Category: devastation

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Sleek 360 movie reveals Nigeria oil spill devastation

Lessi Phillips was only 16 when a Shell oil pipeline burst near her village, in Nigeria’s resource-rich Niger Delta in 2008. In the 77 days that followed, vast quantities of oil seeped into mangrove swamps near Bodo City, devastating the diverse ecosystem and destroying once-vibrant local fisheries and farms.  Ten years later, Al Jazeera’s virtual…