Royal Dutch Shell puts their hands up (???)

Following on from the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil disaster I wrote in 2010 (June 17) of the hidden oil tradgey that has been present in Nigeria for the last 50 years (Production from Nigeria started in 1958). Shell oil spill in pictures Oil in Nigeria- a history The Amnesty ad in the FT that never saw the light of day Up until now Shell had claimed only 40,000 gallons of oil were spilt in Nigeria!!! They now, finally, accept responsibility for  the double rupture ...

The hidden oil spill tragedy

As many as 546 million gallons of oil spilled into the Niger Delta over the last five decades, or nearly 11 million gallons a year, experts said. Imagine BP's Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil disaster happening every single year, with little or no public outcry, no media coverage, and all but silence from government and the companies involved. Welcome to Nigeria. a7xumdcz_vw& Over the last 50 years, foreign oil companies have spilled over 1.5 million tons of oil here, but there have been no ...

Demise of the Bluefin Tuna

The plight of fish can be a hard one, especially if they taste nice. They also suffer from not being as cute or as cuddly as a panda and therefore do not grab as much attention in the media and the wider public’s consciousness as other species heading for extinction. The plight of the bluefin tuna is a case in point. It is hard to be positive about the future of our planet when politics and economic interests collide with the ...