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‘Greener’ aerogel technology holds potential for oil and chemical clean-up

Cleaning up oil spills and metal contaminates in a low-impact, sustainable and inexpensive manner remains a challenge for companies and governments globally. But a group...

Scientists discover mechanism of crude oil heart toxicity

Scientists from Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have discovered that crude oil interferes with fish heart cells. The toxic...

Treating oil spills with chemical dispersants: Is the cure worse than...

Treating oil spills at sea with chemical dispersants is detrimental to European sea bass. A new study, to be presented at the Society for...

Air pollution rom Deepwater Horizon spill similar to a whole city

The amount of air pollutants in the atmospheric plume generated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was similar to a large city according to...

Everything you wanted to know about microbes and oil spills but...

Is it true that microbes cleaned up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Can bacteria really "eat" oil, and if so, how? To help clear up the confusion the American Academy of Microbiology has brought together the nation's leading experts to consider...

LSU expert teams with Ohio State researcher to track species affected...

BATON ROUGE -- To establish a baseline for measuring and predicting the biological impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a LSU ichthyologist and an Ohio biomedical informatics researcher are using Ohio Supercomputer Center, or OSC, systems t...

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