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.
UK oil giant BP has posted better-than-expected quarterly profits but the company, which owns a large stake in Russia's Rosneft, warns that further sanctions on Russia could "adversely impact" its business.
The cement contractor for BP oil's Deepwater Horizon rig has agreed to plead guilty to criminal responsibility for destroying evidence. The 2010 blast killed 11 rig workers and caused the worst oil spill in US history.
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.
Giant panda bears are iconic for conservation efforts, but only 1,600 of them are left in the wild. Still, according to a new study, breeding programs in China have been mostly successful.
Beef, chicken, or dairy--which is worse for the environment? A new report shows that giving up beef will help reduce our carbon footprint. DW spoke with co-author Ron Milo at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Before civil war broke out, Msheirfeh in Syria's north east was a tranquil agricultural village. Locals desperate to survive have set up oil refineries to get by, exposing themselves and the environment to toxic fumes.
Social media paves the way for online activism in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas.
For marine biologist Barbara Gratzer, the black-blotched stingray is one of the most graceful creatures of the Maldives.
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