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Aruba looks towards long-idled oil refinery, as tourism drop pummels economy

Aruba’s state-owned refining company Refineria di Aruba (RdA) is seen in San Nicolas, Aruba, April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Luc Cohen April 19, 2021 By Luc Cohen SAN NICOLAS, Aruba (Reuters) – A collapse in tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic has sent Aruba toward one of the world’s biggest economic contractions, prompting the island to try […]

150 years of spills: Philadelphia refinery cleanup highlights toxic legacy of fossil fuels

A view inside the PES Refinery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Dane Rhys February 16, 2021 By Laila Kearney and Valerie Volcovici PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Wearing blue hard hats, white hazmat suits and respirator masks, workers carted away bags of debris on a recent morning from a sprawling and now-defunct oil refinery once […]