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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

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

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

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

June 1, 2016 — Hydraulic fracturing, a widely used method for extracting oil and gas from otherwise impenetrable shale and rock formations, involves not only underground injections composed mostly of water, but ... read more

What Happens to Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater on Cropland

June 1, 2016 — The use of hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking,' has grown rapidly in the US over the past 15 years -- but concerns persist that the oil and gas extraction method could harm the environment ... read more

May 31, 2016 — Scientists are harnessing advanced fiber-sensor technologies to increase productivity and process safety in the waste oil recycling ... read more

May 30, 2016 — Scientists working in the Gulf of Mexico have found that contaminants from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill lingered in the subsurface water for months after oil on the surface had been swept up ... read more

May 26, 2016 — Seabirds exposed to even a dime-sized amount of oil can die of hypothermia in cold-water regions, but despite repeated requests by Environment Canada, offshore oil operators are failing when it comes ... read more

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

May 10, 2016 — Radium isotopes in soils can be used to determine the age of oil and gas wastewater spills, research shows. Three new isotopic age-dating methods developed by the team could be useful for identifying ... read more

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