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File photo: Greenpeace survey of oil pollution

Image | 1 January, 1989 at 2:00

File photo: Greenpeace survey of oil pollution from a spill in Alaska.

Sea otter at rehabilitation centre in Valdez

Image | 30 March, 1989 at 2:00

Sea otter at rehabilitation centre in Valdez after Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Sea otter at rehabilitation centre in Valdez

Image | 30 March, 1989 at 2:00

Sea otter at rehabilitation centre in Valdez after Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Horrific legacy of oil spill

Image | 1 August, 1991 at 12:39

1991 - Greenpeace survey of oil pollution in Prince William Sound as a result of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, Alaska. Diesel Beach, Knight Island.

Supertanker leaking oil

Feature story | 8 October, 2002 at 2:00

How the explosion on the Limburg oil tanker happened is still being debated, but the results are indisputable. The explosion that ripped through the double hulled oil tanker late Sunday produced a gapping hole that spilled as much as 8,000 tonnes...

Bird affected by the crude oil spilled from

Image | 18 November, 2002 at 1:00

Bird affected by the crude oil spilled from the stricken 'Prestige' oil tanker on the beach at Valcovo, Galacia, Spain.

Local people clean up crude oil spilled from

Image | 18 November, 2002 at 1:00

Local people clean up crude oil spilled from the stricken 'Prestige' oil tanker on the beach at Malpica, Galacia, Spain.

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...

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?

Activists deliever oil waste from the Prestige

Image | 4 December, 2002 at 1:00

Activists deliever oil waste from the Prestige oil spill to Crown Resources, the owner of the oil that covered Spain's northern coast.

Greenpeace activists halt movement

Image | 5 December, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists halt movement, by climbing up the mooring ropes of the single-hulled oil tanker Byzantioin the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands yesterday

Greenpeace activists halt movement

Image | 5 December, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists halt movement, by climbing up the mooring ropes of the single-hulled oil tanker Byzantioin the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands yesterday

A oil cleanup volunteer holds a Comorant

Image | 5 December, 2002 at 2:00

A oil cleanup volunteer holds a Comorant covered in oil from the sunken Prestige oil tanker on the coast of Galicia, Spain.

Activists bring oil disaster to European ministers

Feature story | 6 December, 2002 at 1:00

Over 35 Greenpeace activists reenacted an oil disaster at the doorstep of the European Union headquarters as European ministers are meeting to discuss maritime safety. Volunteers dressed in bird costumes with black 'oil' stains carried signs and...

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...

Rainbow Warrior leads protest flotilla in Spain

Feature story | 8 December, 2002 at 1:00

More than 150 local fishing boats and yachts joined Greenpeace's flagship the Rainbow Warrior In a protest flotilla off the Galacian port town of Coruña. Another 2000 people lined the harbour. What do we all want? An guarantee that catastrophes...

Greenpeace divers explore the area around

Image | 10 December, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace divers explore the area around the sunken Prestige and the affect of the leaking oil on marine life.

Greenpeace divers explore the area around

Image | 10 December, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace divers explore the area around the sunken Prestige and the affect of the leaking oil on marine life.

Another tanker carrying oil in the Baltic runs aground

Feature story | 12 December, 2002 at 1:00

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...

Greenpeace boards single-hull tanker in Gibraltar

Feature story | 20 January, 2003 at 1:00

The cleanup of some 25,000 tonnes of oil from the sunken Prestige oil tanker continues along the coasts of Spain, France and Portugal. But single hull tankers are still a permanent presence in the region. Greenpeace activists boarded the single...

Close up of the oil still present 15 years

Image | 11 March, 2004 at 1:00

Close up of the oil still present 15 years after the original spill. Dr. Rick Steiner, Marine Biologist, University of Alaska, examines oil left from the Exxon Valdez oil spill 15 years later, at Rua Cove.

Dr

Image | 11 March, 2004 at 1:00

Dr. Rick Steiner, Marine Biologist, University of Alaska, examines oil left from the Exxon Valdez oil spill 15 years later, at Rua Cove.

Oil spill clean-up

Image | 22 September, 2005 at 19:49

Oil spill clean-ups that we've seen have been crude, with what amounts to towels soaking up the oil and being carried away by boat. Workers are not adequately protected.

The hands of a worker after a first attempt

Image | 9 August, 2006 at 3:00

The hands of a worker after a first attempt today to clean the shore near the harbour of Jbeil (Byblos), which is heavily polluted by oil as a result of the Israeli bombing of the Jiyyeh power plant on the 15th July 2006.

A holiday beach near Jbeil

Image | 9 August, 2006 at 3:00

A holiday beach near Jbeil, which is heavily polluted by oil as a result of the Israeli bombing of the Jiyyeh power plant on the 15th July 2006

An oil

Image | 15 August, 2006 at 3:00

An oil-covered crab in the harbour of Tabarja (just north of Beirut), which is heavily polluted by oil as a result of the Israeli bombing of the Jiyyeh power plant on the 15th July 2006.

Greenpeace ship to assist Philippine Coast Guard to tackle oil spill

Press release | 18 August, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza will sail towards Guimaras Strait this evening to join the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) fleet working to contain and clean-up the Philippines largest ever oil spill in Philippine history.

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...

Oil spills - Philippines, Indian Ocean and Lebanon

Feature story | 18 August, 2006 at 2:00

Oil is harmful to the environment every step of the way. It leaks from pipelines, spills from ships, creates smog in our cities, and is heating up our planet. Marine ecosystems already stressed by over fishing and destructive fishing practices,...

A group of local fisherman from BrgyTando

Image | 18 August, 2006 at 19:27

A group of local fisherman from BrgyTando Village collect oil from beaches by hand. 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...

Greenpeace volunteer Albert Lozada

Image | 18 August, 2006 at 19:29

Greenpeace volunteer Albert Lozada, assists a group of local fisherman from Tando Village assisted by Greenpeace volunteers collect oil from beaches by hand.

Greenpeace called on the Philippine government

Image | 18 August, 2006 at 19:33

Greenpeace called on the Philippine government to hold oil firm Petron and its partners accountable for damages to the environment and people’s livelihoods resulting from the worst oil spill in Philippine history.

The oil reseve tank of the Jieh Power station

Image | 18 August, 2006 at 19:48

The oil reseve tank of the Jieh Power station bombed by Isreali forces on the 15th July

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...

Divers peel away a thick layer of oil lying

Image | 19 September, 2006 at 3:00

Divers peel away a thick layer of oil lying off the coast of Lebanon. The Rainbow Warrior is in the area surveying environmental damage caused by the recent war.

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...

Oil soaked bird

Image | 14 November, 2007 at 1:00

Oil soaked bird. After last weekend's storm in the Black Sea, which sunk and damaged several ships, including oil tankers - approximately 2 thousand tonnes of heavy oil spilled into the sea.

Tricastin: here we go again

Blog entry by Justin | 16 December, 2008

You may have noticed that here at Nuclear Reaction we have something of a dark sense of humour. We’re able to laugh at the worst aspects of the nuclear industry. There is so much black comedy in nearly all the leaks, accidents,...

Oily shells

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 12:53

Oil slick coats dead shells at a bay decimated by the oil spill disaster in Dalian, China, 26 July 2010. According to Greenpeace oil spills pose severe threats to health and livelihoods of residents in Dalian as well as cause long-term damage to...

Firefighter funeral

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 13:37

24 July 2010 - China. Family, friends and local people attend the funeral of firefighter, Zhang Liang (25) who was killed during the Dalian oil spill cleanup on the 20th July. Zhang Liang ran into trouble as he attempted to fix an underwater pump...

Dalian fishing boat cuts through oil sheen

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 14:08

Fishing boats cut through oil sheens at Dalian fishing port where oil scooped from the sea is ferried for storing, Dalian, China, 24 July 2010. Greenpeace warned that China's largest oil spill can pose severe threats to health and livelihoods of...

Oil Pollution! Stay Away!

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 14:18

Greenpeace put up warning signs saying “Oil Pollution! Stay Away! on the beaches of Dalian, China, now polluted with oil. Greenpeace is urging visitors, for their own protection, to stay away from the beaches. Many visitors were still playing...

Greenpeace investigate the Dalian oil spill.

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 14:22

Greenpeace investigation in Dalian has found a dangerous disregard for health and safety in the oil spill’s clean-up effort, as well as the nearby seafood farms and beaches. Greenpeace strongly urges the government to send professional clean-up...

Dalian oil clean-up continues.

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 14:28

The local fishermen use what limited resources are available to clean up the spill. The government says the slick has spread across a 70-square-mile (180-square-kilometer) stretch of ocean.

Dalian oil spill clean-up.

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 16:05

More than 500 of Jinshitan's fishing boats are working on the clean-up effort, starting at 4.30am each day. Oil is still visible at least one kilometer out to sea.

Dalian oil spill reaches the city.

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 16:14

Contaminated ocean water in the city of Dalian. Crude oil started pouring into the Yellow Sea off a busy northeastern port after a pipeline exploded late last week, sparking a massive 15-hour fire.

Oily sludge.

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 16:19

Local fishermen clean up oily sludge by from the contaminated beaches at Nanhaitun, Weitang Bay. The beach is where firefighter Zhang Liang lost his life fixing an underwater pump.

Dalian oil spill clean-up

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 16:31

Local fishermen wear non protective clothing without safety measures, for the Dalian oil spill clean-up effort. Greenpeace accused companies of shirking their responsibilities on compensation and taking inadequate action for the oil spill clean up.

Top tar sands videos on YouTube

Blog entry by laurak | 24 November, 2009

There are officially enough videos on YouTube about the Canadian tar sands to warrant a 'top tar sands videos on YouTube' list. Here is the short version: The animation sequence from H2Oil (put together by La Moustache ) is at...

Gulf of Mexico oil spill worsens

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 April, 2010 6 comments

Written by Almudena, this is a round up of the day's news featuring Greenpeace issues.   Rivers of oil spreading over the ocean after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform Explosion Five times more oil a day than...

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