12 Oct '11, 6pm

Bird-killing oil spill New Zealand's 'worst environmental disaster' ~ @mongabay

Bird-killing oil spill New Zealand's 'worst environmental disaster' ~ @mongabay

Shell spills over 50,000 gallons of oil off Scotland (08/16/2011) Yesterday, Royal Dutch Shell estimated that to date 54,600 gallons of oil had spilled into the North Sea off the east coast of Scotland, spreading some 19 miles wide (30 kilometers) at its maximum. While the company stopped the initial leak on Thursday, it has now announced that the oil has found a 'second pathway' and is still leaking into the sea around 84 gallons a day. Arctic open for exploitation: Obama administration grants Shell approval to drill (08/08/2011) Less than a year and a half after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration has bucked warnings from environmentalists to grant preliminary approval to oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell, to drill off the Arctic coast. Exploratory drilling will occur just north of the western edge of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in the...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1012-hance_nz_oilspill.html

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