has killed marine life and is being seen as country’s worst environmental catastrophe

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

31, May, 2021 @12:48 PM

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