Environmentalists take aim to stop permitting new deepwater oil port off Louisiana coast

Environmental protection organizations are trying to stop federal permitting for new deepwater oil export terminals, sending letters to the Biden administration asking for help.
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Norway proposes to open 125 new oil exploration blocks in the Barents Sea

The heat is on: While record Arctic heat in Siberia makes worldwide headlines, the Norwegian government presents massive oil drilling plans north in the Barents Sea.
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After futile drillings, Norway excludes Barents Sea in proposal for new oil blocks

The oil industry’s dream about a new oil province in the European Arctic seems to dissolve after years of unsuccessful test-drillings.
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Seychelles extends protection to marine area twice the size of Great Britain

Conservationists say the bigger challenge will be for the government to effectively manage the vast network of marine protected areas (MPAs).

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Justice

Why did Equinor withdraw and what's next for the Great Australian Bight?

Equinor's decision to scrap its proposed drilling in the Great Australian Bight comes as a shock to supporters and critics alike.
Justice

Great Australian Bight: Equinor abandons plans to drill for oil

Norwegian oil company announces it has scrapped its $200m plan to deepwater drill in Great Australian Bight Marine Park.

Energy

'Rig-to-reef' program for California good for the ocean, residents

Obsolete ocean platforms have been serving as artificial reefs for decades. Leaving their deeper parts in place makes sense for many reasons.
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Climate

New book from longtime environmentalist offers advice to new generation solving the climate crisis

Larry Schweiger says the next generation of leaders needs to understand what they're facing so they can be more equipped to fight.
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Energy

Offshore oil exploration in N.L. often occurs without wildlife monitoring

Oil and gas exploration regularly use powerful air guns shown to be harmful to marine life off the province's coast without environmental monitoring.
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Toxics

Oil sheen spotted offshore came from Hibernia oil platform, company confirms

Hibernia's operator says it is monitoring the discharge of oil and water into the ocean that happened Wednesday morning on its platform southeast of St. John's.
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Activists advanced on Arctic oil rig

Four representatives of Greenpeace jumped onboard oil rig West Hercules as it was being made ready for the drilling of one of the northernmost ever wells.

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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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