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Oil spills in oceans can dissipate within hours affecting marine life

A new study conducted by the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science reveals how oil dissipates in the oceans after spills. The study talks about the effects of chemical dispersants on the marine environment. It demonstrates under realistic environmental conditions, oil drifting in oceans after a spill could photo-oxidise into […]

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Oil spill off Israel reaches south Lebanese beaches, cleaning begins

Volunteers in Lebanon began cleaning beaches on Saturday after an oil spill deposited tar over large stretches of the coast in the southern part of the country. A storm more than a week ago threw tonnes of the sticky, black substance onto beaches in neighbouring Israel, apparently after leaking from an oil tanker off the […]

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Israel feed green sea turtles mayonnaise to remove black tar from their digestive tracts

Turtles rescued from an oil spill that has left globs of black tar across Israel’s coastline were being given mayonnaise as medicine. Officials at the National Sea Turtle Rescue Center say the condiment is helping to clear the reptiles’ digestive tracts. The oil spill is one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters on record. Officials are […]

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Mauritians protest against government’s handling of a massive oil spill after discovery of 39 dead dolphins

Thousands of Mauritians took part in a march in capital, Port Louis, against the authorities’ handling of a massive oil spill, and the discovery of 39 dead dolphins. Demonstrators dressed in black, carried national flags called on the government to resign. Many t-shirts with the inscription: “I love my country. I’m ashamed of my government.” […]

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Japan sends second team to help oil spill cleanup off Mauritius

Japan is sending a second team of experts to Mauritius to help clean up tonnes of oil that leaked from a Japanese-owned ship after it ran aground earlier this month. Six members of the team are travelling to Mauritius from Japan, with the leader of the group joining from New York. “The oil leak from […]

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IN PICTURES: Japanese ship leaking oil off Mauritius breaks apart

A Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground over three weeks ago, leaked tonnes of oil near Mauritius has split apart. MV Wakashio, the carrier struck a coral a reef off Mauritius on July 25 and its hull began to crack after days of pounding waves. About 1,000 tons of heavy oil are estimated to have […]

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Russia blames permafrost melting for huge oil spill in the Artic

Russian prosecutors have ordered checks at “particularly dangerous installations” built on permafrost after a huge oil spill in the Arctic. An emergency was declared after 20,000 tonnes of diesel leaked into a river when a tank at a power plant near the city of Norilsk collapsed last Friday. Initial Russian inquiries suggest ground subsidence as […]