Category Archives: Environment

Stingrays’ smell damaged by Deepwater Horizon oil spill

It's well reported that oil spill disasters can have a catastrophic biological and environmental impact. But to date, few studies have examined the effect of whole crude oil on senses of a marine vertebrate. A new study is the first to confirm physiological effects on stingrays – and their sense of smell in particular. Smell…
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Scientists create new oil-resistant filter technology

"One of the best ways to clean oily water is with membranes," said Seth Darling, Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne. "The problem is that the oil sticks on the membrane and clogs the holes until the membrane stops working. Today, if people have an oil-fouled membrane, either they replace it or…
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Norwegian frigate takes on water after collision with oil tanker

The crew of 137 are all evacuated from “KNM Helge Ingstad”  the Joint Rescue Coordination Center of Southern Norway informs. Eight of the crew members got minor injuries, but are all safe, the Norwegian Navy informed at a press-conference. The frigate is taking on lots of water, nearly capsizing, and was for long in danger…
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Oil spill affecting marine life near Karachi coast

The oil spill on the coastal belt, spreading from Mubarak Village to Manorah, has started affecting marine life. According to World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan), green turtles, crabs and several types of fish have been found dead on the shore in the last two days. A non-governmental organisation, WWF-Pakistan, which works for the protection…
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