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Gulf spill study shows long-term toxic effect of dispersants


January 27th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution examines the impact the deep-water residue of oil and dispersant-which some say has its own toxic effects-might have had ... Read more...

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Is new species of microbe consuming Gulf oil plume?


August 25th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A new species of microbe may be consuming the oil spilled in the Gulf, says a new study.Depending on how fast microbes consume oil, the results could be ... Read more...

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Measuring methane may give clue to size of Gulf oil spill


May 24th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 24 (ANI): A geochemist has said that the extent of oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico can be measured by determining the dissolved methane gas drifting around it.David Valentine ... Read more...

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Underwater asphalt volcanoes discovered in the Pacific Ocean


April 27th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered underwater asphalt volcanoes that were hidden in the depths of the Pacific Ocean for 40,000 years.The research, funded by the National ... Read more...

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80 times more oil seeps naturally than in biggest spill


May 14th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Twenty years ago, oil tanker Exxon Valdez struck a reef at midnight in pristine Alaskan waters, spilling some 10.8 million gallons of crude oil into the sea, which ... Read more...

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Subsurface life feasts on oil seeping from the sea floor


October 1st, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): A new research has revealed that subsurface life in the form of single-celled organisms feast on an extensive number of oil compounds.The research, led by David Valentine ... Read more...

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Microbes on sea floor feasting merrily on oil


October 1st, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Thousands of feet below the surface of the sea, off the shores of Santa Barbara, single-celled organisms are busy feasting on oil, seeping from the ocean floor.New research ... Read more...

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Methane bubbles from ocean floor wont make global warming worse


December 21st, 2007 - 5:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that only one percent of methane bubbles from the oceans floor escape into thin air, which makes it a good news for the Earth's atmosphere, ... Read more...

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