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Highlighting Bhopal’s cause through art (With Images)


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 2 (IANS) The year he was born saw the world's worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas leak. Some 27 years down the line, he is now trying to ... Read more...

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US to lease out Gulf of Mexico chunk for oil drilling


January 27th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) The US government Thursday announced plans to sell leases for 38 million acres in central Gulf of Mexico for oil exploration to increase domestic energy ... Read more...

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Four dead in Russian oil rig accident (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least four people were killed and 49 others were missing when an oil rig overturned in the Russian sea early Sunday, officials said.The Kolskaya ... Read more...

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Two die as Russian drilling rig overturns at sea


December 18th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least two people were killed and 14 rescued after a drilling rig with 67 people aboard overturned in the Sea of Okhotsk in the ... Read more...

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Software engineering ranked best tech job in US


April 20th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Software engineering has been ranked as the best job in the United States, according to a new study.The 2011 Jobs Rated Methodology was conducted by Career Cast.com, which ... Read more...

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Investigation report blames failure of ‘blowout preventer’ for Gulf of Mexico oil spill


March 24th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Houston, Mar 24(ANI): A buckled section of drill pipe prevented a blowout preventer from properly sealing to stop last year's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report released by ... Read more...

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BP’s ‘cost-cutting decisions’ blamed for ‘avoidable’ Gulf of Mexico oil spill


January 6th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6(ANI): The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was an avoidable disaster caused in part by a series of 'cost-cutting decisions' made by BP and its partners, the White ... Read more...

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Massive amounts of oil at bottom of Gulf of Mexico: Report


September 15th, 2010 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (DPA) There is new evidence that massive amounts of crude oil are sitting at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, a finding that could further undermine the US ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

BP must ensure stopping of oil spill


August 14th, 2010 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (DPA) Oil giant BP must complete work on a relief well in order to be certain that the worst oil spill in US history has been stopped for good, ... Read more...

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Final tests to precede ’static kill’ attempt in Gulf of Mexico


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Orleans, Aug 3 (DPA) Oil company BP Plc was planning final tests Tuesday before a possible attempt to permanently seal its damaged well on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

BP announces Hayward’s departure, reports $17 mn quarterly loss (Lead)


July 27th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (DPA) Oil giant BP Tuesday announced a record quarterly loss of $17.1 billion as a direct result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and said its embattled chief ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

BP expresses confidence that Gulf well has been sealed


July 18th, 2010 - 3:29 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS (BNO NEWS) -- British Petroleum (BP) on Saturday expressed confidence that the Gulf of Mexico oil well has been effective sealed, but pressure tests could be extended to guarantee there ... Read more...

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BP says it has capped oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico


July 16th, 2010 - 3:34 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – British Petroleum (BP) on Thursday said no more oil is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April after an integrity test ... Read more...

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India reviews readiness to tackle oil spills


June 18th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard Friday reviewed its preparedness and contingency plans to tackle oil spills in the wake of the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the ... Read more...

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Louisiana voters rate Bush better than Obama


June 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17(ANI): A new poll has found that Louisiana voters rate former U.S. President George W. Bush's job of handling the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina better than Barack Obama's in ... Read more...

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Gulf of Mexico disaster “is US’ environmental 9/11″, says Obama


June 14th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14(ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama has said that the Gulf of Mexico disaster "echoes 9/11" because it will change the nation's psyche for years to come.The massive ongoing oil ... Read more...

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‘I can’t suck Gulf of Mexico oil spill with a straw,’ says Obama


June 12th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12(ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama had recently told Louisiana residents battling against the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that he cannot "suck it up with a straw".The massive ... Read more...

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Civil, criminal investigations underway in BP oil spill


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:20 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that civil and criminal investigations are underway in connection with the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. AG ... Read more...

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White House says clean-up resources in the Gulf will be tripled


May 31st, 2010 - 4:03 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The White House on Sunday said, as per the President Barack Obama's direction, government and contractor resources in areas affected in the Gulf of Mexico by the ... Read more...

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BP says top kill operation continues, spill costs hit $930M


May 29th, 2010 - 5:38 am ICT by BNO News
VENICE, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- British Petroleum (BP) on Friday afternoon announced that the top kill operation in the Gulf of Mexico is going according to the plan and that the company ... Read more...

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BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill costs reach $930M, “top kill” procedure continues


May 28th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by BNO News
VENICE, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- British Petroleum (BP) on Friday announced that the cost of the response to date amounts to about $930 million, including the spill response, containment, relief well drilling, ... Read more...

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Rep. Waxman expressed dissapointment with BP’s internal investigation into oil spill


May 28th, 2010 - 3:41 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman on Thursday expressed his disappointment with the BP internal investigation into the gulf oil spill."It is ... Read more...

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U.S. suspends drilling leases in Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and Virginia


May 28th, 2010 - 3:17 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The United States will ban new deepwater oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico for six more months and cancel lease sales off Virginia and Alaskan coasts, ... Read more...

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President Obama to travel to Louisiana Gulf Coast on Friday to review oil spill response


May 26th, 2010 - 2:40 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to the Louisiana Gulf Coast on Friday to assess the latest efforts to counter the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the ... Read more...

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President Obama orders probe to prevent future drilling disasters


May 22nd, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (DPA) US President Barack Obama named two veteran officials Saturday to lead a panel studying ways to prevent or mitigate future oil spills. In his weekly radio address, Obama ... Read more...

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Gulf oil spill: Tar balls found washed up on the beaches


May 16th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Gulf of Mexico, May 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Gulf oil spill has been a very messy business and its aftereffects have already started showing up on the shore of the Gulf. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

BP to try tube on oil leak in order to contain it


May 14th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Gulf Coast, May 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) BP's struggle to fix the oil leak continues. The giant oil company were on Friday trying to move a 6 inch tube into the leaking ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

BP Announces A Second Box En Route To Gulf Coast Oil Spill


May 12th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A British Petroleum (BP) spokesperson has divulged that a second and smaller box of oil control, recognized as a ‘top hat’, is being transported to ... Read more...

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Florida establishes the Gulf Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force


May 11th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by BNO News
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – Florida Governor Charlie Crist on Tuesday signed Executive Order 10-101 that establishes the Gulf Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force to support Florida businesses and industries in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

BP sprays more chemicals into the oil leak in order to contain it


May 11th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Gulf Coast, May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) BP is now using a remote controlled submarine to shoot chemical dispersant into the area of the massive undersea oil leak, that is now threatening to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

BP Squirts Chemical Underwater On Oil Leak


May 11th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): British Petroleum (BP) has attained federal endorsement to incessantly squirt chemicals undersea on the colossal oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.BP spokesperson, Mark Proegler, ... Read more...

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Investigation begins into Gulf of Mexico oil spill


May 11th, 2010 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (DPA) Energy company BP grappled with containing a massive oil leak on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico as officials prepared to open investigations Tuesday into the ... Read more...

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Oil spill threatens shipping along Gulf Coast


May 1st, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is now posing a danger to the progress of ships along the Gulf coast. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Alabama Governor declares state of emergency due to BP oil spill in the Gulf


May 1st, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by BNO News
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA (BNO NEWS) -- Alabama Governor Bob Riley on Friday declared a state of emergency as the state prepares for the potential impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Second drilling rig overturns in Louisiana


May 1st, 2010 - 4:26 am ICT by BNO News
MORGAN CITY, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday that a drilling ring has overturned in the Charenton navigational canal near Morgan City, Louisiana.The rig has a 20,000-gallon diesel ... Read more...

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