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Carl Safina: The oil spill’s unseen culprits, victims

he Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it’s bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf — and many so-called solutions are making … Continue reading

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China battles Yellow Sea oil spill

Chinese authorities struggling to contain the environmental and economic damage of a major oil spill in the Yellow sea which began last Friday. The pipeline has now been repaired, but the cause of the explosion that ruptured it is unknown. Al … Continue reading

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China tries to stop Yellow Sea oil slick

Authorities in Liaoning province in north-east China step up efforts to disperse major oil slick by mobilising 800 fishing boats to help clean-up operation near Dalian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2010/jul/20/china-yellow-sea-oil-fire

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Lessons in Brazil’s oil spill after a decade

In Brazil, an oil disaster 10 years ago struck an ecosystem much like the mangrove swamps in the US now being threatened by the giant BP oil leak in the US Gulf of Mexico. More than 1.3 million litres of … Continue reading

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Slideshow: An Environmental Disaster Unfolds

A collection of photographs from the NY Times, from the explosion on April 20 through the weeks of efforts to plug the leak. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/05/27/us/201005_oil-spill-photo-gallery.html

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Examining the legacy of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill

As experts try to assess the long-term impact of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the BBC World Service asked two people who experienced the Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989 to look back and consider its impact on Alaska’s … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico oil leak ‘worst US environment disaster’

“The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced, a senior official has said. White House energy adviser Carol Browner also said the US was “prepared for the worst scenario” that the leak might not … Continue reading

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BP’s behaviour in the Gulf is appalling. But our thirst for oil is the real issue

Science will solve this crisis, but the real cause is America’s demands and our refusal to pay oil’s true price http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/30/bp-oil-spill-gulf-mexico

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US Oil Spill: The Big Picture Gallery

A very good photo gallery of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Over one month after the initial explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, crude oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico, and oil slicks … Continue reading

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