UN Cites $20b Cost for Yemen Oil Spill Cleanup

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The United Nations (UN) warned on Monday that cleaning up an oil spill in the case of the “imminent” break-up of an oil tanker abandoned near Yemen would cost $20 billion. UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen David Gressly revealed that …

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World Leaders Agree to Develop ‘Historic’ Global Plastic Pollution Treaty

Nearly 200 countries agreed at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) to develop a legally binding treaty by 2024 to address plastic pollution. Heads of state, environment ministers, and other representatives from 175 countries endorsed a historic resolution titled, “End …

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Los Angeles City Council Votes to Ban New Oil and Gas Wells

The Los Angeles (LA) City Council on Jan. 26 voted unanimously to ban new urban oil and gas wells and to phase out existing wells over a period of five years. “This Council reinforced our commitment to environmental justice and …

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Oil Companies Charged with Criminal Negligence California County Spill

A federal grand jury has charged Amplify Energy Corp. and two subsidiary firms, Beta Operating Co. and San Pedro Bay Pipeline Co. with negligence for causing the San Pedro Bay Pipeline Oil Spill in Orange County. The companies reportedly failed …

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Oil Companies Charged with Criminal Negligence California County Spill

A federal grand jury has charged Amplify Energy Corp. and two subsidiary firms, Beta Operating Co. and San Pedro Bay Pipeline Co. with negligence for causing the San Pedro Bay Pipeline Oil Spill in Orange County. The companies reportedly failed …

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First Winners of Prince William’s £1 Million Earthshot Environmental Awards Announced

The five inaugural winners of Prince William’s Earthshot Prize, including Costa Rica and the Italian city of Milan, were announced at a ceremony in London’s Alexandra Palace on Oct. 17. Each of the winners received a £1 million ($1.37 million) …

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Plans Fossil Fuel-Free Power Grid by 2035

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday has confirmed plans to get rid of fossil fuels from UK electricity generation by 2035. Johnson spoke during the Conservative party conference in Manchester of the government’s plan to help decarbonize the UK …

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