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Prompted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a UC Santa Barbara scientist has come up with a new way of predicting how contaminants like oil will spread.
NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Financial Times/Harris Poll finds that the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has caused adults in the five largest European countries and the United States to be more concerned about certain environmental issues as well as oil dependency.
The environmental impact of millions of gallons of oil still in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon incident may depend on microscopic helpers: Bacteria that consume oil and other hydrocarbons and could break down the spilled crude, making it disappear.
Experts said Friday that fires sweeping across Russia are threatening to re-release nuclear contamination from the Chernobyl disaster into the air, but not in levels dangerous to human health.
New BP CEO Robert Dudley will be in Biloxi, Mississippi today to address the company's future plans for dealing with the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill recovery efforts.
MOBILE, Ala., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The oil flow has stopped. Now what? Now that the gushing of oil into the Gulf of Mexico has been stifled, scientists and coastal communities are faced with the task of cleaning up what's left.
WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group today called on Congress and the administration to take decisive actions to prevent disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill from occurring again and to ensure the restoration of the Gulf.
FAIRFAX, Va., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated Safety Services, together with its subsidiary Dynamac Corporation, (CSS-Dynamac) today announced that it has deployed scientists, data analysts, IT specialists, and technicians to the Gulf coast in support of the U.S.
The massive BP oil spill has scientists and experts fearing a decades-long â€œcascadingâ€ effect on marine life that could lead to alterations in the entire biological network in the Gulf of Mexico.
A team of chemists led by Dr George John, Associate Professor at The City College of New York (CCNY), have developed a non-toxic, recyclable agent that can solidify oil on salt water so that it can be scooped up like the fat that forms on the top of a pot of chilled chicken soup.
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