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Finding the right chemistryfor oil spill cleanups

Sunlight plays a key role in the natural degradation of oil after a spill, oxygenating the oil so it dissolves in seawater and comes in contact with microbes that will break it down. But, under certain conditions, sunlight ...

dateApr 19, 2016 in Environment
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Taking care of aging offshore oil wells

Thousands of old offshore oil wells will have to be plugged to prevent them leaking. The process may cost several hundred million Norwegian kroner, and you and me will have to find most of the money. Researchers are now proposing ...

dateNov 24, 2015 in Environment
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The tragedy of the over-surveyed commons

By any metric, Garrett Hardin's The Tragedy of the Commons article in Science, a copy of his address as 1968 president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, rates among the most important in the history ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Social Sciences
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