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BP, Total risk oil spill with 30% chance of reaching Amazon Reef

Press release | 4 July, 2017 at 3:00

London, 4 July 2017 - A consortium of oil companies including BP and Total may be only a few weeks away from getting permission to drill for oil close to the barely explored Amazon Reef. Scientific experts have raised concern about plans to drill...

Greenpeace blocks Arctic destruction Activists occupy Shell icebreaker in Finland

Press release | 1 May, 2012 at 12:43

Helsinki, 1 May 2012 – In an effort to prevent destructive oil drilling in the Arctic, dozens of Greenpeace Nordic activists have boarded and occupied a Shell-contracted icebreaker in Helsinki harbour as it prepared to leave for the Alaskan...

Kerch oil spill

Feature story | 14 November, 2007 at 1:00

Our team on the ground reports that mitigation efforts were severely hampered due to more bad weather. Kilometres of coast are soaked in oil, and more has sunk to the seabed. An estimated 30,000 birds have died. The full extent of the disaster...

Philippines oil spill

Feature story | 18 August, 2006 at 2:00

Today, Joaquin Nava, the Governor of the Philippine island hardest hit by a 350,000 litre oil spill, issued a desperate plea for help:"We can only watch in horror how an oil spill can undo in a few days our initiatives which have taken decades to...

Shell spills again: Pipeline leaks 20,000 gallons of oil in northern California

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | 26 May, 2016 1 comment

For the second time in two weeks, Shell has spilled thousands of gallons of oil, this time in California’s Central Valley. Less than two weeks after dumping nearly 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico , Shell Oil is...

Philippines spill witnessed first hand

Feature story | 21 August, 2006 at 2:00

It took Rodolfo Galuna only 15 days to build the small wooden boat he named "Rona". But now the 52-year-old fisherman has no use for it. Black, stinking oil sludge covers the boat’s hull, has crept into Galuna's back yard and quietly destroyed...

Prestige leaking, but activists protesting another rustbucket are stopped

Feature story | 6 December, 2002 at 1:00

The first images of the sunken oil tanker off Spain are out. Black oil is oozing out of the Prestige contrary to the Spanish government's assurance that it would freeze up and solidify at the bottom of the ocean. If it continues the Prestige...

BP’s next disaster? Not on Spongebob’s watch!

Blog entry by Mal Chadwick | 4 July, 2017 4 comments

BP are at it again.  The company that devastated the Gulf of Mexico with its Deepwater Horizon disaster wants to drill for oil near the pristine Amazon Reef. What could possibly go wrong?  🤔 Home to pink corals,...

Byzantio tries to hide

Feature story | 4 December, 2002 at 1:00

Why would the owners of a 210 metre oil tanker try to elude activists, mislead journalists and try to sneak into the port of Rotterdam? Do they have something to hide?

Rust bucket oil tanker continues hazardous journey

Feature story | 1 December, 2002 at 1:00

The tanker left Estonia under the cover of darkness on Friday, but not before 20 Greenpeace activists braved the cold attempting to stop the Byzantio. The Byzantio is chartered by the same company that contracted the ill-fated oil tanker Prestige...

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