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Experts Arrive To Help Barehanded Children Clean Up Massive Bangladeshi Oil Spill

The estuary was protected as a sanctuary for rare dolphin species, but that designation did not prevent oil spreading at least 40 miles, deep into the area’s mangroves, shorelines, and wetlands. The post Experts Arrive To Help Barehanded Children Clean Up Massive Bangladeshi Oil Spill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Oil Spills from Black Sea Pipeline

A leak on a major Russian oil pipeline caused a spill in the Black Sea near the port of Tuapse on Wednesday where officials said stormy weather was hampering efforts to assess and respond to the mishap. The post Oil Spills from Black Sea Pipeline appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Pipeline Spills into Black Sea From Russian Source

A leak on a major Russian oil pipeline caused a spill in the Black Sea near the port of Tuapse on Wednesday where officials said stormy weather was hampering efforts

Oil Spill Response: USCG, CCG & Foss Team

Canadian, U.S. Coast Guards and Foss Maritime coordinate a textbook response operation. Robust response trumps the need for later salvage. In the early hours of Friday,

UN Accused Of ‘Anti-Israel Agenda’ After Passing Oil Spill Compensation Resolution

A UN resolution urging Israel to pay compensation to Lebanon in the amount of over $850 million was met with an angry response from the Israel UN mission on Friday. The resolution, which is not legally binding, refers to an oil spill...Show More Summary

UN Asks Israel to Pay Lebanon $850 million for the 2006 Oil Spill

The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006. The assembly voted 170-6 in favor of the resolution, with three abstentions. Israel, […]

Interview: Oil Spill Repsonse Insights from MSRC's Benze: Steven T. Benz, President and CEO, Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC)

As President and CEO of MSRC, Steve Benz presides over the largest oil spill response company in the United States (and worldwide). In that position since January 1996,

57,000-Gallon Oil Spill In Canada Forces Closure Of Pipeline To U.S.

Following the incident, the company said it was "committed to the goal of reaching zero spills and will thoroughly investigate the incident for lessons learned." The post 57,000-Gallon Oil Spill In Canada Forces Closure Of Pipeline To U.S. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Greenpoint green groups get $11 million in grant money

Money obtained by the state in a 2011 settlement with Exxon Mobil over its oil spill will fuel six programs.

Ocean Roundup: Humpback Whales Communicate to Feed at Night, Bangladesh Oil Spill Threatening Sundarbans Mangroves, and More

A humpback whale feeding. New research shows humpback whales make “tick-tock” noises to feed at night. (Photo: Garrett Coakley / Flickr Creative Commons) - European Union fishery ministers reached agreements on commercial catch regulations for 2015, allowing for increased catches in cod, prawns, plaice, haddock, and more in certain areas. Show More Summary

Krill Swarms Spark MV Rena Oil Spill Scare

Reports of "big blotches" of oil spotted near the wreck site of the MV Rena at Astrolabe Reef and feared to be coming from the ship's remains have turned out to be just giant, perfectly natural swarms of krill. The post Krill Swarms Spark MV Rena Oil Spill Scare appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

First Rare Irrawaddy Dolphin Found Dead After Bangladesh Oil Spill More Deaths Expected

The selvage of the wrecked oil tanker took more than two days, while authorities in Bangladesh failed to contain or clean up the oil. Now, the first of what is expected to be a myriad of deaths of a rare Irrawaddy dolphin has occurred. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Filefish Use Chemical Scent to Camouflage, Bangladesh Oil Spill Threatening Endangered Dolphins, and More

An orange-spotted filefish (Oxymonacanthus longirostris). These fish both look and smell like coral reef habitat to hide from predators. (Photo: jaredzimmerman [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons) - Nicaragua's Pearl Cays region has seen a large increase in hawksbill sea turtle nests since 2000, from about 154 nests in 2000 to 468 in 2014. Show More Summary

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Sydney Siege Sparks Muslim Call for Calm Amid Backlash Fear (BBG) Oil Spilling Over Into Central Bank Policy as Fed Enters Fray (BBG) Biggest LBO of 2014: BC Partners to acquire PetSmart for $8.7 billion (Reuters) Tremble algos: the SEC has hired... Show More Summary

Massive Oil Spill Threatens Bangladesh's Sundarbans

Protesters are demanding a stronger government response. Absent effective government measures, however, Bangladesh will have to keep relying on civil society and volunteers in this environmental disaster.

The Great Invisible: The Feel-Bad Movie of the Year!

THE GREAT INVISIBLE Yep, everything's terrible. An unflinching, up-close look at the devastating repercussions of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, The Great Invisible travels from Alabama to Louisiana to Texas, tracking down oil-rigShow More Summary

Massive oil spill in fragile Israeli desert nature reserve could take years to clean up

A major oil spill in an Israeli nature reserve could take years to clean up, according to ecologists with Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority. About three to five million liters of crude spilled from the Eliat-Askelon pipeline into the Evrona Desert Reserve

Oil spills threatens endangered dolphins

45-mile stretch of river coated in sticky black oil after tanker sinks in fragile delta ecosystem near Bangladesh-India border

India on Alert After Oil Spill in Sundarbans

Authorities on India's eastern coast are on alert after a tanker and another vessel collided, spilling more than 350,000 litres of furnace oil into the waters of

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