MIT Develops a Way to Magnetically Separate Oil From Water

September 12, 2012 by  
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In the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill we explored several innovative methods to separate oil from water . Now a team from MIT has developed a new technique for magnetically separating oil and water that could be used to clean up oil spills in the future. The method is said to be so efficient that the recovered oil can even be reused to offset the cost of the clean-up. Read the rest of MIT Develops a Way to Magnetically Separate Oil From Water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alang , deep horizon oil spill , exxon valdez , exxon valdez oil spill , gulf of mexico oil spill , Indian ship-breaking yard , metal recycling , MIT , oil spill , oil spill clean up , ship breaking , toxic spill

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Exxon Valdez Tanker To Be Broken Up And Recycled As Scrap in India

August 2, 2012 by  
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Oil Tanker Photo from Shutterstock The Exxon Valdez , the tanker that was responsible for the world’s worst oil spill (until the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010), is to be broken up in an Indian ship-breaking yard and sold for scrap. The decision was made by India’s Supreme Court and will spell the end for the infamous tanker after a notorious career. Read the rest of Exxon Valdez Tanker To Be Broken Up And Recycled As Scrap in India Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alang , deep horizon oil spill , exxon valdez , exxon valdez oil spill , gulf of mexico oil spill , Indian ship-breaking yard , metal recycling , oil spill , ship breaking , toxic spill

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Hair Raising Campaign to Clean Up Gulf Oil Gusher

May 30, 2010 by  
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Volunteers produced a lot of boom at Felix’ Fish Camp, Mobile Alabama, to absorb oil. Photos courtesy of Matters of Trust Since the Top Kill method has failed, cleaning up the continuously leaking oil in the Gulf of Mexico is clearly a nonstop effort until the gusher is somehow capped.

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BP’s Moment of Truth

May 28, 2010 by  
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The Gulf oil spill is now at least three times the amount of the 11-million-gallon Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. How BP handles the catastrophe will be the true measure of the company — and a sign of whether the industry has learned from the disaster 21 years ago.  

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BP Gulf Oil Spill Officially the Worst in US History

May 27, 2010 by  
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Photo via the LA Times By BP and the US Coast Guard’s own conservative estimates, the spill in the Gulf of Mexico is now officially the worst in US history. Those estimates place the leak as having let 19 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, 8 million more than the Exxon Valdez spill of 1989

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Stop West Virginia’s Spruce Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine

May 27, 2010 by  
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Photo courtesy of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and SouthWings. While we watch the continuing BP oil disaster in the Gulf, there is another form of dirty, destructive, energy we need to break free from: Coal. A very important deadline is rapidly approaching —on June 1st the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will stop taking public comments on its proposed veto of the permit that would allow devastating mountaintop removal coal mining at the massive Spruce No

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Isabella Rossellini, The Green Porn Star

May 27, 2010 by  
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Ever since she was a child, legendary model and actress Isabella Rossellini has been fascinated and amused by animals and their intricate rituals. Wanting to share her passion with the world through film, she chose a premise no one can say no to. Sex

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The Week in Pictures: Exxon Valdez Oil Still Trapped in Alaskan Beaches, Appalachian Coal Set For Big Decline, ‘Super Snake’ Python Hybrid on the Rise, and More (Slideshow)

January 22, 2010 by  
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From the news that a new ‘super snake’ python hybrid may be on the rise in Florida to new research revealing that about 20,000 gallons of Exxon Valdez oil still remains trapped in the gravel beaches of Alaska, a lot happened this week in green. According to Downstream Strategies’ latest report, Appalachian coal is set for big declines in the coming decades due to market and legislative forces, Bill Gates argues that “We need innovation, not insulation,” concluding that the world is distracted from what counts in terms of dealing with climate change “in a big way,” and NPR brings to light how rigorous seed licensing is stick…

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50 Years Ago: Trieste Goes To The Bottom of the Ocean

January 22, 2010 by  
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On January 23, 1960, the Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard, son of the bathyscaphe’s inventor Auguste Piccard, and US Navy lieutenant Don Walsh, took the bathyscaphe Trieste to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, 35,797 feet down…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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