Tag: oil

State-owned oil companies increase price volatility and pollution

To maintain power, oil-rich governments often lean on their national oil companies in ways that hurt the environment, damage their companies' efficiency and raise...

Oil in Gulf of Mexico: Biologists cite need for critical data...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Twenty years after biologists attempted to determine the ecological damages to marine life from the Exxon Valdez oil spill, scientists dealing with the BP disaster find themselves with the same problem: the lack of critical da...

GEN co-sponsors roundtable discussion on novel bioremediation techniques

New Rochelle, NY, December 7, 2010 -- Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) recently co-sponsored a roundtable discussion on new ways to use biological solutions to assist in environment clean-up after manmade or natural disasters. ...

Oil will run dry before substitutes roll out

At the current pace of research and development, global oil will run out 90 years before replacement technologies are ready, says a new University of California, Davis, study based on stock market expectations. The forecast was published online...

Radically simple technique developed to grow conducting polymer thin films

Oil and water don't mix, but add in some nanofibers and all bets are off. A team of UCLA chemists and engineers has developed a new method for coating large surfaces with nanofiber thin films that are both transparent and electrically conductive...

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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