18 August 2006 - A local fisherman stands ankle deep in oil spilled on the beaches near his home. The spill began on August 11 when Solar I, a Petron-chartered single hull vessel carrying 2.1 million litres of oil sank in the Guimaras Strait, about 500km southeast of Manila.

© Greenpeace

I somehow missed posting the month in pictures weeks ago. So here it is!

August: The Month in Pictures »

04 August 2006 - Sweden has shut down four of its 10 nuclear plants after faults were discovered.

05 August 2006 - Illegal timber found on the Australian market

10 August 2006 - Rainbow Warrior completes joint mission with MSF to transport humanitarian supplies to Lebanon

14 August 2006 - Mexican crop circle asks the question

14 August 2006 - Oil spills - Philippines, Indian Ocean and Lebanon

16 August 2006 - Manilla harbour garbage - blog from the Esperanza

18 August 2006 - Philippines spill witnessed first hand.

21 August 2006 - Piratefishers stopped in harbour (Dutch language)

21 August 2006 - Fires in Galacia (Spanish language)

24 August 2006 - French tuna fishermen blockade the Rainbow Warrior

24 August 2006 - French tuna fishermen blockade the Rainbow Warrior

25 August 2006 - Mayon Volcano erupting in the Philippines - download the wallpaper.

28 August 2006 - A majestic encounter with whale sharks.

30 August 2006 - RIP bluefin tuna.

30 August 2006 - Forest fires rage again in Indonesia.