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February 9, 2016

Why Do Some Fish Thrive in Oil-Polluted Water?

Jan. 26, 2016 — Scientists thought guppies in Northern Trinidad could be a rare example of adaptation to crude oil pollution. But they found something ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — With microbial technology, the a research team aims to increase hydrocarbon recovery factor in extraction wells. The Technology of Hydrocarbons Recovery using Microbes uses microorganisms found in ... read more

Intelligent Sensors That Map out Presence of Chemical Pollutants in the Sea

Jan. 11, 2016 — Newly developed sensors not only detect pollutants in very small quantities, but also work to establish the exact size and location of the polluted area, say researchers, adding that their use is ... read more

U.S. Regulations Should Be Strengthened to Prepare for Potential Spills of Diluted Bitumen, Experts Say

Dec. 8, 2015 — The US Department of Transportation needs to modify its regulations and planning in order to strengthen preparedness for accidental spills of diluted bitumen from pipelines, says a new ... read more

New Report Details 10 Years of Improvements in Gulf of Mexico Observation Systems

Sep. 29, 2015 — A new report from the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association details the first 10 years of the nonprofit organization's work to improve access to ocean observing data ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — One of the biggest challenges in evaluating the environmental impacts of the Macondo blowout was the lack of baseline data, an expert say. She argues in a new article that environmental monitoring ... read more

July 31, 2015 — As tropical storm Isaac was gaining momentum toward the Mississippi River in August 2012, researchers were dropping instruments from the sky above to study the ocean conditions beneath the storm. The ... read more

June 27, 2015 — An eco-friendly biodegradable green 'herding' agent that can be used to clean up light crude oil spills on water has been developed by researchers. Derived from the plant-based small ... read more

Analysis Shows Increased Carbon Intensity from Canadian Oil Sands

June 26, 2015 — Gasoline and diesel refined from Canadian oil sands has a higher carbon impact than fuels derived from conventional domestic crude sources, a new study ... read more

Using Sago Palm Waste to Absorb Oil from Spills

June 18, 2015 — Waste material generated by Malaysia’s sago palm industry has potential for use as an adsorbent for cleaning up oil spills, according to a new ... read more

Using Recovery Methods, Oil Production in Mexico Would Increase by Nearly 800 Thousand Barrels Per Day

May 25, 2015 — Mexico has a wide range of oil fields; however, most of them are mature which makes it difficult to maintain oil production. Given this, advanced and improved recovery methods should be implemented ... read more

May 20, 2015 — As part of an unusual mortality event investigation, a team of scientists has discovered that dead bottlenose dolphins stranded in the northern Gulf of Mexico since the start of the Deepwater Horizon ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Gas and oil seeps have been part of religious and cultural practices for thousands of years. Seeps from which gas and oil escape were formative to many ancient cultures and societies. They gave rise ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Experts argue for further in-depth assessments of the impacts of dispersants on microorganisms to guide their use in response to future oil spills. Chemical dispersants are widely used in emergency ... read more

May 12, 2015 — A method of using bacteria to help test for the presence of a wide array of pollutants has been developed by researchers. The scientists say that their method may potentially be used for everything ... read more

Risk of a Collision-Related Oil Spill on the Gulf of Finland Could Up to Quadruple in the Future

May 4, 2015 — A single oil spill can release 30,000 tons of oil into the ocean if two vessels collide. In grounding the high weight can lead to oil disaster, in the Baltic Sea up to 120,000 tons. This estimate ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Scientists have shown that toxic compounds in oil target the still-forming hearts of larval fish, leading to developmental defects and reduced ... read more

Soy: It's Good for Eating, Baking -- And Cleaning Up Crude Oil Spills

Apr. 22, 2015 — If you've studied ingredient labels on food packaging, you've probably noticed that soy lecithin is in a lot of products, ranging from buttery spreads to chocolate cake. Scientists have now ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — The survey shows that more than 34 percent of residents said they were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their community's economy after the DWH oil spill, while only 15.6 percent felt that ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Before Deepwater Horizon, scientists didn't know that oil and marine snow had anything to do with each other. "Marine snow is like dust bunnies in the house," explained a research ... read more

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