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May 29, 2016

Temporary Oilfield Workers Are Major Factor in Increased Water Use in North Dakota Bakken Region

May 20, 2016 — Increased water use in the rapidly growing oil industry in North Dakota's Bakken oil shale region, or play, is surprisingly due not only to oil well development but also to people, according to ... read more

May 16, 2016 — New technology for cleaning oil from lakes is best suited for lakes with thick sediments: stony, clay or sandy bottom, report scienitsts. This method allows cleaning both sediments and water and ... read more

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

Dec. 17, 2015 — Renewable fuels from pyrolysis bio-oil has been created by researchers. Pyrolysis bio-oil is produced by rapidly heating the forest residues in an oxygen-free environment and then rapidly cooling the ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — A proposed recovery technique for oil extraction not only outperforms existing drilling and recovery techniques, but also has the potential to sequester more carbon dioxide in the ... 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

Nov. 30, 2015 — In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, materials scientists have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron nitride nanosheet, that can ... read more

Shedding Light on Oil Behaviors Before the Next Spill

Nov. 25, 2015 — There are still critical research gaps hampering efforts to both assess the environmental impacts of crude oil spills and to effectively remediate them, a Canadian, comprehensive scientific report ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — The use of chemical dispersants meant to stimulate microbial crude oil degradation can in some cases inhibit microorganisms that naturally degrade hydrocarbons, according to a new study . These ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Scientists are reporting a high rate of reproductive failure in dolphins exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill. The team has monitored these bottlenose dolphins in heavily oiled Barataria ... read more

Analysis Shows Greenhouse Gas Emissions Similar for Shale, Crude Oil

Oct. 15, 2015 — A pair of studies on the efficiency of shale oil production excavation have been released by researchers. The reports show that shale oil production generates greenhouse gas emissions at levels ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Scientists have calculated that millions of tons of hydrocarbons are produced annually by photosynthetic bacteria in the world's ... 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

Sep. 8, 2015 — For 25 years, methodical research by scientists has investigated the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 on Alaskan communities and ecosystems. A new study on the effects of the 1989 Exxon ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — A biochemist is studying Camelina sativa -- a nonfood oilseed crop -- to see how it can be used for biofuel or even industrial and food-related ... 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

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