Israel’s Beaches Are Littered With Tar After Mysterious Oil Spill

The environmental damage is being called one of Israel’s worst ecological disasters in decades. “I feel like I want to cry,” said an official. “It’s everywhere.”

#beaches, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-spills

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President Biden to Sign Executive Order, Pausing Oil and Gas Leasing

The array of directives — touching on international relations, drilling policy, employment and national security, among other things — elevate climate change across every level of the federal government.

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Norway’s Supreme Court Makes Way for More Arctic Drilling

The top court ruled against environmental groups Tuesday, saying the right to a clean environment did not bar the government from drilling for offshore oil.

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Lebanon and Israel, Officially Enemies, Agree to Talks on Sea Border

The negotiations will be their first on nonsecurity issues in three decades but officials do not expect them to lead to peace talks.

#berri-nabih, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-relations, #israel, #lebanon, #mediterranean-sea, #natural-gas, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #politics-and-government, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations

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Trump, Calling Himself ‘the No. 1 Environmental President,’ Green Washes His Record

President Trump traveled to Florida to declare himself “a great environmentalist,” extending a moratorium on offshore oil drilling that his administration had moved to end.

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Piracy Surges in Gulf of Mexico, Prompting U.S. Warning

There have been scores of attacks in Mexican waters, taxing the country’s overstretched security forces.

#campeche-mexico, #crime-and-criminals, #gulf-of-mexico, #international-transport-workersfederation, #maritime-crime, #mexico, #micoperi-marine-contractors, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #piracy-at-sea, #ships-and-shipping

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Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Doom North Sea Oil?

The steep fall in prices and demand is undermining a proud yet declining industry.

#aberdeen-scotland, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #north-sea, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

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Deepwater Horizon Ten Years On

Members of the bipartisan commission created to investigate the spill say Congress and the Trump administration have failed to take safety seriously.

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A Decade After Deepwater Horizon

Rolling back regulations ignores the central lessons from the country’s largest oil spill.

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