oil spill cleanup

Solar-Activated Nanogrid Turns Oil Spills into Biodegradable Compounds

Solar-Activated Nanogrid Turns Oil Spills into Biodegradable Compounds

Professor Perena Gouma from Stony Brook University in New York has developed a new way to tackle oil spills that is easier and more eco-friendly than conventional approaches. She has developed a

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Broken Pipeline Spills Over 20,000 Barrels of Oil in North Dakota Wheat Field

Broken Pipeline Spills Over 20,000 Barrels of Oil in North Dakota Wheat Field

A farmer in North Dakota noticed something funny going on in his wheat field in late September. At first, he could only smell what he suspected was crude oil, but within a few days it began gushing up out

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Deepwater Horizon Oil in Gulf Traveling Up the Food Chain

Deepwater Horizon Oil in Gulf Traveling Up the Food Chain

We recently learned that BP, who we all know for causing the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, has also been overlooking safety on their pipeline operation in Alaska and on their other massive gulf rig the

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Oil Spill Costs Rise to $3 Billion as BP Tests World’s Largest Skimming Ship

Oil Spill Costs Rise to $3 Billion as BP Tests World’s Largest Skimming Ship

Attempting to speed up the oil spill clean up in the Gulf, BP has just tapped the world's largest oil skimming vessel. This converted Taiwanese cargo ship known as "A Whale" was put through her paces

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Kevin Costner Announces That BP Will Use His Oil-Cleanup Machines

Kevin Costner Announces That BP Will Use His Oil-Cleanup Machines

At a cameo appearance at a Congressional hearing on the BP oil spill, actor Kevin Costner announced that the company had ordered 32 of the half-million-dollar centrifuge machines he's been proposing for

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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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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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“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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