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Oil pipeline spills 8.000 barrels of crude in peruvian Amazon

Approximately 8,000 barrels (336,000 gallons) of crude oil spilled from a severed pipeline into the Peruvian Amazon, according to state-owned oil company Petroperu. In a press release, Petroperu said its Norperuano pipeline was cut by members of the Mayuriaga indigenous

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Rich countries pushing ‘dirty energy’ in Africa, report claims

Wealthy governments have been accused of promoting fossil fuel development in Africa at the expense of clean energy. Analysis showed 60% of public aid for energy projects was spent on fossil fuels, compared with just 18% on renewables. Oil Change

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Solar power plant to open at site of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

A solar energy plant will begin operating within weeks at the site of the Chernobyl disaster. The €1m (£889,000) facility, capable of powering a small town, has been built in Ukraine at ground zero of the worst nuclear accident in

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Japan plans to flush Fukushima water ‘containing radioactive material above permitted levels’ into the ocean

Water that the Japanese government is planning to release into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant contains radioactive material well above legally permitted levels, according to the plant’s operator and documents seen by The Telegraph. The

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Affordable Clean Energy proposal: thousands of people will die

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the details of its plan to replace President Obama’s signature climate change policy, the Clean Power Plan, and it’s pretty much what we expected: a tepid pledge to fight climate change that’s actually a

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How long will human impacts last?

Imagine aliens land on Earth a million years from now. What will these curious searchers find of us? They will find what geologists, scientists, and other experts are increasingly calling the Anthropocene, or new age of mankind. David Biello explains

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Buried UK government report finds fracking increases air pollution

A UK government report concluding that shale gas extraction increases air pollution was left unpublished for three years and only released four days after ministers approved fracking in Lancashire, it has emerged. The report, written by the government’s Air Quality

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BP’s global data for 2017 shows record highs for coal and renewables

Renewable energy grew by the largest amount ever last year, while coal-fired electricity also reached a record high, according to new global data from oil giant BP. However, set against continued rapid rises in energy demand fuelled by oil and

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Nuke plant seized after sea contaminated

An Italian nuclear plant in the process of being decommissioned was impounded after the nearby sea was found to be contaminated. The ITREC plant at Rotondella near Matera in Basilicata was found to be pouring contaminated run-off water into the

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Oil spill now larger than Paris ravages indonesian island

An oil spill in Borneo that began over the end of March has now spread across an area greater than the city of Paris and is heading out to the open ocean, the Indonesian government said. The spill, first reported

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