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2013-07-31 10:47:27

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series describes a report demonstrating that unprocessed, raw cotton has an amazing ability to sop up oil while also being eco-friendly. Based on a report by Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D., in the ACS journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, the new podcast is available without charge at iTunes and from http://www.acs.org/globalchallenges. In light of the...

UK Government Accused Of Being Complacent Over Arctic Drilling
2013-07-29 05:00:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The UK government has been accused by a coalition of environmental advocates of failing to protect the Arctic from oil and gas drilling, allowing projects to commence without performing adequate risk assessment. According to the Belfast Telegraph, Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) have accused the coalition government of "complacently standing by" while drilling projects commence despite the...

2013-07-25 23:02:39

Downstream contamination in Chaudiere River / lab results show 200 - 1,400 PPM of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons that accumulated into Open-Celled OPFLEX mobile eelgrass matrix in 24 hour period. Templar Titan offers plan for clean up of Lac-Megantic, Quebec oil train disaster. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Opflex Solutions, Inc. announced today that it received the fingerprinting results from OPFLEX® Technology deployed and demonstrated downstream in the Chaudiere River...

Deepwater Horizon Rig Wreckage Oil Sheens
2013-07-17 09:12:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Oil sheens recently discovered floating at the ocean's surface near the site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster were caused by pockets of oil trapped within the wreckage of the sunken rig, according to the results of a new chemical analysis. The sheens, which were first reported to the US Coast Guard by BP last September, had led to some concern that the capped Macondo Well that played a key role in the largest offshore oil...

2013-07-15 10:23:42

NJIT Professor Michel Boufadel, is a co-author of a new expert report on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Mississippi Canyon-252 oil spill on ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico. Entitled "An Ecosystem Services Approach to Assessing the Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico," the report, published by the National Academy of Sciences, makes the case for how and why a more resilient Gulf of Mexico ecosystem needs to be developed. Recommendations...

2013-07-10 16:03:54

While numerous studies are under way to determine the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico, the extent and severity of these impacts and the value of the resulting losses cannot fully be measured without considering the goods and services provided by the Gulf, says a new report from the National Research Council. The congressionally mandated report offers an approach that could establish a more comprehensive understanding of the impacts and help inform options for...

2013-07-01 23:03:41

Stevens Institute of Technology launched TRACES, a new educational service and website on environmental spill forecasting in and around the port of New York and New Jersey waters. Hoboken, N.J. (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Stevens Institute of Technology launched TRACES, a new educational service and website on environmental spill forecasting in and around the port of New York and New Jersey waters. In coordination with personnel from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s...

Oil Spill Clean Up With Detergent Treated Glass
2013-06-22 05:18:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mechanical engineers at the University of Alberta have demonstrated that a simple glass surface can be used to repel oil underwater, making it a potentially useful tool for cleaning up petroleum spills. Incidents such as the 1989 Exxon Valdez accident and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion were responsible for leaking massive amounts of crude oil into the water, harming marine flora and fauna that come into contact...

2013-06-20 23:15:22

In Scott Smith's response to ExxonMobil's letter to Congressman Markey regarding the Pegasus pipeline tar sands oil spill in Mayflower, AR, the facts and science of why people are getting sick in Mayflower, AR and the needless destruction of the wetlands are explained. Mayflower, AR (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Opflex Solutions, Inc. responded today to ExxonMobil´s recent acknowledgement that OPFLEX® Technology is a comparable sorbent material that could have been used during the...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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