08 Aug '11, 5pm

Arctic open for exploitation: Obama administration grants Shell approval to drill

Oil horror in Nigeria: 30 years, one billion dollars to clean-up (08/08/2011) Fifty years of oil spills in Nigeria's now infamous Ogoniland region will take up to three decades and over a billion dollars ($1 billion for just the first five years) to restore environments to healthy conditions, according to a new independent report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The most thorough study to date has found that widespread pollution has hit the Niger Delta even harder than assumed with devastating impacts on fishing grounds and community health. Last week Shell, one of the biggest operators in Nigeria, admitted to two massive oil spills in 2008 totaling 11 million gallons of crude. Russia and Norway carve up wildlife-rich Arctic sea for fossil fuels (06/09/2011) As climate change melts the Arctic sea ice, nations are rushing to carve up once-inaccessible areas...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0808-hance_shell_arctic.html

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