As the trial to resolve the remaining civil litigation of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico opens, DW has a closer look at the stories and environmental issues surrounding oil drilling around the world.
Oil giant BP says the clean-up following the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico have been a success, but many fishers disagree. As the trial to resolve the remaining civil litigation opens, DW visits communities affected. (25.02.2013)
Though little visible evidence remains of the oil that gushed into sea when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, it could still cause environmental problems. Some clean-up efforts were likely not helpful, scientists say. (24.02.2013)
"Once-in-a-generation" oil and natural gas fields apparently lured the Royal Dutch Shell company into ignoring clear dangers about drilling in the Alaskan Arctic. It could soon be paying the price. (11.01.2013)
An oil drill ship owned by Shell has run aground on an island off the coast of Alaska. It is carrying 150,000 gallons of diesel and about 12,000 gallons of lube oil and hydraulic fluid. (01.01.2013)
Arctic experts are calling for more research as British energy giant BP and Russian oil company Rosneft eye new offshore drilling opportunities in the fragile north. (26.10.2012)
In response to strengthened sanctions, Iran is reportedly planning a targeted oil spill in the Strait of Hormuz, according to newsmagazine Der Spiegel. But in doing so, the country would only harm itself. (18.10.2012)
The trial over the largest oil spill in Spain's history has begun, ten years after the Prestige sank off the Iberian coast. Critics argue high-level government officials are not being held accountable for the disaster. (16.10.2012)
In a landmark legal case, Nigerian farmers are suing the oil giant Shell in a Dutch court, asking judges to order the company to clean up environmental damage it is claimed was caused by leaking pipes.
The EU is expected to release a long-awaited review of its policies on air pollution before the end of the year. But experts aren't optimistic that change can be implemented ahead of EU elections in 2014.
A growing number of wine producers in France are embracing biodynamic viticulture - a mix of astrology and Chinese medicine methods - to enrich both their soil and their wine. But does this really mean better wine?
As solar power gets cheaper, experts are predicting a global boom that could significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions. DW spoke with leading solar expert Eicke Weber about solar's vast potential.
Mercy, Dan and Niki have tough choices to make - and some will change their lives forever.
Treated waste water and carefully selected tree species could permanently halt desertification.
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