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.
Twenty-five years ago, the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground. More than 40 million liters of crude oil spilled into the ocean, polluting the coast. The consequences are still being felt today.
In case of a showdown over Ukraine, Russia aims at replacing Europe with China to sell its huge reserves of oil and gas, but Beijing is open to energy collaboration with the Kremlin only on its own terms.
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.
Inside 30 years Vietnam has gone from importing rice to becoming the world’s second largest rice exporter. Over-use of pesticides is damaging the environment, but farmers in the Mekong Delta say they've found a solution.
The murder of the da Silvas in Brazil shocked the world. Now, Global Witness has released a study that reveals that murders of environmentalists are on the rise worldwide. Senior campaigner Oliver Courtney speaks with DW on the issue.
Thanks to modern farming techniques Vietnam has become one of the largest rice growing countries in the world. But this has come at quite a cost - overuse of pesticides is damaging the environment. Now, farmers are ditching the chemicals for a more fragrant alternative: nectar flowers.
Big business and locals clash over mining at an ancient site in southern Georgia.
Hydropower dams can generate clean energy but could spell disaster for Myanmar's biodiversity.
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