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Clean-up continues after oil found on beaches in Trinidad & Tobago

Oil-spill clean-up operations continued in the Gulf of Paria yesterday after pockets of oil found on beaches near Mosquito Creek and beaches in La Brea, Vessigny, Clifton Hill/Guapo and Cedros last week. State oil company Petro­trin said it continues to monitor and respond to the oil sightings. The company said it is working alongside the Ministry…
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Families challenge to wind farm in Ballingeary

A fresh High Court by families in the Ballingeary area of Co. Cork mount challenge to wind farm that has been brought against the planning authority’s decision to grant planning permission for a wind farm development in Co Cork. In proceedings in the challenge to the wind farm  is against An Bord Pleanála. A group…
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New initiative wants to add environmental issue to city’s vision

A new initiative aiming to accelerate the transition to a low carbon sustainable future has been launched in Galway. The Post Carbon Galway (PCG) initiative aims to work in partnership with all sectors to ensure that environmental issues are to the fore in the coming years. And the team believe that – with Galway’s recent…
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4,200 gallons of crude oil discharged mouth of Mississippi River

As much as 4,200 gallons of crude oil discharged from a well into the mouth of the Mississippi River, the U.S. Coast Guard reports. The Coast Guard and other agencies were responding Tuesday (Aug. 2) to the spill in the Main Pass. The well is owned by Texas Petroleum Investment Co., according to a news release from the…
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