U.N. Gets OK to Aid Crippled Yemen Tanker After Months of Waiting

Officials have been waiting since July to inspect and repair the FSO Safer, a stricken tanker off the Yemen coast. Houthi rebels have finally given approval, the U.N. said.

#al-hudaydah-yemen, #houthis, #oil-spills, #united-nations, #yemen

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What to Know About N.Y.’s Plastic Bag Ban

After months of delays and a lawsuit, the statewide ban on the single-use bags is being enforced. Paper bags are now 5 cents.

#brooklyn-public-library, #convenience-stores, #johnson-linda-e, #libraries-and-librarians, #new-york-city, #oil-spills, #plastic-bags, #recalls-and-bans-of-products

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Venezuela, Once an Oil Giant, Reaches the End of an Era

Venezuela’s oil reserves, the world’s largest, transformed the country and the global energy market. Now its oil sector is grinding to a halt — perhaps never to recover.

#caracas-venezuela, #chavez-hugo, #maduro-nicolas, #nationalization-of-industry, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #pdvsa, #reserves-natural-resources

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The Amazon Was Sick. Now It’s Sicker.

Peru’s government did far too little to protect its Indigenous people from the coronavirus, just as it has failed to protect them from the health threats of environmental contamination.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #oil-spills, #peru

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What the Oil Spill in Venezuela Tells Us About Its Politics

The largest oil reserves and one of the world’s most incompetent governments have brought authoritarianism, economic collapse and environmental disaster to the country.

#caracas-venezuela, #chavez-hugo, #maduro-nicolas, #oil-spills, #pdvsa

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Dead Dolphins Wash Ashore After Oil Spill Off Mauritius

The deaths have added to growing concern that the spill could be disastrous for Mauritius, a tiny island nation off Africa’s eastern coast that is highly dependent on fishing and tourism.

#greenpeace, #indian-ocean, #mauritius, #mitsui-osk-lines-ltd, #oil-spills, #ships-and-shipping

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Anger Mounts Over Mauritius Oil Spill

Islanders have joined together in an effort to contain an estimated 1,000 tons of fuel oil that leaked into the waters surrounding the picturesque nation off Africa’s eastern coast.

#africa, #environment, #mauritius, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills

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Mauritius Faces Environmental Crisis as Oil Spills From Grounded Ship

A Japanese-owned bulk carrier ran aground near the Indian Ocean island in late July, with nearly 4,000 tons of fuel oil and 200 tons of diesel on board. And now its hull has cracked.

#indian-ocean, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mauritius, #nagashiki-shipping-co-ltd, #oil-spills, #ships-and-shipping, #wakashio

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As if Yemen Needed More Woes, a Decrepit Oil Tanker Threatens Disaster

A rusting vessel used for years to store oil off Yemen’s coast poses what the United Nations has called a dire and entirely preventable threat of ecological catastrophe.

#al-hudaydah-yemen, #houthis, #humanitarian-aid, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-spills, #red-sea, #united-nations, #united-nations-environment-program, #yemen

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Russia Declares Emergency After Arctic Oil Spill

The leak of more than 20,000 tons of diesel in Siberia, said to be one of the country’s worst such accidents, turned a river crimson and was heading for the ocean.

#arctic-regions, #investigative-committee-russia, #norilsk-russia, #norilsk-nickel, #oil-spills, #putin-vladimir-v

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A Decade After Deepwater Horizon

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

#audubon-society-national, #bp-plc, #coast-erosion, #deepwater-horizon, #environmental-defense-fund, #gulf-coast-us, #gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill-2010, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills

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