Recent major oil spills across the world have forced the communities to rethink the methods to clean these disastrous occurring. Special sponges, magnetic soap and autonomous machines are among the latest inventions that are specifically designed to tackle oil spills. There have been two major
The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is facing a grave environmental threat as a Japanese-owned ship, which had run aground in July, began to spill oil in open waters. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after satellite images revealed a
The team of researchers at Northwestern University, Illinois in the U.S. has designed a new ‘smart sponge’ to clean up massive oil spills in the ocean. This new sponge is extremely absorbent and works by selectively soaking up oil, saving both water and wildlife species.
A catastrophic diesel oil spill in Russia has polluted a large freshwater lake in the region. Evidently, the huge spill poses a risk of spreading into the Arctic Ocean. Emergency response teams have been trying to contain the oil for a while, which had now
The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility in Leonardo, New Jersey, has recently tested a new type of sorbent that can soak upto 90 times its own weight from oil spills. What is remarkable about this sponge is that the oil