Latest Environmental disasters Stories

2008-10-08 13:00:00

A bear gnawing on a fuel tank valve is suspected as the cause of a 1,000-gallon diesel fuel spill on British Columbia's west coast, wildlife officials said.

2008-10-03 06:00:11

By Alexandra Wood The water company pleaded guilty to pollution at Beverley Magistrates' Court following an incident last December in which 11,000 litres of diesel leaked from a corroded pipe.A clean-up operation swung into action after the company realised the fuel had escaped into the Beverley and Barmston Drain from Tophill Low water treatment works, near Driffield, which supplies clean drinking water to Hull.Officials were called in from the Environment Agency who saw red diesel in the...

2008-09-25 09:00:30

Ecuador controls oil spills in Ecuadorian Amazonia QUITO, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador's state-run Petroecuador said Wednesday it had controlled two oil spills in the fields of Ecuadorian Amazonia.

2008-09-17 00:00:15

OIL giants Amoco yesterday won an appeal against a pounds 25,000 fine for allowing 6.4 tons of diesel fuel to leak into the North Sea. Appeal judges ruled that a sheriff in Aberdeen had been wrong to convict the firm of breaching the Oil Pollution Act.

2008-09-01 06:00:10

The main militant group in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta said over the weekend that it had launched a series of reprisal attacks against the army and that 29 soldiers and six of its own members had been killed in the fighting.

2008-08-29 15:00:44

20 confirmed dead in south China chemical plant blast YIZHOU, Guangxi, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Twenty people were confirmed dead from Tuesday's explosion at a chemical plant in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, rescue headquarters said on Wednesday.

2008-08-22 00:00:19

By Len Wells (618) 842-2159 or lenwells@wabash.net It's never good news when a high-pressure pipeline breaks - anywhere. However, when the 20-inch Marathon Oil Corp.

2008-08-14 09:00:39

FIRE crews were called to a fuel spill stretching almost a mile in Stockton. The spill - possibly gearbox or hydraulic oil - ran along Sheraton Street and Grangefield Road.

2008-08-14 09:00:39

1st LD Writethru: At least 10,000 gallons of crude residues spill in Ecuador QUITO, Aug.

2008-08-11 15:00:46

By BILL MCKEOWN California has given us many wonderful things: Sonny and Cher. Body waxing. "The Real Housewives of Orange County." On Friday -- and continuing through next week -- California is giving us something not quite so delightful: haze.

Latest Environmental disasters Reference Libraries

2009-07-06 16:44:13

Haze is a type of atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and dry particles in the air obscure the sky's clarity. Haze is created through various activities including farming, traffic pollution,and even wildfires. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) categorizes the obscuration of the Earth's atmosphere by a list of different types of atmospheric phenomena. One of these is haze. The other classifications are: fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand, and snow....

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  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.