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Oil Spill in Timor Sea Disaster Could Be Much More Than Claimed

The Australian government had been accepting PTTEP claims about the extent of the Timor Sea oil spill without critically examining them, even though experts at Geoscience Australia, a government agency, indicate that the oil spill could be five times as large as the PTTEP estimate. [...]

Inept Oil Drilling Company Botches 3rd Try To Stop Massive Spill

The third attempt to fix the huge oil leak in the Timor Sea has failed. PTTEP Australasia won’t be able to even begin a fourth try until four days from now. [...]

Indonesians Contradict Australian Claims Oil Spill Doing Little Harm

Indonesian fishermen report seeing large numbers of dead animals, including fish floating on the surface and marine mammals. One fisherman reports that his catch of red kakaps (a large kind of fish that is one of the species called “red snapper” in English) has diminished to just 5 percent of his ordinary catch. [...]

Mammals Nearly As Threatened As Amphibians

We’re used to thinking about the peril the world’s amphibian species are in. However, we mammals aren’t that much better off. [...]

Oil Spill Expands To Size of Vermont

The thinnest part of the oil slick has reached the Cartier Island Marine Reserve, a biodiversity hotspot in the Indian Ocean that features coral reefs, endangered sea turtles, and sea snakes that are only found in the area. [...]

Guess What’s Not The Answer

Imagine a month-long oil spill off the coast of California, or Florida, or the Carolinas. That’s what the Drill Baby Drill politicians in the United States have in mind, and the Obama Administration doesn’t seem much inclined to stand in their way. [...]

Guess What's Not The Answer

Imagine a month-long oil spill off the coast of California, or Florida, or the Carolinas. That’s what the Drill Baby Drill politicians in the United States have in mind, and the Obama Administration doesn’t seem much inclined to stand in their way. [...]

Timor Sea Oil Spill Reminds Of Offshore Drilling Risks

An offshore drilling platform in the Timor Sea has been spilling crude oil for three weeks, and it will be something like three more weeks before the spill can be stopped. [...]

Corporate Talk Is Cheap On Green Issues

The Swire Group promised to to “ensure that its business practices minimise or eliminate where possible, detrimental effects on the environment”. That was great talk, but then the Swire Group sent a rustbucket out to sea in the middle of a cyclone. [...]

Lies About the Cost of Shipping From the Port of Brisbane

The story of the Pacific Adventurer reminds us that cargo ships place hazardous cargo, and hazardous fuels, out on the oceans’ surface. Usually, they reach their destinations safely, but often they do not. [...]

Sea Shepherd Confronts Whaling Crimes in Antarctic Waters Again this Year

The Steve Irwin, a Sea Shepherd boat, has tracked down Japanese whaling ships, and is getting ready to do stop the hunt. [...]