Although Shell has apologized for the North Sea spill, which has yet to be contained, the oil company's belated release of information is still drawing criticism from environmentalists.
Shell oil spill: Although the amount of oil involved in the Shell spill off the coast of Scotland is an order of magnitude smaller than BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster — around 1,300 barrels so far compared to an estimated 4.9 million in the Gulf — the spill undercuts Shell's earlier suggestions that it is a safer company than BP.
This odd and engaging dark crime thriller is set in a dystopic Sweden.
One American has been confirmed dead in the accident, which came after a flash storm upended the boat before dawn Sunday, spilling dozens of tourists and crew members into the water.
Seal pups enjoy the water in a pool at the common seal station in Friedrichskoog near the North Sea, northern Germany. The pups were abandoned by their mother. They will grow up here before being released back into their natural habitat.
The president's commission on the Gulf oil spill has roundly criticized BP's role in the disaster. But it's appearing less likely that the British oil giant will be charged with gross negligence.
Armed paramilitary policemen chant slogans as they stand in formation during a training session to ensure the security of the upcoming 12th Chinese National Games in Shenyang, Liaoning province August 16, 2013.
German police yesterday targeted two Salafi Islamic groups in what officials say is an investigation into efforts to overthrow the government.