Peru declares environmental emergency on coastal area hit by oil spill

Peru declares environmental emergency on coastal area hit by oil spill

Peru declared an environmental emergency Saturday to battle an oil spill caused by freak waves from a volcanic eruption in the South Pacific.

Japan to send team to Mauritius to assist in oil spill

Japan to send team to Mauritius to assist in oil spill

Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi said on Saturday Tokyo planned to send a team of officials from the ministry and other specialists to Mauritius to assess the damage from an oil spill.

At least 26 beaches affected by oil spill in southern France

At least 26 beaches affected by oil spill in southern France

Oil has washed up on at least two dozen beaches in the south of France following a collision between two cargo ships near Corsica some two weeks ago, according to local authorities and media reports.

Indonesia oil well explosion kills 15, dozens injured

Indonesia oil well explosion kills 15, dozens injured

Firefighters on Wednesday afternoon were still battling the blaze sparked by an oil spill at about 1:30 am in a residential area. Several homes were also destroyed.

Iranian oil tanker burns as winds, waves lash rescuers

Iranian oil tanker burns as winds, waves lash rescuers

The poor conditions, with strong winds, rain and waves as high as 3 metres, frustrated efforts to tame the oil tanker fire and search for the 31 remaining crew members, the Ministry of Transport said.

Emergency teams battle oil spill off Kuwait

Emergency teams battle oil spill off Kuwait

Emergency workers are battling to contain an oil spill near a joint Kuwaiti-Saudi oilfield in the Gulf, an official said on Sunday.

Oil spill on India's south coast threatens nesting turtles

Oil spill on India's south coast threatens nesting turtles

Hundreds of students and fishermen were working on Friday to clean up an oil spill on India's southern coast that campaigners say threatens the turtles that nest there every year.