Ecuador officials announced on December 22 that a fuel spill in the Galapagos Islands, caused when a barge sank carrying over 2,200 litres of diesel fuel, was "under control."
Oil slicks have been appearing for three months off the coast of northeast Brazil and fouling beaches along a 2,000-kilometre area of Brazil's most celebrated shoreline. The government names a Greek-flagged tanker as the prime suspect.
The bulk carrier was stranded on a coral reef near World Heritage-listed waters in the Solomon Islands on February 5.
Since 2009, devastating oil spills have exposed thousands of fishermen and farmers in the oil-rich kingdom to toxic substances, affecting their health and destroying their farmlands and rivers. The clean-up process, however, is too slow.
The type of condensate oil carried by the Iranian tanker is highly toxic to marine life and hard to separate from water.
As the search for 31 remaining crew members on the Panamanian-flagged tanker continues, rescue boats have been trying to control the blaze for 72 hours.
Search efforts are under way to locate the personnel after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain collided with oil tanker Alnic MC east of Singapore, the US Navy says.
Google rolled out a special doodle along with a number of tips for Earth Day. Earth Day is celebrated in March 22.
US Supreme court rejects request from shareholders to revive their lawsuit against British oil company BP.
BP to pay $18.7 billion as compensation over 2010 oil spill in Gulf of Mexico as US Judge Carl Barbier finalises settlement
Oil spill clean-up tests on ice show how hazardous accident in Arctic sea could be
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