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Congress tells BP ignored oil well dangers   U.S. Congress: Chief executive Tony Hayward has been told by an angry US Congressional panel his firm ignored dangers when drilling in the Gulf of Mexico US Congress set to grill BP chief  U.S. Congress: Tony Hayward is set to face a grilling, a day after the oil firm agreed a $20bn compensation fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill BP to fund $20bn oil spill payout  Washington: Oil giant is to put $20bn in a compensation fund for victims of the Gulf oil spill and will not pay shareholders a dividend this year US urges quicker BP oil strategy  Washington: A top Coast Guard official has said that BP's plans to contain oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from a blown-out well do not go far enoug... BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf  Louisiana: On day 46 of the oil spill, BP began to siphon oil from the ruptured undersea well to the surface, where it was flowing onto the awaiting drill ship 'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails  Louisiana: The latest attempt to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil leak has failed, BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles has said BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan   Louisiana: Nearly four hours after latest attempt, the oil giant's chief executive said he would not know for another 24 hours whether the plan is work... US warns it may 'push BP aside. Louisiana BP vows to clean up Gulf of Mexico oil slick. Louisiana Firm agrees Ivorian waste payouts   Ivory Coast: Trafigura, an oil trading firm, has agreed to pay $46m compensation to people in Ivory Coast who say they were made ill by dumped waste Warming 'very likely' human-made
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B. 2017-10-22 More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life' Germany
2016-05-13 Spain toxic tyre dump at Sesena forces mass evacuation Quinon de Sesena, Madrid
D. 2015-04-25 Spain activates environmental alert as oil spill threatens vulnerable Canary beaches Maspalomas, Canary Islands, Spain
4. 2014-10-23 EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut Brussels
5. 2014-03-16 Car ban to start in polluted Paris Paris
G. 2014-03-15 Pollution prompts Paris car ban Paris
H. 2013-08-18 European forests near 'carbon saturation point' European Union
I. 2013-05-04 Train with chemicals derails in Belgium East Flanders, Belgium

  Capped well not leaking, BP says  Louisiana: BP says there are no signs of leakage from its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, a day after the flow was stopped for the first time since... BP says oil has stopped leaking
More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life'  Germany: All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say Spain toxic tyre dump at Sesena forces mass evacuation   Madrid: People living near a 'toxic cloud' from a burning tyre dump near the Spanish capital Madrid have been told to leave their homes Spain activates environmental alert as oil spill threatens vulnerable Canary beaches Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal Map of Bodo Nigeria  Nigeria Delta: Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to a $84m (£55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two oil spills EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut. Brussels Car ban to start in polluted Paris Pollution prompts Paris car ban European forests near 'carbon saturation point' Train with chemicals derails in Belgium Bid to stop French foul gas leak. France   BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal  Louisiana: BP says it has reached a deal with the largest group of plaintiffs suing the company over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill Cruise ship fuel pumping delayed. Italy Low levels of radioactive particles 'found. Czech Republic Milan bans cars to stop pollution North Sea leak not expected on land. Scotland Leak at North Sea oil platform. Scotland Iceland's volcanic ash heads for London   BP sues Gulf oil spill companies  United Kingdom: BP is suing Transocean, the owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year, for $40bn in damages Germany pledges to act on dioxins. Berlin   U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill   Washington: The federal government joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill, seeking unlimited penalties Evacuated allowed to return to village. Hungary Dams built to stem second toxic spill   Hungary: Workers in Hungary were racing to build three emergency dams to stem an expected second toxic spill from an aluminum plant Sludge leak executive questioned by police. Hungary New damage in toxic sludge reservoir   Hungary: Authorities were evacuating a village after they found new damage in the reservoir that caused a toxic sludge spill this week Toxic sludge may not harm Danube  Hungary: Tests reveal toxic sludge from an industrial accident that has left six dead may not harm the Danube River   Hungarian sludge reaches Danube Map of Ajka Hungary


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  Hungary: Toxic red sludge from a spill at an industrial plant in Hungary has reached the River Danube
 A million cubic metres of the sludge spilled from a reservoir at an alumina plant in Ajka. 4 people were killed and about 100 injured Croatia, Serbia and Romania are drawing up emergency plans
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  Louisiana: BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion
 The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could last up to 48 hours. Obama said the development was a 'positive sign'

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  Paris: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Climatic changes seen around the world are very likely to have a human cause.    Eiffel Tower darkened to call attention to climate change. The report slight...


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Dec.11 Car of ex-spy contact contaminated. Germany Oct.30 Warming 'may cause economic chaos'
  London: A top economist: Climate change could devastate the global economy on a scale of the 2 world wars


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Nov.19   Tanker sank spilling oil
  Spain: 17,000 tonnes of fuel oil was leaking
Aug.17 Floods spark chemical spill fear. Germany Aug.15 Flood damage releases poison gas. Czech Republic

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Sep.22 Anger at Toulouse blast location
. Southern France


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