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Shell to pay $83.5m for Nigeria oil spill

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to pay a Nigerian fishing community about $83.5m for the worst oil spill ever suffered in the African nation's southern delta region.<p>Wednesday's agreement ends a three-year legal battle in Britain over two spills in 2008 that destroyed thousands of hectares of …

EPA Sued Over Disclosure Rules for Toxic Pollution from Drilling and Fracking

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been sued over toxic chemicals released into the air, water and land by the oil and gas industry, a …

Beijing Marathon 2014: Runners Don Gas Masks As Race Is Blanketed By Smog [Photos]

In addition to their Band-Aids, iPods and stretch pants, runners in the Beijing International Marathon Sunday made use of one other piece of …

Peru glaciers shrink 40% in 44 years: government

Peru's glaciers have shrunk by more than 40 percent since 1970 because of climate change, giving birth to nearly 1,000 new lagoons, national water …

Deepwater Horizon damage footprint larger than thought

The footprint of damage from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has gotten a little larger.<p>A coral community that sits 22 kilometers from the …

These Nanotech Lilypads Clean Water Just By Floating In It

Well, looks can be deceiving. Owen says the one-meter diameter devices can clean whole ponds, reduce river pollution, and allow farmers to spray …

Nanotech

BP spill left big oily 'bathtub ring' on seafloor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.<p>The study by …

Two million barrels of oil on ocean floor after BP spill

WASHINGTON - Around two million barrels of oil from the BP spill off the US Gulf Coast in 2010 are believed to have settled on the ocean floor, …

Great Barrier Reef protection plan 'ignores the threat of climate change'

The Australian government’s multimillion dollar plan to halt the worrying decline of the Great Barrier Reef does nothing to address the leading threat of climate change and is likely to prove largely ineffectual, scientists have warned.<p>In its formal response to the Reef 2050 long-term …

Scotland Produced Enough Wind Energy To Power Every Home In October

According to new numbers published by WWF Scotland this week, wind turbines generated enough electricity in October to power 3,045,000 homes in the …

Poland rejects IPCC target of zero emissions by 2100

Poland and other eastern Europe countries have categorically rejected the target put forward by the world’s top climate scientists to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2100 to avoid dangerous global warming, leaked documents show.<p>On Sunday, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) …

China pollution levels hit 20 times safe limit

Days of heavy smog shrouding swathes of northern China pushed pollution to more than 20 times safe levels on Friday, despite government promises to tackle environmental blight.<p>Visibility dropped dramatically as measures of small pollutant particles known as PM2.5, which can embed themselves deep in …

Denmark considers phasing out coal by 2025 in big green shift

Denmark should ban coal use by 2025 to make the Nordic nation a leader in fighting global warming, adding to green measures ranging from wind energy …

Japan plans to resume whaling next year

Japan informed the International Whaling Commission on Tuesday that it intended to resume hunting whales for scientific research next year, a move that conservationists called a defiance of the International Court of Justice ruling that Japan's whale kills are illegal.<p>Since the commission invoked a …

Devil in the Deep Blue Sea

<i>Climate change is likely to make existing ocean dead zones...deader, according to a new study by the Smithsonian</i><i>. Warmer water holds less oxygen, and</i> …

40% decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concern

The number of polar bears in eastern Alaska and western Canada has declined by 40%, according to a scientific study that raises more questions about the impact of global warming on the creature that has become the symbol of some of its worst effects.<p>The study, published in the current issue of …