Corpus Christi oil spill remnants are still being found

An oil spill into Corpus Christi Bay has left lingering questions into what the full impact will be to wildlife and the environment, as well as to how effectively officials notified the public. The spill was first reported on Dec. 24, originating from a pipe failure at the Flint HillsContinue Reading

Beaches were closed up and down the Orange County coast as crews worked to contain the crude oil in 2021.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CNS) — The company that operates an underwater oil pipeline that ruptured last year, spilling 25,000 gallons of crude into the ocean off Huntington Beach — forcing a closure of beaches and fisheries — pleaded guilty Thursday along with two of its subsidiaries to violating the federal Clean WaterContinue Reading

Cyanide spill in Turkey highlights environmental toll of mining | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

When a pipe carrying a cyanide solution burst at a gold mine in Turkey’s eastern Erzincan province earlier this month, it failed to attract widespread media attention. Yet, with 20 cubic meters (706 cubic feet) of toxic solution spilling into the Karasu River, it is a major environmental disaster. The 450-kilometer-longContinue Reading

Bombers used to save the environment during an oil spill

In 1971, just off the coast of South Africa, one of the worst environmental disasters at sea shocked the world. Hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil-contaminated waters and beaches close to the site before efforts were made to move the stricken ship out of harm’s way.  However, inContinue Reading

Indiana steelmaker to pay $3 million after cyanide spill

More than two years after steelmaker ArcelorMittal spilled cyanide into a Northwest Indiana river — killing nearly 3,000 fish and shutting down public beaches on Lake Michigan as well as a drinking water facility — the company is finally having to pay.   Cleveland-Cliffs, which acquired ArcelorMittal in 2020, must pay $3 million asContinue Reading

Overnight Energy & Environment — California lawmakers clash over oil spill

Welcome to Monday’s Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. Subscribe here: Today we’re looking at California Democrats’ response to a major weekend oil spill, the political implications of Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinManchin clashes with fellow Democrats over fossil-fuelContinue Reading