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The dangers of Arctic oil

Background | 22 February, 2012 at 15:58

Arctic oil drilling is a dangerous, high-risk enterprise and an oil spill under these icy waters would have a catastrophic impact on one of the most pristine, unique and beautiful landscapes on earth. The risks of such an accident are ever...

Petrobras abandons plans for deep sea oil drilling in New Zealand

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 4 December, 2012 3 comments

It's fantastic news for the region's coastal communities and beyond: Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has abandoned its plans for deep sea oil drilling off the coast of New Zealand! The world's third largest oil company has decided...

Another tanker carrying oil in the Baltic runs aground

Feature story | 12 December, 2002 at 0:00

We said it was only a matter of time, and it seems we were right. Another tanker carrying 55,000 tonnes of fuel oil ran aground in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda overnight. There are conflicting reports whether the vessel is leaking oil but...

Bearing witness to Russia’s forgotten disaster

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 4 July, 2012 4 comments

Like a tap that’s been left running, ongoing oil spills on land in Russia have polluted rivers, the sea and countryside , imposing extreme hardship on the everyday life of the inhabitants of the Komi Republic. Once an area where...

The 5 important lessons not learnt from Deepwater Horizon

Blog entry by JulietteH | 20 April, 2012 5 comments

The second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster is upon us - and looking at the lessons the oil industry got from it, you’d think it never happened. Here are the most important points governments and oil companies didn’t...

Firefighters Tragedy in Dalian 7

Image | 20 July, 2010 at 17:34

20 July 2010 - China. An oil firefighter, Zhang Liang, attempts to fix an underwater pump during oil spill cleanup operations in Dalian. Zhang Liang later drowned in the oily water, despite desperate efforts to rescue him. The spill was caused by...

Firefighters Tragedy in Dalian 8

Image | 20 July, 2010 at 17:41

20 July 2010 - China. Two oil firefighters Zhang Liang (R) and Han Xiaoxiong (L), attempt to fix an underwater pump during oil spill cleanup operations in Dalian. One of the men, Zhang Liang, later drowned in the oily water, despite desperate...

Firefighters Tragedy in Dalian 10

Image | 20 July, 2010 at 17:52

20 July 2010 - China. Firefighter worker Zhang Liang drowns in oil as a man attempts to rescue him and his colleague, Han Xiaoxiong, who raises Zhang Liang’s hand out of the water surface. The workers ran into trouble as they were attempting to...

It's my Arctic too

Blog entry by Henning Reinton | 22 November, 2011 4 comments

On November 18th, Norway’s Foreign Minister  Jonas Gahr Stoere announced that drilling for oil in the Arctic is “ the project of a generation ”. It’s a bit unclear to me whose generation that is, but I can assure him it’s not mine. ...

Daily News: Lego removes deforestation from its packaging; Yellowstone oil spill...

Blog entry by Josh S | 8 July, 2011

Top news: Lego has announced sweeping changes to its procurement processes; the Yellowstone River oil spill could have been prevented; Greenpeace report demonstrates why McKinsey shouldn’t be trusted to advise on rainforests; genetic...

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