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Oil that reached Japan shores seen from sunken Iran tanker: Coast Guard

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oily matter that reached two islands in southern Japan is highly likely to come from a sunken Iranian tanker, given its similarity to oil floating near the tanker and a lack of other oil spills in the area, the Japan Coast Guard said on Thursday.

Oil-eating microbes are challenged in the Arctic

New economic developments in the Arctic, such as trans-Arctic shipping and oil exploitation, will bring along unprecedented risks of marine oil spills. The world is therefore calling for a thorough understanding of the resilience and "self-cleaning" capacity of Arctic ecosystems to recover from oil spills.

Oil-eating microbes are challenged in the Arctic

(Aarhus University) Bacteria play a major role in cleaning up oil spills and mitigating its environmental impacts. In a review published in Science of the Total Environment, researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, examine the major limiting factors for microbial degradation in Arctic environments.

VIDEO: Here’s How SMIT Salvage Removed the Grounded TS Taipei in Taiwan

In March 2016, Taiwan was faced with a major environmental disaster after the containership TS Taipei ran aground and split in two near New Taipei City in the northern part of the country, spilling oil that impacted a vast strech ofShow More Summary

Cleanup underway after Centurion pipeline oil spill in Oklahoma: media

(Reuters) - A cleanup is underway after oil spilled into a pond from a pipeline that burst near a neighborhood in Yukon, Oklahoma, early on Sunday, media website reported.

Predicting the fate of oil spills in Arctic sea ice

Sea ice is more complicated than you might think. It's not solid. It's much more like a sponge, shot through with tiny channels and pores that can contain salt, briny sea water, or air bubbles.

Bacteria Might Hold The Answers In The Global Battle Against Oil Spills

The Gulf of Mexico is bouncing back from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Scientists say it’s all thanks to one busy bacteria.

Top oil spill expert available to discuss new oil spill dispersant research

(University of New Hampshire) Internationally recognized oil spill expert, Nancy Kinner, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire is available to discuss new post-Deepwater Horizon (DWH) dispersant research and its use in future oil spill responses.

Appeal court rules Nigerians cannot pursue Shell spill claim in England

LONDON/YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - The Court of Appeal in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in Nigeria's Delta region.

A Nearly Invisible Oil Spill Threatens Some of Asia’s Richest Fisheries

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Caused by a fiery collision in the East China Sea, the spill has created an environmental disaster that has tested China’s ability to lead.

Metals known to have harmful health effects found in indigenous exposed to oil spills

People from two indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon who live close to the country's longest oil pipeline have mercury, cadmium and lead in their bodies at concentrations harmful to their health. This was the conclusion of a...Show More Summary

Metals known to have harmful health effects found in indigenous exposed to oil spills

(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) People from two indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon who live close to the country's longest oil pipeline have mercury, cadmium and lead in their bodies at concentrations that could be harmful to their health.

Oil-loving microbes could gobble up slicks and spills

Spills of crude oil that devastate huge areas of the oceanic environment could be cleaned up by naturally occurring microorganisms.

Trump’s push for new offshore drilling is likely to run aground in California

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The Trump administration’s effort to dramatically expand federal offshore oil production has reignited a battle with California that dates back nearly 50 years. On January 28, 1969, a blowout from Union Oil’s Platform A spilled more than 3.2 million gallons of oil into the Santa Barbara Channel....

New Grand Canyon Painting

"After the Rains"16x24 Oil by Michael Chesley JohnsonTo Be Exhibited at the 10th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art I'm always amazed at how far tourists will go from the shuttle bus—which isn't far at all. They spill out, head for...Show More Summary

Sanchi Oil Spill Drifts Toward Japan

by Osamu Tsukimori (Reuters) – Clumps of oil have washed up on the shores of southern Japan and there are fears they may be leaking from an Iranian crude tanker than sank in the world’s worst such disaster in decades, the Japanese Coast Guard said on Friday. Black clumps have reached the shores of the […] The post Sanchi Oil Spill Drifts Toward Japan appeared first on gCaptain.

The Oil Industry and That Amazing Floating Tar Sands Oil

More than seven years have passed since an Enbridge oil pipeline ruptured and spilled more than a million gallons of tar sands oil, also known as diluted bitumen, near a tributary leading to Michigan's Kalamazoo River. Once in the water,...Show More Summary

Sanchi oil tanker disaster—how spills and accidents can make ships safer

The Sanchi tanker was carrying 136,000 tonnes of oil from Iran to South Korea when it collided with the Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship CF Crystal, 160 nautical miles off the coast of Shanghai, China. The collision on January 6, 2018 caused a serious fire, and the oil tanker eventually sank eight days later. Show More Summary

China To Invest In Offshore Oil Spill Research

by Chen Aizhu (Reuters) – China’s Ministry of Transport is planning to establish a laboratory specializing in treating oil spills at sea, the first of its kind in the country, local media Science and Technology Daily reported on Sunday. Show More Summary

Oil Tanker Spill Off China May Have Lasting Environmental Impacts

The type of oil that was spilled into the East China Sea is unlike other major oil spills, so there are a lot of unknowns.

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