Oil Spills

Valdez terminal oil spill bigger than initially thought as cleanup continues

An Alyeska crude oil spill in the Port of Valdez is bigger than first estimated, the company said Saturday as cleanup continued.<p>As of midday Friday, …

Environment

With ADN layoffs, a farewell to journalists who helped define an Alaska era

A generation of the best journalists ever to work in Alaska is leaving Alaska Dispatch News.The site and paper laid off about a third of its newsroom …

Journalism

Federal study says humans harmed by dispersant used during Deepwater Horizon

A first-of-its-kind scientific study has determined that the dispersant BP sprayed at the oil gushing from the Deepwater Horizon rig in 2010 harmed …

Environment

Transocean Stock History: What Investors Need to Know -- The Motley Fool

If you're looking to drill for oil offshore, this is the company to help you do it -- but is it a good bet for investors?<p><b>Transocean</b> (NYSE:RIG) is the …

Stocks

What Irma taught us: Bundling communications services may not be the best way to go

The great internet outage of 2017 may be over or nearing an end for hundreds of thousands of South Florida consumers and businesses who lost service …

Coral Gables

We Found Kate Hudson’s 10 Best Red Carpet Looks Ever

If anyone knows how to turn a simple red carpet appearance into a fashion moment, it’s Kate Hudson. The 38-year-old <i>Marshall</i> star started walking the …

Award Shows

UM Rosenstiel school scientists awarded over $14 million to advance oil spill science

UM scientists continue to advance scientific understanding of Deepwater Horizon oil spill<p>MIAMI - Researchers at the UM Rosenstiel School of Marine …

Research

Greece oil spill: 2 crew of cleanup vessel arrested

Greek authorities say they have arrested the captain and chief mechanic of a ship that was taking part in a cleanup operation after an oil tanker …

Business

Calgary-made oil leak detection tech may make pipelines an easier sell, minister says

Alberta has invested $2.4 million into research for problem-sensing system<p>The Alberta minister of economic development and trade is lauding a new …

Canada

Equifax: Can History Show Us Where The Bottom Is?

I examined similarities between the BP oil spill and the Equifax hack.<p>Just Like BP, Equifax has had a PR nightmare.<p>Equifax has the potential for at …

Business

Tanker being used in Greece oil spill cleanup to be replaced

Greek authorities say a tanker being used to pump oil from a sunken ship that is polluting the coastline is to be replaced because its certificate of …

Business

Kuwait says new oil spill strikes near site of August slick

Kuwait says an oil spill has been spotted near the site of a similar spill off its southern coast in August.<p>Kuwait's state-run KUNA news agency …

Business

Kuwait tackles another offshore oil spill: state news agency

DUBAI (Reuters) - Major oil exporter Kuwait is dealing with another crude oil spill off its southern coast, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, the latest in a series of unexplained leaks in the Gulf Arab state in recent months.<p>KUNA said the latest spill has been detected in the Ras al-Zour …

Oil

Alabama tugboat owner must pay for 2013 oil spill cleanup, judge rules

A judge is denying an attempt to make the federal government pay for more of the cleanup of a 2013 oil spill on the Mississippi River.<p>The tugboat …

Oil

Footage of Greek Oil Spill Shows Massive Scale of Damage

The sinking of a tanker carrying 2,200 tons of fuel oil and 370 tons of marine gas oil has coated some of Greece's most popular beaches in thick, …

Greece

Greek authorities reassure public following oil spill

Greek authorities have assured the public they are doing all they can to clean up an oil spill coating large parts of the coastline near Athens.<p>Viscous, foul-smelling oil has been seeping into the water following the sinking of a small tanker last weekend.<p>“What is important is that we can deal with …

Oil

Oil spill forces Greek authorities to close Athens beaches

Greek health authorities have banned swimming along a long line of popular Athens beaches following extensive sea pollution from the sinking of a …

Business

Greek oil spill forces closure of Athens beaches

Leak described as ecological disaster with authorities accused of failing to recognise scale of threat from sunken tanker<p>An emergency operation is under way to clean up an oil spill from a sunken tanker that has blackened popular beaches and bays in Athens’ Argo-Saronic Gulf.<p>What had been thought a …

Environment

Greek Minister Offers to Resign as Experts Warn that Oil Spill Won't Clear for Years

On Thursday, the Minister of Shipping, Panagiotis Kouroumblis, said that he has offered his resignation to PM Alexis Tsipras, following the oil spill …

Environment

Monster Storms Change Coastlines, Not Minds on Climate Change

Back-to-back hurricanes fueled by warm Atlantic waters may have altered the coasts of Texas and Florida, but there’s no indication they are shifting …

Business

Greek oil spill spreads: fears grow for marine life

It has been described as an ‘‘environmental disaster”. Some of Greece’s most pristine beaches left blackened after a huge oil spill from a sunken tanker.<p>The Aya Zoni II, a 45-year-old ship, sank under anchor near the island of Salamis on Sunday night. It was carrying around 2,500 tonnes of fuel, …

Environment

Greek oil spill threatens popular Athens beaches

<b>Clean-up crews are scrambling to contain an oil spill from a Greek tanker as it menaces some of Athens' most popular beaches.</b><p>The vessel, Agia Zoni II, was carrying 2,500 tonnes of fuel when it sank off the island of Salamis on Sunday.<p>Nearby beaches were soiled by the oil, but officials believed it …

Environment

Greece struggles to clean up 'relatively small' oil spill as black slick spreads

The Greek opposition and Athens' local mayors have accused the government of allowing an oil spill to spread unchecked. But the government says …

World News

Greece fumbled oil spill response: environment groups

Greek officials fumbled their response to a minor oil spill that is now threatening the beaches near Athens five days after the suspicious sinking of …

Environment

R75 closed due to oil spill

The R75 leading through Daleview in Despatch has been temporary closed after a container truck crashed into the road barrier resulting in diesel and …

News (South Africa)

Greece: Cleanup crews struggle to clean up oil spill

Greek authorities insist they are doing everything they can to clean up pollution following the sinking of a small oil tanker that has left large …

Business

How Man-made Earthquakes Could Cripple the U.S. Economy

Massive tanks in Oklahoma brim with unrefined oil, but they weren’t designed to handle the rash of seismic activity caused by fracking-related activity.<p>When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, U.S. oil refining plummeted to record lows. Now, nearly three weeks later, six key refineries remain …

Politics

Floating Tar, Dead Fish: Oil Spill Threatens Greek Beaches

The Greek authorities scrambled on Thursday to clean up fuel leaked by an oil tanker that sank near Athens, putting popular beaches off limits to swimmers and raising fears of environmental damage.<p>The Agia Zoni II, a 45-year-old oil tanker, sank early Sunday morning near the island of Salamis, …

News

Oil spill turns Greek island bay black and is deemed 'environmental disaster'

A Greek island is suffering from an “ecological disaster” after a tanker carrying more than 2,000 tons of crude oil sunk off the coast.<p>Drone footage …

Environment

New data shows changing disaster trends – and why Congress should take note

This jump is even more profound when you look at coastal storms: The number of counties that declared disasters increased by nearly a factor of</b> …

Climate