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Dec. 19, 2016 — Researchers have analyzed 125 compounds from oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico to determine their longevity at different ... read more

Dec. 12, 2016 — Oil spills could be cleaned up in the icy, rough waters of the Arctic with a chemically modified sawdust material that absorbs up to five times its weight in oil and stays afloat for at least four ... read more

What Happens to Oil After a Spill?

Nov. 22, 2016 — Very little is known about what happens to oil in the ocean after an oil spill and what happens to it once a chemical dispersant has been applied. New research summarizes what is known and what ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — The Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin portion of Texas' Permian Basin province contains an estimated mean of 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of associated natural gas, and ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — Scientists have identified the first evidence of Deepwater Horizon oil in a land animal - the Seaside Sparrow. The scientists analyzed the diet and feathers of sparrows collected more than a year ... read more

Fracking Wastewater Is Mostly Brines, Not Human-Made Fracking Fluids

Oct. 17, 2016 — Human-made chemical-laden fracking fluids make up less than 8 percent of wastewater being produced by fracked wells; more than 92% of it is naturally occurring brines, which carry their own risks but ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — The release of 4 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon disaster during peak spawning season for Atlantic bluefin tuna could have both near- and long-term ... read more

Catalyst for Green Biodiesel Production from Unrefined Feedstock

Oct. 3, 2016 — A durable catalyst for green biodiesel production from low grade feedstock through one-step catalysis has been developed, report ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — The Deepwater Horizon oil spill six years ago caused widespread marsh erosion that may be permanent in some places, according to a new analysis of 270 miles of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — Some water ferns can absorb large volumes of oil within a short time, because their leaves are strongly water-repellent and, at the same time, highly oil-absorbing. Researchers have found that the ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Certain varieties of aquatic floating weeds demonstrate an impressive ability to selectively absorb oil from contaminated water. These plants, which are often regarded as a nuisance, could in fact ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — Even brief exposures of the eggs of Atlantic haddock to low concentrations of dispersed crude oil can cause severe and usually deadly deformities in developing fish, an international research team ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — Researchers say their discovery of a type of fire tornado they call a 'blue whirl' could lead to beneficial new approaches for reduced carbon emissions and improved oil spill ... read more

Oil Pollution a Threat to Haddock

July 28, 2016 — Haddock is an important fish species that has its most important spawning ground in and around Norway’s northern Lofoten archipelago, where oil production is being planned. However, research now ... read more

Effective Monitoring to Evaluate Ecological Restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

July 26, 2016 — To improve and ensure the efficacy of restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon -- the largest oil spill in US history -- a new report recommends a set of best practices ... read more

A 'Smart Dress' for Oil-Degrading Bacteria

July 22, 2016 — The modified polyelectrolyte-magnetite nanocoating was applied to functionalize the cell walls of oil decomposing bacteria Alcanivorax ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A new study shows to where and to what extent palm oil plantations could be expanded, while avoiding further deforestation in pristine and carbon-rich tropical ... read more

July 11, 2016 — The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill, in which nearly three million barrels of crude oil got released in 2010 into the northern Gulf of Mexico, contaminated the spawning habitats for many fishes. A ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Gas wells can continue to be productive longer than we predicted, before they need expensive “anti-aging” support, new laboratory tests ... read more

Climate Consequences of Oil Price Uncertainty Could Be Significant

June 13, 2016 — Oil prices can have a major impact on the types and quantities of energy sources used -- and thus on greenhouse gas emissions. A new study is the first to quantify the energy and emissions impacts of ... read more

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