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BP’s Deepwater Horizon bill tops $65bn

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The Deepwater Horizon rig pictured on fire the day after the accident on 20 April 2010.
Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Firm’s financial pain offset by rising oil prices as it winds down payouts from 2010 disaster

January 16, 2018 — BP is nearing the end of the $65bn (£47bn) Deepwater Horizon compensation process, it said as it announced an unexpectedly high payout of $1.7bn among the final few hundred outstanding claims. Continue reading BP’s Deepwater Horizon bill tops $65bn

Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

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Toxins from manure and fertiliser pouring into waterways in and around the Gulf of Mexico are causing harmful algal blooms, leading to widespread ‘dead zones’. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

A new report shows toxins from suppliers to companies like Tyson Foods are pouring into waterways, causing marine life to leave or die

August 1, 2017 — The global meat industry, already implicated in driving global warming and deforestation, has now been blamed for fueling what is expected to be the worst “dead zone” on record in the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico