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China to introduce tough emissions controls for ships

Shipping containers are seen on a ship docked at a port in Rizhao, Shandong province, China, December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

BEIJING/SINGAPORE– China will introduce tough controls on ship emissions at three key port areas from January to reduce sulfur dioxide which results in acid rain, causing respiratory difficulties and sometimes premature death, said the Ministry of Transport. If strictly implemented the move would force oil suppliers to increase the supply of cleaner marine fuel, industry experts said. The ministry gave ...

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UPDATE: 580 gallons of oil spilled into Mississippi

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Jonathan Bullington for the New Orleans Times-Picayune has verified that 580 gallons of oil were spilled into the Mississippi River. Water supplies for New Orleans and Gretna are not at risk of contamination, and the majority is the oil has been contained. No one was injured in the incident. Traffic along the Mississippi has ...

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Three ships collide on Mississippi River, oil spilled

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Three vessels collided late Tuesday night on the Mississippi River near New Orleans. Carlie Kollath Wells for the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: The Coast Guard said the crash happened when the Maltese-flagged vessel Flag Gangos lost power and steering near mile marker 97.4 on the lower Mississippi River. The Flag Gangos collided around 11 ...

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Divers stop oil leaking from sunken World War II ship, but threat still looms

Jonathan Black | The News & Observer RALEIGH, N.C. The W.E. Hutton is one of hundreds of wrecks off the North Carolina coast, known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, where treacherous currents, shifting sands and strong storms have feasted on ships for centuries. Earlier this month, the Coast Guard received a call from a fishing boat reporting a small amount ...

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China needs to import more food to ease water, energy shortages: official

David Stanway BEIJING (Reuters) – China should boost imports of food so it can dedicate more of its scarce water supplies to energy production, especially in arid but coal-rich regions like Xinjiang and Ningxia, a senior environmental official said on Monday. Mu Guangfeng, the head of the environment impact assessment office at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, told a conference ...

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China steps up efforts to stop Vietnam ships from approaching rig


HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) — China yesterday stepped up efforts to prevent Vietnamese law enforcement ships from approaching the oil rig it had stationed in Vietnamese waters since early last month. The Vietnam Fisheries Surveillance Department reported that Chinese vessels were arranged in two rows to prevent Vietnamese ships from approaching the site of oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981. It said ...

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Hanoi claims Chinese ships ram, damage Vietamese vessels

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) — A ship belonging to the Vietnam Fishing Surveillance Department was deliberately rammed and seriously damaged by two Chinese ships that were said to be illegally operating in Vietnamese waters yesterday. The action is seen as another flagrant violation by China of an international law. China vioalated this law when in placed an oil rig in ...

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Vietnam, China make no progress in oil rig talks

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A top Chinese diplomat and Vietnamese officials made no progress in talks Wednesday about an increasingly bitter confrontation over a giant oil rig China deployed in the disputed South China Sea, officials said. State Councilor Yang Jiechi is the most senior Chinese diplomat to visit Vietnam since China placed the rig off the Vietnamese coast last ...

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Beijing sends ships to Vietnam to evacuate its citizens after days of anti-China rioting

By Stuart Leavenworth | McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIJING — China has evacuated more than 3,000 of its citizens from Vietnam because of anti-China rioting there and is sending five ships to evacuate more, state-run Xinhua news service reported Sunday. It was not immediately clear if Vietnam would allow the Chinese rescue ships to dock, given continuing skirmishes between the two countries ...

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Baltics can keep lights on if Russia turns off the gas

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By Aija Krutaine and Andrius Sytas VILNIUS/RIGA (Reuters) – Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia depend on Russia for all their gas imports, but they each have defenses in place to ensure sufficient energy supplies if Moscow cuts off gas exports in an escalation of the Ukraine crisis. Russia’s Gazprom has threatened to cut supplies to Ukraine in June if it receives ...

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