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Divers Assess Risk of Oil Leak From Sunken Ship

A large feed boat belonging to fish farming company Laxar sunk in Reyðarfjörður, East Iceland last weekend. Vísir reports that divers were sent out to the ship yesterday to assess the risk of oil …

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Race To Assess Damage To Stricken Oil Tanker Off Sri Lanka

An international team of salvage experts arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday to assess damage to a fire-stricken oil tanker off the east coast, officials said, as fear mounted for an environmental disaster if …

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PHL officials, US Navy to assess Tubbataha Reef damage to determine fine

The Philippines Sunday welcomed the removal of a US minesweeper that had been stuck on a protected coral reef for 10 weeks, but stressed that compensation must be paid for the environmental damage.
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Screening horticultural imports: New models assess plant risk through better analysis

Weedy plants, many introduced to the US for sale through plant nurseries, are responsible for extensive environmental damage and economic costs. To meet the need for more systematic weed risk analysis, researchers at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology and the University of California, Davis have developed a "cost-sensitive" model to determine when importing a given plant is worth …
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Study: Change method to assess gulf oil spill – Herald Tribune

Current federal requirements to assess polluters for repairing environmental damage will likely be inadequate for the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, according to a new report to Congress. The report advised the federal government to take a new …
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Govt to assess whether economic growth is hurting environment – Statesman

NEW DELHI, 9 MAY: Amid a debate over economic growth verses environment, the government has decided to conduct an assessment of the impact of GDP growth on ecology using Green Accounting System and the process will be completed by 2015. The government will …
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As Gulf recovers from spill, scientists assess damage – Chattanooga Times Free Press

One year after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, marine scientist Larry McKinney says researchers are still in a “diagnostic phase,” trying to fully understand the spill’s consequences. On the surface, he said, the Gulf is in relatively good shape.
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S. Korea to assess damage of Japan’s release of radioactive water

South Korea is trying to size up the scope of potential environmental damage radioactive water dumped by Japan would do to the country, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.
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Officials assess damage at harbor, wory about fuel leaks

SANTA CRUZ – Some broken docks and debris were pulled out of Santa Cruz harbor Saturday morning after a day of tsunami surges caused by the largest earthquake in Japan’s history.
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Scientists Use Airborne Chemistry Measurements for the First Time to Assess Flow Rate, Fate of Spilled Gases and Oil During Gulf Oil Spill – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

An oil recovery vessel flares gases during the summer 2010 oil spill. NOAA researchers and colleagues used atmospheric measurements during the spill to derive independent estimates of the recovery rate, oil spill rate and the fate of the spilled gases and …
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