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The Oil Eating Bacteria That Can Clean Up Crude Spills

The Oil Eating Bacteria That Can Clean Up Crude Spills

Scientists have discovered a rod-shaped…

The Environment

New Research on The Oceans and Carbon Dioxide Release

New Research on The Oceans and Carbon Dioxide Release

Sep 01, 2010 at 10:35 | David Gabel

Carbon Dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, is intricately linked to global warming. The largest store of CO2 is the world's oceans. How the oceans sequester or release CO2 to or…

Global Warming and Climate Models

Global Warming and Climate Models

Aug 30, 2010 at 09:03 | Andy Soos

Climate models use various methods to simulate the interactions of the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and ice. All climate models take account of incoming energy as short wave electromagnetic radiation,…

Microbes Dissolving the Oil Spill Much Faster Than Anticipated

Microbes Dissolving the Oil Spill Much Faster Than Anticipated

Aug 25, 2010 at 10:38 | Environmental News Network

What is the real story about the "missing oil"? One study shows that most of the oil is gone, while another shows that there is still a whole lot of…

Ocean Acidification – The Other Carbon Problem

Ocean Acidification – The Other Carbon Problem

Aug 22, 2010 at 11:07 | Dave Cohen

Humankind's assault on the oceans continues apace. A short time ago, we considered the loss of 40% of the phytoplankton in the oceans since 1950. In my post How…

Media and Politics Impact on The Oil Spill Disaster that Isn’t

Media and Politics Impact on The Oil Spill Disaster that Isn’t

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:42 | Brian Westenhaus

The BP well blowout, fire, explosion and platform collapse, and the ensuing crude oil leak are without doubt the result of human failings.  Underestimating the quality of the reservoir is…

Why Oceans Are So Resilient To Oil Spills

Why Oceans Are So Resilient To Oil Spills

Aug 13, 2010 at 09:58 | Al Fin

A 2003 research paper by Kvenvolden and Cooper in Geo-Marine Letters estimated that natural seeps dump 140,000 metric tons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico each year –…

Dwindling Hopes for Climate Accord

Dwindling Hopes for Climate Accord

Aug 11, 2010 at 09:04 | ISN Security Watch

Heat waves and deadly floods notwithstanding, an effective global climate change treaty is not on the horizon. Delegates from 190 countries gathered in Bonn last week for the UN Climate…

Climate Change: The Danger of Complacency

Climate Change: The Danger of Complacency

Aug 10, 2010 at 12:27 | Claudio Guler

As US climate policy stumbles, runaway climate change scenarios highlight the dangers of complacency. A choice topic to spoil dinner parties and a long-standing, legitimate source of concern among scientists…

Gulf Spill Has ‘Far Reaching’ Impact on Oil Company Credit – S&P

Gulf Spill Has ‘Far Reaching’ Impact on Oil Company Credit – S&P

Aug 07, 2010 at 09:04 | Christopher Cundy

The oil spill and subsequent suspension of drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico will have a long-term impact on the creditworthiness of oil and gas companies, according to ratings…

The Greatest Manmade Oil Spill

The Greatest Manmade Oil Spill

Aug 04, 2010 at 08:54 | Al Fin

Take a good look at the graph below. It shows average annual oil spills into the ocean in thousands of metric tonnes. Nature spills more oil than man, but of…

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