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The remarkable story of how Yemen’s oil tanker disaster was averted by crowdfunding

When civil war broke out in 2015, a leaky oil tanker in the Red Sea became a crisis point – triggering a nail-biting series of events that saw special negotiations between the Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed government, and the UN begging the public for help – and getting it from a bunch of US schoolchildren.

Joseph Hazelwood, captain of the Exxon Valdez, is dead at 75

Joseph Hazelwood, captain of the Exxon Valdez, is dead at 75

The tanker spilled millions of gallons of oil when it ran aground, causing one of the nation’s worst environmental disasters. He accepted responsibility but was demonized.
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‘We were eating, drinking, breathing the oil’: the villagers who stood up to big oil – and won

‘We were eating, drinking, breathing the oil’: the villagers who stood up to big oil – and won

The fossil fuel industry faces a reckoning in the Niger Delta after disasters made it one of the most polluted places on the planet.

Here's what a nuclear war would do to the planet, say scientists

Here's what a nuclear war would do to the planet, say scientists

According to two studies, nuclear weapons could also pose a huge environmental threat.
Peru Repsol oil spill leaves fishermen without work, upends ancestral tradition

Peru Repsol oil spill leaves fishermen without work, upends ancestral tradition

More than a month after the environmental disaster more than 2,000 artisanal fishermen are still out of work — with few options.
Russia just seized Chernobyl. Here's why it matters

Russia just seized Chernobyl. Here's why it matters

"A nuclear reactor is a vulnerable source of energy because it relies on peace and stability."
Explosion at Nigerian oil vessel sparks fears of major spill

Explosion at Nigerian oil vessel sparks fears of major spill

While the extent of damage is not clear yet, the boat can process 22,000 barrels of oil a day and store up to 2 million.
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