Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico: What We Know

The company leading the cleanup now says it isn’t responsible for the leak, highlighting the tangle of pipes, many of them abandoned, on the seafloor.

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Satellite Images Find Oil Spill in Gulf Left in Ida’s Wake

Satellite and aerial survey images show oil spreading off the coast of an oil and gas hub in Louisiana.

#global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #talos-energy-llc

The Nigerian Activist Trying to Sell Plants to the Oil Company That Destroyed Them

“I need to help my women to stand,” says Martha Agbani, who helped a group of women from the Niger Delta build a flourishing mangrove nursery.

#agbani-martha, #agriculture-and-farming, #conservation-of-resources, #content-type-personal-profile, #mangroves, #niger-delta-nigeria, #nigeria, #oil-spills, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #trees-and-shrubs, #women-and-girls, #yaataah-nigeria

Ida Hit One of the Country’s Biggest Oil and Chemical Hubs

Louisiana’s 17 oil refineries account for nearly a fifth of the nation’s capacity. Past hurricanes have cause toxic spills.

#floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hurricane-ida-2021, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #natural-gas, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #phillips-66, #refineries, #st-bernard-parish-la, #valero-energy-corporation

Sri Lanka, Facing ‘Worst’ Marine Disaster, Investigates Cargo Ship Fire

A fire has raged on a cargo ship off the coast of Sri Lanka for 12 days, sending toxic chemicals and tons of plastic into the country’s waters and polluting its beaches.

#beaches, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #oil-spills, #plastic-bags, #ships-and-shipping, #sri-lanka, #water-pollution

Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast

An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #bp-plc, #coast-erosion, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #floods, #global-warming, #gulf-of-mexico, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #mississippi-river, #oil-spills, #wetlands

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

U.N. Delays Salvage of Yemen Oil Tanker Amid Fears of Major Spill

The United Nations had planned to start a maritime salvage operation to prevent leaks from a dilapidated tanker holding four times the oil that spilled in the Exxon Valdez disaster. But Houthi insurgents have failed to provide a written security guarantee, the U.N. said.

#houthis, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #united-nations, #yemen

Shell Subsidiary Must Compensate Nigerian Farmers, Dutch Court Rules

An appeals court said that a small group of farmers in the Niger Delta region whose livelihoods were affected by oil spills in 2006 and 2007 should receive payouts.

#agriculture-and-farming, #decisions-and-verdicts, #niger-delta-nigeria, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #royal-dutch-shell-plc

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

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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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