Spilled oil reaches whale sanctuary off Brazil

World Nov 3, 2019

Spilled oil reaches whale sanctuary off Brazil

Fragments of oil from spills plaguing Brazil's coast for three month have reached a humpback whale sanctuary, the navy reported Saturday. The area around the small Abrolhos archipelago off the coast of northeast Bahia state has some of Brazil's richest biodiversity. The oil was being recovered ...

Britain halts fracking due to quake concerns

Business Nov 2, 2019

Britain halts fracking due to quake concerns

Britain will impose an immediate moratorium on fracking, the government announced on Saturday, saying the industry risks causing too much disruption to local communities through earth tremors. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government had previously signaled its support for the shale gas industry as it seeks ...

Brazil says Greek-flagged tanker is top suspect in oil spills

World Nov 2, 2019

Brazil says Greek-flagged tanker is top suspect in oil spills

A Greek-flagged tanker is the main suspect in oil spills that have been appearing along the coast of Brazil for two months, the defense ministry said Friday, finally lifting some of the suspense over this "environmental catastrophe." The oil began appearing in early September and ...

Trump's latest Syria strategy — protect the oil — under question

World Oct 26, 2019

Trump's latest Syria strategy — protect the oil — under question

After abruptly pulling out U.S. troops who protected Kurdish fighters, President Donald Trump has identified protecting oil as the new goal in Syria. But experts question if the new strategy is realistic — or even legal. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday that U.S. troops ...

Volkswagen unveils new Golf as end of gasoline era nears

Business Oct 25, 2019

Volkswagen unveils new Golf as end of gasoline era nears

Volkswagen unveiled the newest incarnation of its iconic Golf hatchback on Thursday, counting on the bestseller to help fund a costly switch to the electric era and bridge the gap to the cars of the future. The eighth generation of the unglamorous but trusted compact ...