About: environmental disaster

Global Europe 23-08-2019

As Amazon burns, Brazil’s Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere

Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday (22 August) admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere.
Development Policy 16-08-2013

Chinese company investigated for Chad environmental disaster

Chad has ordered an environmental audit of all crude oil explorations in the country after suspending operations at a China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) unit for violating environmental standards, its oil minister said yesterday (15 August).
Energy 16-07-2012

Ship accident highlights Arctic drilling perils

One of the drill ships that Royal Dutch Shell plans to use in a controversial Arctic drilling programme slipped off its moorings and drifted to the edge of shore in Alaska's Aleutian islands, a US Coast Guard representative said.
Central Europe 08-10-2010

Hungary asks EU for help with toxic decontamination

Four days after a reservoir of toxic sludge burst near an alumina plant in Hungary, the country's government on 8 October turned to the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism for help in dealing with decontamination and the mitigation of environmental damage.