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Kevin Costner Cleaning up the Gulf with His Oil Separating Technology

Kevin Costner Cleaning up the Gulf with His Oil Separating Technology

No, we are not kidding. Neither is Kevin Costner. When the Exxon Valdez catastrophe happened in 1989, the actor, fisherman and environmentalist was horrified. So he went searching for an answer to

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BP Claims Its Tube is “Working Really Well” at Sucking Up Oil

BP Claims Its Tube is “Working Really Well” at Sucking Up Oil

From a (failed) dome to a "top hat" to a tube, it seems like BP has tried many a method of containing the millions of gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. Last night, the petroleum giant was

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Supertankers Could Clean up The Gulf Oil Spill, BP Won’t Listen

Supertankers Could Clean up The Gulf Oil Spill, BP Won’t Listen

Photo by indi.ca A former Shell Oil executive told FastCompany.com that a solution to cleaning up the Gulf Coast Oil spill is right under BP's noses. John Hofmeister, the former president of Shell Oil,

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Super-Insulator Aerogel Could Be Used to Soak Up Oil

Super-Insulator Aerogel Could Be Used to Soak Up Oil

Not only does the space-age material Aerogel have super-insulating powers -- it is also remarkably effective at soaking up oil. AeroClay, one of the makers of the insulation, is currently working on a new

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BP Considers Tube, Top Hat to Stop Deepwater Horizon Leak

BP Considers Tube, Top Hat to Stop Deepwater Horizon Leak

After its containment cap filled with ice-like crystals and failed to stop the flow of oil, BP has been scrambling to come up with new solutions to the Deepwater Horizon leak. And we hope they find a

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Visualizing 5,000 Barrels of Oil a Day as a Victorian Row House

Visualizing 5,000 Barrels of Oil a Day as a Victorian Row House

Although no one knows exactly how much oil is leaking into the Gulf of Mexico per day, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has estimated the number to be about 5,000 barrels a day (or a

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BP to Try “Junk Shot” to Halt the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

BP to Try “Junk Shot” to Halt the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

It sounds to us like BP is now grasping at straws trying to outsmart the growing gulf coast oil spill. As their next plan of action engineers will shoot a pile of trash at high speed into the blowout

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Wants to Use Fake Islands to Ward Off Oil

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Wants to Use Fake Islands to Ward Off Oil

As news surfaced that the giant cap meant to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill failed, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his own plan to save the coastline from mass amounts of incoming oil.

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BP Considers Other Options After Oil Containment Cap Fails

BP Considers Other Options After Oil Containment Cap Fails

It's one failure after the next for oil giant BP. The corporation's latest attempt to stop oil from spilling out of the Deepwater Horizon well fell short. This weekend, BP attempted to place a four-story

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First Oil Containment Dome Shipped to Deepwater Horizon Spill

First Oil Containment Dome Shipped to Deepwater Horizon Spill

Photo credit: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky The first steel and concrete oil containment dome was finished yesterday and will be shipped off today to the site of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil leak. The

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Scientists Harness Virtual Reality to Aid Oil Spill Cleanup Effort

Scientists Harness Virtual Reality to Aid Oil Spill Cleanup Effort

We've looked at a number of possible cleanup solutions for the disastrous oil spill off the Gulf Coast -- hair, underwater domes, and bacteria, to name a few. Now scientists are testing out virtual

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“Rock Breathing” Bacteria Could Help Soak Up Oil Spill in Gulf

“Rock Breathing” Bacteria Could Help Soak Up Oil Spill in Gulf

A mind blowing discovery has been made by scientists at East Anglia University in the UK. They've figured out how "rock breathing" bacteria -- yes you read that correctly -- that live below the Earth's

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Naturally Occuring Bacteria Could Help Clean Oil Spill

Naturally Occuring Bacteria Could Help Clean Oil Spill

Almost two weeks after the disaster started, the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico is still gushing up to 10,000 barrels of oil into the ocean every day. Efforts by BP and the US government to stop

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