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Synthetic substance added to oil may be responsible for seabird deaths

Pollution expert says polyisobutene is the sticky substance found on hundreds of seabirds after examining washed-up guillemot A sticky substance that has killed hundreds of seabirds could be a polymer often used to improve the performance of lubricating oil, it has emerged. Professor Steve Rowland, an expert in pollution from Plymouth University,…

Nigerians too poor to sue over corporate abuse: jurists

GENEVA — Victims of environmental disasters or other abuses inflicted by corporations in Nigeria are being denied justice as they are too poor or do not know how to seek legal recourse, jurists said Wednesday. “Poor rural victims of corporate human rights abuse are usually unaware of their legal rights…