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Oil Spill

An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. The term often refers to marine oil spills, where oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters. The oil may be a variety of materials, including crude oil, refined petroleum products (such as gasoline or diesel fuel) or by-products, ships' bunkers, oily refuse or oil mixed in waste. Spills take months or even years to clean up. Oil also enters the marine environment from natural oil seeps

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ACT Party's Demand to Re Consider Maoris Privileges Evokes Reprimand

By IBTimes AU

The election debate in New Zealand is getting into a high pitch with politicians being urged to confine their focus within relevant issues. According to a TVZ report, the Race Relations Commissioner has ticked off an ACT leader for his comments on th... (Jul 30)

U.S. Fines GM for not Answering Recall Questions
GM Seeks U.S. Court Protection Against Ignition Lawsuits

By Reuters

General Motors Co (GM.N) filed a motion in a U.S. court to enforce a bar on lawsuits stemming from ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights proposed class action litigation that seeks to set aside the restriction. (Apr 23)

MORE TOPICS: GENERAL MOTORS, COURT, NEW YORK, BP PLC, LAWYER, LAWSUIT

Malaysian PM Najib addresses reporters about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Courtney Love Claims to Have Found Missing Airplane

By IBTimes AU

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had been a wide stretch of possibilities that singer Courtney Love finally took the initiative to throw herself on the racket, join the search and narrow the possibilities. (Mar 19)

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BP
U.S. Court Rejects BP Appeal over Gulf Spill Losses

By Reuters

A divided U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected BP Plc's (BP.L) bid to block businesses from recovering money over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, even if they could not trace their economic losses to the disaster. (Mar 04)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, MEXICO, SETTLEMENT, LONDON

BP Wins US Appeals Court Order Halting Some Gulf Spill Payments
U.S. Appeals Court Affirms BP Settlement in 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

By Reuters

A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a federal judge's approval of a multi-billion dollar settlement between BP Plc and businesses and individuals who lost money and property in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. (Jan 11)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, MEXICO, BP PLC, SETTLEMENT

World's Worst Earthquakes 'Caused by Man' [VIDEO]

By IBTimes UK

New study suggests that some of the world's largest, most deadly earthquakes are caused by man. (Dec 09)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, CRUDE OIL, INDIA, EARTHQUAKE, MEXICO, DISASTERS

BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Coverup Case: Former Engineer Kurt Mix 'Deleted Evidence'

By IBTimes UK

Engineer who led Gulf of Mexico oilwell capping operation hid scale of disaster, prosecutors allege. (Dec 04)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, COURT, MEXICO, LAWYER

US Lobby Groups Join UK Government Against BP Environmental Ban

By IBTimes UK

Contract ban condemned as former BP engineer Kurt Mix's trial begins. (Dec 04)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, COURT, MEXICO, DISASTERS, LAWSUIT, INVESTMENT

Deepwater Horizon Disaster: UK Government Backs BP in US Courts Over EPA’s ‘Excessive’ Contracts Ban

By IBTimes UK

UK government files ‘amicus brief’ in Texas district court to support BP appeal against EPA embargo on US public contracts. (Dec 04)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, MEXICO

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: BP Wins US Appeals Court Order Halting Some Spill Payments

By IBTimes UK

Ruling overturns US District Judge Carl Barbier's decision, upholding settlement administrator's evaluation methods. (Dec 03)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, MEXICO, DISASTERS, SETTLEMENT