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New Zealand at risk of becoming the next oil exploration frontier

Rachael Shaw

6th November 2013

Deep sea drilling will soon commence in the rough waters off the NZ coast. This could mark the beginning of an oil rush in which democratic process, public concern, environmental protection and safety considerations are all swept aside. more...

The Ecologist March 1972: Oil pollution of the sea

Ben Martin

March 5th, 2012

Forty years ago this month, Neiton Pilpel investigated oil pollution at sea. As oil spills became ever more common, can marine life cope? more...
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Co-operative, M&S and Waitrose accused of greenwash over close links to 'unethical' companies

Ben Miller

7th February, 2012

Seemingly ethical companies like The Co-operative, M&S and Waitrose have been accused of double-standards over their partnerships with oil giants like BP, Shell and Chevron more...
Ecuador rainforest

David v Goliath: Chevron plots to avoid cleaning up oil pollution in Amazon rainforest

Tom Levitt

9th January, 2011

Ecuador government urged not to give in to pressure from the US oil giant Chevron to drop record $18 billion fine for its part in the 'Chernobyl of the Amazon' more...
Oil rig

North Sea oil spill: polluters should pay but can we make them?

Susie Wilks

17th August, 2011

Shell’s oil spill in the North Sea this week is the worst in a decade, but compensation for any environmental damage could be in short supply says Susie Wilks from ClientEarth more...
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US plans to sue BP will 'not prevent future ecocide'

Tom Levitt

16th December, 2010

US officials say they are determined to 'prevent future devastation' but campaigners say fines alone will not make oil and energy companies change risky behaviour more...
A ship breaking through Arctic ice

Arctic oil spill could take 'year or more' to clean up

Ecologist

24th September, 2010

Russia and the US are leading the scramble for oil and gas in the Arctic, but Gulf of Mexico pollution highlights danger of oil spills say campaigners more...
Oil spill

Gulf oil disaster not unique to BP and will 'happen again'

Ecologist

9th September, 2010

UK government needs to 'wake up' to the dangers of offshore drilling and outlaw the practice, demand activists more...
oil in water

Toxic dispersants in Gulf oil spill creating hidden marine crisis

Tom Levitt and Nicole Edmison

6th September, 2010

More than 200 million tons of crude oil have gushed into the Gulf of Mexico since the rupture of Deepwater Horizon. The chemicals used to clean up the spill have received less attention but could have devastating long-term effects on the marine ecosystem more...
oil in water

The link between BP, geoengineering and GM

Jim Thomas

28th June, 2010

BP won't stop at dangerous deep water drilling: the company is bent on still more dangerous projects, including genetic modification and hacking the planet's atmosphere... more...
Oil spill

BP criminal action will not safeguard against oil spills, say campaigners

Ecologist

3rd June, 2010

Sanctions and legal action against BP unlikely to prevent further oil spill, say environmental groups that argue the US needs to cut its ties with oil industry more...
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Scientists use shellfish to assess toxic impact of BP gulf oil spill

Ecologist

26th May, 2010

Concerns rise that smaller animals will absorb toxic compounds and pass them along the marine food chain causing lasting damage to fisheries and marine ecosystems more...

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Black Sea

News

13th November, 2007

Russia was facing up to a ten-year clean-up operation after a major oil spill in the Black Sea region. more...

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