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The United Nations has a new fundraising strategy: you

May 10, 2023
The intergovernmental group’s crowdfunding campaign aims to avert a potential environmental disaster in the Red Sea.
The United Nations logo. The organization hopes the public will provide part of the $129 million it needs to avert a potential environmental disaster in the Red Sea.
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A Georgia county is still tallying up the damage from a cargo ship that capsized in 2019

May 2, 2022
Birds along the coastline were covered in oil, but environmentalists say there may be additional damage to marine life that's harder to see.
Beachgoers watch as emergency responders work to rescue crew members from the capsized Golden Ray in 2019.
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Trump administration may roll back safety rules put in place after BP oil spill

Dec 28, 2017
After the BP oil spill in 2010, a new federal oversight agency was created: the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, it’s proposing to roll back some of the safety rules it created.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Details on ‘astonishingly high’ pollution in Nigeria emerge nine years after spill

Mar 24, 2017
A geologist says mangroves remain soaked in oil from a 2008 pipeline spill.
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Gulf Coast residents upset by BP settlement funds

Nov 29, 2016
Alabama has used most of a recent settlement to help fund Medicaid and pay off debt.
Absorbent material is placed on the beach as oil residue washes ashore from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Orange Beach, Alabama, in 2010.
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The high cost of environmental disasters

Feb 24, 2016
In November, the worst mining disaster in Brazil's history killed 17 people.
Protestors stand amidst muddy water which they spashed at the entrance to Vale headquarters. The sign reads "How much does a life cost?'
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Five years after BP spill, financial problems persist

Jul 2, 2015
How the oil spill changed businesses on the Gulf Coast.

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The Santa Barbara oil spill that changed history

May 21, 2015
The 1969 incident led to the creation of some environmental groups.

Another oil train derails, as new rules approach

Mar 6, 2015
An uptick in accidents suggests tougher rules for oil tankers will prevail.

25 years after the Exxon Valdez crisis, we've learned...?

Mar 24, 2014
It was a dramatic disaster to call attention to environmental risks, and 25 years later it stands out as an stark reminder of continuing environmental risks.