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08-10 Mine spill forces to restrict water supply to towns Hermosillo, Sonora, North Mexico
2. 07-07 Leak at Fukushima nuclear plant threatens meltdown Fukushima, Northern Japan
D. 06-30 Indonesia deforestation 'passes Brazil' Indonesia
E. 06-24 U.N. report: Our oceans are trashed with plastic UN
F. 05-26 China plans to take 5 million older vehicles off road Beijing
G. 05-20 Fukushima workers fled during 2011 crisis Fukushima, Northern Japan
7. 05-15 Galapagos in 'emergency' over stranded petrol tanker Galapagos, Ecuador
8. 05-15 Oil spill on streets of Los Angeles
J. 05-06 US climate impacts 'far reaching' Washington

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2014
Fukushima leaks radioactive water
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2013
Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher...
Japan raising Fukushima leak alert
China river pig toll nears 6,000
Beijing pollution at hazard level
Radiation level spikes further at Fukushima
Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher...
Japan raising Fukushima leak alert
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2012
BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal
BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal
BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal
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2011
Japan declares Fukushima stable
NZ ship oil spill 'significant'
Japan disaster now on Chernobyl level
Water radiation millions of times over limit
Radioactive water leak stopped
Radioactive water found outside plant
Reactor core might be leaking
Food products limited from nuclear area
Japan raises threat level at nuclear plant
Water dumped on Japan nuclear plant
Meltdown alert at Japan reactor
'Massive' oil spill clean-up underway
NZ ship oil spill 'significant'
Spill NZ 'worst marine disaster'
Radioactive water leak stopped
Food products limited from nuclear area
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2010
U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Hungarian sludge reaches Danube
Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
Muscovites struggle to breathe
BP starts 'static kill' on well
BP says oil has stopped leaking
Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up
US Congress set to grill BP chief
Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef
U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Hungarian sludge reaches Danube
Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
BP starts 'static kill' on well
Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up
Obama in national address on oil
Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
BP says oil has stopped leaking
US Congress set to grill BP chief
Obama in national address on oil
BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
BP starts 'static kill' on well
BP says oil has stopped leaking
US Congress set to grill BP chief
Obama in national address on oil
Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'
BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
US Congress set to grill BP chief
Obama in national address on oil
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
2007
Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea
G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'
Warming 'very likely' human-made
Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea
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G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'
Deal struck at UN climate talks
2006
Warming 'may cause economic chaos'
Study: Earth 'likely' hottest in 2,000 years
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2005
Harbin water supplies cut off
Kyoto Protocol comes into force
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2004
Russia 'to ratify climate treaty'
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2003
233 died in gas disaster
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2002
Tanker sank spilling oil
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Mine spill forces to restrict water supply to towns World must end 'dirty' fuel use - UN   Fukushima leaks radioactive water Map of Fukushima Japan  Around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water have leaked from a storage tank at nuclear plant, operator Tokyo Electric (Tepco) says Radiation level spikes further at Fukushima Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought Map of Fukushima Japan


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Aug. 10   North Mexico


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Jul.7  Northern Japan  Leak at Fukushima nuclear plant threatens meltdown


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Jun.30  Indonesia  Indonesia deforestation 'passes Brazil'
Jun.24  UN  U.N. report: Our oceans are trashed with plastic


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May.26  Beijing  China plans to take 5 million older vehicles off road
May.20  Northern Japan  Fukushima workers fled during 2011 crisis
May.15  Ecuador  Galapagos in 'emergency' over stranded petrol tanker
 Los Angeles  Oil spill on streets of Los Angeles
May.6  Washington  US climate impacts 'far reaching'


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Apr.30  Queensland  Unesco warns Australia over Great Barrier Reef
Apr.17  Beijing  China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted
Apr.14  China  Asian air pollution strengthens Pacific storms
Apr.13   UN
Apr.12  Western China  China water pollution hits 2.4m
Apr.10  Southern California  Sriracha hot sauce factory declared a public nuisance
Apr.1  Northern Japan  Fukushima residents cleared to return despite contamination fears


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Mar.26  Indiana  BP oil leak into Lake Michigan
Mar.25  Global  Air pollution 'killed seven million'
Mar.16  Paris  Car ban to start in polluted Paris
Mar.15  Paris  Pollution prompts Paris car ban


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Feb.24  Northern Japan  Some residents to return home to Fukushima disaster zone
Feb.19   Northern Japan


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Jan.16  UN  UN urges action over climate change
Jan.15  Beijing  Beijing air pollution at dangerously high levels
Jan.10  USA  West Virginia chemical spill creates water warning


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Nov.19  Global  Greenhouse gases near record 39.6 million tons in 2013
Nov.14  Global  CO2 causing oceans to acidify at 'unprecedented' rate


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Sep.4   Northern Japan
Sep.3   Northern Japan
Sep.1   Northern Japan
  Radiation levels around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, Japanese authorities have warned


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Aug.27  Northern Japan  Japanese agency labels radioactive leak 'serious'
Aug.20   Northern Japan


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Jul.25  Houston  Halliburton to plead guilty on spill
Jul.21  Queensland  US jets 'bombed' Great Barrier Reef


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Mar.12   Shanghai


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Feb.28  Japan  Report outlines Fukushima's radiation toll


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Jan.12   Beijing


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Oct.2  Queensland  Half of coral lost from Barrier Reef
Jul.21  Northern Japan  Japan to probe Tepco 'cover-up'
Mar.2  Louisiana  BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal


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Dec.15   Northern Japan
Nov.14  Northern Japan  Japan radiation 'unsafe for farming'
Oct.12  New Zealand  'Massive' oil spill clean-up underway
Oct.10  New Zealand  Spill NZ 'worst marine disaster'
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May.4  Northern Japan  Workers enter Fukushima reactor
Apr.17  Northern Japan  Reactors could take 9 months to stop
Apr.12   Northern Japan
  Japanese authorities 'provisionally' declared the country's nuclear accident a level-7 event on the international scale for nuclear disasters.    The amount of radioactive iodine released by the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant was ...
Apr.11  Japan  Japan raises nuclear crisis level Apr.5   Northern Japan   Radioactive water leak stopped   The leak of highly radioactive water into the Pacific from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has stopped   Northern Japan Water radiation millions of times over limit
  An attempt to plug a leak of highly radioactive water from a nuclear reactor has shown a significant difference, despite the material not setting
 Tokyo Electric: an attempt to plug the leak had shown a 'significant difference,' despite the material not setting as hoped. The company had injected a silica-based polymer, 'liquid glass' to reduce the leak
Apr.4   Northern Japan Japan dumps radioactive water in sea Mar.29  Northern Japan  Workers scramble to prevent water leak Mar.28   Northern Japan Radioactive water found outside plant Map of Fukushima Japan
  Water found in a tunnel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has alarmingly high radiation readings
Mar.26  Northern Japan  Sea radiation 1,250 times normal Mar.25   Northern Japan Reactor core might be leaking   Authorities raised the prospect of a likely breach in the all-important containment vessel of the No. 3 reactor at the stricken nuclear power... Mar.20   Northern Japan Food products limited from nuclear area   Japan slapped restrictions on some food produced in two provinces around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Mar.18   Northern Japan Japan raises threat level at nuclear plant   Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency raised the level for the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Friday from a 4 to 5 Mar.16   Northern Japan Water dumped on Japan nuclear plant   Helicopters dumped water on and near the Nos. 3 and 4 units at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to halt the nuclear accident Mar.15   Northern Japan New fire fuels nuclear fears in Japan  Northern Japan  Staff withdrawn from Japan plant Mar.14  Northern Japan  Radiation fears after Japan blast   Northern Japan Meltdown alert at Japan reactor Map of Fukushima Japan  Technicians are battling to stabilise a third reactor at a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear plant, which has been rocked by a second blast in three days. Mar.11  Northern Japan  Radioactive fears rise at Japan plants Feb.17  Antarctica  Japan to bring whaling boats home Feb.14  Ecuador  Huge fine in Amazon pollution case

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Dec.15   Washington U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Oct.7   Hungary   Hungarian sludge reaches Danube Map of Ajka Hungary  Toxic red sludge from a spill at an industrial plant in Hungary has reached the River Danube Sep.19   Louisiana Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says Aug.6   Moscow Muscovites struggle to breathe  The acrid smoke, from thousands of square miles of wildfires, drove carbon monoxide levels in Moscow 5 times higher than what is considered ... Aug.4  Louisiana  Majority of BP spill 'dealt with' Aug.3   Louisiana BP starts 'static kill' on well Jul.24  Louisiana  Oil spill vessels return to site Jul.18  Louisiana  Seepage detected at oil spill site Jul.17  Louisiana  BP oil well 'withstands pressure' Jul.15   Louisiana   BP says oil has stopped leaking  BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion Jul.13  Louisiana  BP starting pressure test on well Jul.12  Louisiana  BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well Jul.9  Louisiana  BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak Jun.29   Louisiana Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up Jun.20  Louisiana  BP told rig safety gear 'broke earlier' Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.10   Louisiana Oil leak was 'greater than estimated' Jun.4   Louisiana BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf May.30   Washington   Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'   White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced May.29  Louisiana  'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails May.27   Louisiana Work resumes to plug US oil well May.26  Louisiana  BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.24  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.8  Louisiana  Setback in oil containment bid May.1  Louisiana  Weather hampers oil slick clean-up Apr.29   Louisiana Oil reaches coast in US disaster Apr.28  Louisiana  New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill Apr.25   Louisiana Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.3   Queensland Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef   The Shen Neng I, a Chinese ship, has run aground off north-eastern Australia, sparking an alert of an oil leak into the Great Barrier Reef

year 2009 Top ^

Sep.20  Ivory Coast  Firm agrees Ivorian waste payouts May.19  Washington  Obama to curb vehicle emissions

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Dec.8  Bali  China leads cuts protests Dec.7   South Korea Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea
Nov.11  Russia  Russian oil tanker breaks in two Aug.1  USA  Chinese-made toys recalled in US Jun.7   Germany G8 leaders 'agree climate deal' May.3   Thailand Deal struck at UN climate talks Feb.1   Paris Warming 'very likely' human-made  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Climatic changes seen around the world are very likely to have a human cause

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Dec.29  Arctic  Ice shelf snaps, breaks free from Arctic Nov.2  Washington  Report: Seafood faces collapse by 2048 Oct.30   London Warming 'may cause economic chaos'
Jun.22  Washington  Study: Earth 'likely' hottest in 2,000 years

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Nov.24  Northeast China  Toxic leak was 100 tonnes Nov.23  Northeast China  Toxic slick flows into Harbin Nov.22   Northeast China Harbin water supplies cut off   Emergency measures are in force amid fears the city's drinking water could be contaminated after an explosion Feb.16   Japan Kyoto Protocol comes into force  The Protocol, which aims to slow global warming, has come into force 7 years after being agreed

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Sep.29   Moscow Russia 'to ratify climate treaty'
Aug.9  Tokyo  Deaths at nuclear plant Apr.17  Southern China  Mass evacuation in Chongqing

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Dec.25   Southern China 233 died in gas disaster


year 2002 Top ^

Nov.19   Spain Tanker sank spilling oil