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US And Cuba Hold Talks On Oil Spill

U.S and Cuban officials are holding "working level" talks on how to respond to the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill that is believed to be dumping some 5,000 barrels of crude a day into the Gulf Read More

Cuba concerned Gulf oil spill may damage coast

WASHINGTON -- The sprawling oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is prompting concern in Cuba, which boasts one of the Caribbean's most pristine coral reefs, thick mangroves and nesting areas for green sea turtles. Read More

Why is U.S.-Cuba Environmental Cooperation Critical?

Introduction: The sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform and the resulting discharge of millions of gallons of crude oil into the sea demonstrated graphically the challenge of environmental protection in the ocean waters shared by Cuba and the United States. Read More

Several Tornados Hit Central Cuba

Camaguey, Cuba, May 18 (acn) Five tornados hit in the space of two hours Santa Teresa Town, nine kilometers west of Camaguey city, and preliminary reports mention two injured people and damages to 78 houses. Read More

Concerns grow that Gulf oil spill could reach Florida Keys

MIAMI -- As BP engineers worked to contain a deep sea oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, scientists tracking the spread of oil on the ocean's surface and underwater expressed concern that powerful currents could carry the crude as far east as Florida Read More

Cayo Ratones, a Managed Floristic Reserve

The potentiality for the development of environmental education, the preservation of species and ecological tourism, guarantee the creation and gradual application of a protection and conservation project in Cayo Ratones as part of the Managed Floristic Reserve category. Read More

NYT: U.S. Said to Allow Drilling Without Needed Permits

WASHINGTON — The federal Minerals Management Service gave permission to BP and dozens of other oil companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico without first getting required permits Read More

Cuban Scientists Monitor Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

HAVANA, Cuba, May 14 (acn) The Cuban scientific community keeps a close eye on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after the collapse last April of the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon platform. Read More

Administration urged to work with Cuba on oil disaster, protecting Gulf

Anya Landau French, director of the U.S.-Cuba Policy Initiative at the New America Foundation, called on the Obama administration to make BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster the spur to work with Cuba to prevent similar catastrophes in the years ahead. Read More

Cuba among Top Ten Cleanest Countries in the World, Study Says

HAVANA, Cuba, (acn) The 2010 edition of the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) has placed Cuba as the ninth cleanest country in the world out of 163 nations. Read More

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