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BP declares deep-sea well ‘sealed’ 0

Post Views: 2 BP declares deep-sea well ‘sealed’ US officials say energy company has finally sealed oil well that spilled 780 million litres of oil in Gulf of Mexico.  The oil spill has been an economic nightmare for people along

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BP’s report into the explosion published today 0

Post Views: 1 BP’s report into the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is published at noon today. The company is expected to admit it is partly to blame for

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BP Releases Report on Causes of Gulf of Mexico Tragedy 0

Post Views: 2 Here below the Press Release issued by BP BP Releases Report on Causes of Gulf of Mexico Tragedy No single factor caused the Macondo well tragedy. Rather, a sequence of failures involving a number of different parties

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Hurricane Katrina after five years: a symbolic funeral but anger lives on 0

Post Views: 2 Hurricane Katrina after five years: a symbolic funeral but anger lives on Ceremony was supposed to give victims closure, but that is difficult for many who fled and can’t afford to rebuild or return Chris McGreal in

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Slow Violence and the BP Coverups 0

Post Views: 9 The Gulf Crisis is Not Over Three vanishing acts are being played out in the Gulf: the disappearing of the oil from the ocean surface by Corexit, the disappearing of the story by the media blockade, and

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Shell for oil pollution in Niger delta 0

Post Views: 5 Shell for oil pollution in Niger delta Oil giant blamed for 10% of 9m barrels leaked in 40 yearsReport claims rest of leaking oil caused by saboteurs John Vidal, environment editor Oil pipelines in Okrika, near Port

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Now Atlantic is found to have huge ‘garbage patch’ 0

Post Views: 2 A huge expanse of floating plastic debris has been documented for the first time in the North Atlantic Ocean. The size of the affected area rivals the “great Pacific garbage patch” in the world’s other great ocean

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Coal-fired power stations win reprieve 0

Post Views: 0 Coal-fired power stations win reprieveExclusive: Government’s decision to put pollution standards ‘on hold’ raises possibility of dirtiest coal plants going ahead  David Cameron and Nick Clegg campaigned for carbon emission cuts at Kingsnorth power station while in

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China: Zhouqu landslide, a man made disaster 0

Post Views: 52 ide happened in Zhouqu in Gansu province. According to official Xinhua news, the disaster has so far taken away 127 people’s lives and 1,294 people reported missing. Since there is very limited information from official media outlets,

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Women of the Storm 0

Post Views: 1   “Be the One,” a campaign urging citizens to petition the Congress towards passing and funding a comprehensive Gulf Coast restoration plan, has drawn criticism from some who point to the group’s corporate oil and gas industry

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