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Gas is burned off from an oil well in West Texas. Oil producers in the Permian Basin are implementing new technology to better measure methane emissions. The computer program will help oil and gas companies track how much methane they’re emitting, and what methods are best reducing methane leaks. It was created by the nonprofit …

image copyrightAFP image captionThe protesters called for the government to resign Thousands of people have marched through the Mauritian capital, Port Louis, in protest at the authorities’ handling of a massive oil spill, and the discovery of 39 dead dolphins. Many wore black and waved the national flag, while honking horns and drumming. Many called …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Polar bears are particularly at risk of dying in oil spills The US government is pushing forward with controversial plans to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, by laying out the terms of a leasing programme that would give oil companies access to the area. The wildlife …

Image copyright Rishi Etwaroo / l’Express Maurice Image caption Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, pictured here outside court, was charged with endangering safe navigation The captain of the ship that spilled hundreds of tonnes of oil off the coast of Mauritius has been arrested. Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, a 58-year-old Indian man, was charged with endangering safe navigation, …

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAerial footage showed the remains of the MV Wakashio A Japanese bulk carrier that has leaked hundreds of tonnes of fuel oil off the Mauritius coast has broken apart, authorities in the island nation say. The MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Beaches in Mauritius have been badly affected by the oil spill The recent oil spill off the island of Mauritius has brought the dangers of moving large quantities of oil by sea back under the spotlight. The Japanese-operated MV Wakashio ran aground off the Indian Ocean island, and is …

Image copyright Greenpeace The amount of oil spilled from the Japanese-owned ship nearby the lagoons and coastal areas of south-east Mauritius is relatively low compared to the big oil spills the world has seen in the past, but the damage it will do is going to be huge and long-lasting, experts say. Unlike most previous …

Image copyright Jean Mary Garrett Image caption The oil spill has caused an environmental disaster in Mauritius Almost all the fuel oil from the Japanese-owned ship that has caused a huge oil spill off the coast of Mauritius has been pumped out, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth has said. The operation had been a race against …

Environmentalists in Mauritius, an island country in the Indian Ocean, say they are “expecting the worst” in a race to drain an estimated 2,500 tons of oil from a stricken Japanese ship before it breaks in half and further pollutes the sea. The MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef two weeks ago near the island nation off the eastern coast …

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAt least 1,000 tonnes of oil is thought to have leaked into waters near Mauritius Volunteers in Mauritius are scrambling to create cordons to keep leaking oil from a ship away from the island. The MV Wakashio, believed to have been carrying 4,000 tonnes of fuel oil, …