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The burnt-out area is mapped as 65-70 hectares, which include crop fields, grasslands, and swamps.(ANI)

Long-lasting toxicity for humans, animals and birds at Baghjan oil spill region: Wildlife Institute

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 06:06 PM IST
WII has said that the highest concentration of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a toxic compound, in fish samples from Maguri Motapung wetland, which is located near the blowout site, was found to be 10-to 100-fold higher than any concentrations reported from India or other parts of the world.
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Leaks from abandoned wells have long been recognized as an environmental problem, a health hazard and a public nuisance.(Reuters)
Leaks from abandoned wells have long been recognized as an environmental problem, a health hazard and a public nuisance.(Reuters)

Millions of abandoned oil wells are leaking methane, a climate menace

By Reuters | Posted by: Shivani Kumar | Kentucky, United States
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 08:17 AM IST
More than a century of oil and gas drilling has left behind millions of abandoned wells, many of which are leaching pollutants into the air and water.
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One of the halls at King Saud Guest Palace, restored few years ago, which is used to host visiting foreign dignitaries(Rezaul H Laskar)
One of the halls at King Saud Guest Palace, restored few years ago, which is used to host visiting foreign dignitaries(Rezaul H Laskar)

Travel: Saudi Arabia as a tourist destination? Why not!

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 11:56 PM IST
Here’s taking a trip to the Arabian kingdom and discovering Saudi beyond stereotypes
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Indonesian fire fighters battle to extinguish a fire at an illegal oil well in Peureulak on April 25, 2018.(AFP)
Indonesian fire fighters battle to extinguish a fire at an illegal oil well in Peureulak on April 25, 2018.(AFP)

Fire at illegal oil well kills 18 in Indonesia, many in hospital

By HT Correspondent | Reuters, Banda Aceh (Indonesia)
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 06:25 PM IST
The head of police in the northwestern province of Aceh said the oil well might have been drilled illegally and the fire might have been started when someone was smoking a cigarette.
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