Tests show big drop in toxicity of red sludge reaching Danube in Hungary; Death toll up to 7

Toxicity of Hungary’s red sludge flow drops

Danube weathers red sludge but some lab tests show high heavy metals; 2 more bodies found

2 more bodies found in Hungary’s red sludge

Danube weathers sludge torrent; lab tests show high toxic levels in red slurry

Hungary’s red sludge nearly equals Gulf oil spill

Toxic red sludge spill in Hungary almost as big as Gulf Oil leak; tests carried out in Danube

Toxic sludge almost the size of Gulf Oil spill

Greenpeace warns of arsenic, mercury levels in sludge that seeped out of Hungarian reservoir

Greenpeace: high arsenic, mercury levels in sludge

Toxic red sludge reaches the Danube, countries downstream test for damaging pollutants

Mighty Danube neutralizes toxic red sludge

Furious townspeople demand compensation for sludge-hit “dead villages” in Hungary

Sludge-hit Hungarian villagers demand compensation

EU urges Hungary to prevent toxic sludge from contaminating Danube, affecting other nations

EU to Hungary: Don’t let toxic sludge hit Danube

Hungary’s national investigators take over probe into toxic sludge disaster, EU offers to help

Hungary opens criminal probe into sludge disaster

British govt grants Chevron first new deepwater drilling permit since Gulf of Mexico spill

Chevron gets permission to drill off UK coast

Once an academic backwater, Gulf of Mexico becomes a font of research dollars after BP spill

Gold rush on the Gulf: Researchers clamor for cash

Appeals court overturns conviction in 2001 ecoterror arson that destroyed U. of Wash. building

Appeals court oveturns Wash. ecoterror conviction

AP ENTERPRISE: News monitor, anti-Palin group among those landing US Gulf spill contracts

Sarah Palin

Nike to alter image of strip mine in promo ad for coal-themed WVU football uniform

President Barack Obama

Smoke-shrouded Moscow gets welcome break from smog but break from clouds of smog may not last

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Russian fires threaten to stir and spread radioactive particles left from Chernobyl disaster

Russian fires threaten to stir Chernobyl radiation

Fears rise that Russian wildfires could spread radioactive fallout from Chernobyl disaster

Russian wildfires raise Chernobyl radiation fears

Wildfires in Russia raise fears that radioactive fallout from Chernobyl could spread

Russian wildfires raise radiation fears

MOSCOW — Russian emergency workers have increased forest patrols in a western region affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, trying to prevent wildfires that could potentially spread harmful radiation, officials said Wednesday.

Environmental groups seek federal judge’s removal from La. drilling moratorium case

Groups seek judge’s removal from drilling case

Wildlife rescue escalates along Mich. river oil spill; environmentalists worry about long-term

Wildlife rescue escalates at Mich. river oil spill

US expert says China’s worst oil spill is far larger than government has reported so far

US expert: China oil spill far bigger than stated

Gulf spill lacks transformational punch of 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill

The White House

100 days of oil: For residents of the Gulf Coast, nothing is the same as it used to be

100 days of oil: Gulf life will never be the same

First details on China oil spill’s cause emerge, gov’t urged to warn public on health hazards

First details on China oil spill’s cause emerge

INSIDE WASHINGTON: Obama’s oil spill commission had web of BP and oil industry interests


China’s vital oil pipeline resumes operations after blast; spill clean up efforts continuing

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China’s largest reported oil spill is ’severe threat’ to sea life, water on Yellow Sea coast

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China’s largest reported oil spill is ’severe threat’ to sea life, water off Yellow Sea port


On the fragile Gulf Coast, fears that chaotic oil spill cleanup is causing damage of its own

Messy cleanup of BP oil spill damages the Gulf

China rushes to keep oil spill from international waters after weekend pipeline explosion

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Gov’t hopes new offshore drilling moratorium can survive legal challenge

Gov’t hopes new drilling moratorium can survive

New offshore oil moratorium not focused on depth, but government says a pause is still needed

New offshore oil moratorium not focused on depth

‘Shell-shocked’ environmental groups call for better oversight of 27K abandoned wells in Gulf

Enviro groups stunned that govt ignoring 27K wells

Justice Department seeks delay in ruling that overturned drilling moratorium in Gulf

Government seeks delay in moratorium ruling

Nations can’t agree on how to curb whale hunts; Japan blames anti-whaling nations

Nations fail to agree on curbing Japan whale hunt

Oil execs slam Obama’s 6-month deepsea drilling moratorium, say world needs new oil supplies

The White House

Oil execs slam Obama’s 6-month deepsea drilling ban as BP stock sinks to 13-year low

Big Oil strikes back, slams Obama’s drilling ban

Oil execs in London slam Obama’s 6-month drilling ban, say world needs oil from deepsea rigs