Far From Gulf, a Spill Scourge 5 Decades Old

On June 16, 2010, in Environmental Destruction, by Editor

- Adam Nossiter, New York Times BODO, Nigeria — Big oil spills are no longer news in this vast, tropical land. The Niger Delta, where the wealth underground is out of all proportion with the poverty on the surface, has endured the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez spill every year for 50 years by some […]

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The Oil Spills We Don’t Hear About

On June 4, 2010, in Environmental Destruction, by Editor

- Anene Ejikeme, New York Times The disastrous BP oil spill is now believed to be the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. Even worse than Exxon Valdez. Exxon Valdez stirs up strong memories. Who can forget the images of birds covered in black oil slick? Imagine an Exxon Valdez happening every year for 50 […]


Nigeria’s agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US and Europe ignore it

On May 30, 2010, in Environmental Destruction, by Editor

The Deepwater Horizon disaster caused headlines around the world, yet the people who live in the Niger delta have had to live with environmental catastrophes for decades. – John Vidal, The Observer, UK We reached the edge of the oil spill near the Nigerian village of Otuegwe after a long hike through cassava plantations. Ahead […]

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