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Today’s Solutions: June 23, 2024

Oil-soaking sponge cleans cont

Oil-soaking sponge cleans contaminated wastewater from offshore drilling

Drilling and fracking for oil under the seabed produces 100 billion barrels of oil-contaminated wastewater every year by releasing tiny oil droplets into the surrounding water. While most efforts are concentrated on cleaning up large oil spills, researchers are looking for ways to eliminate the Read More...

House approves bill to permane

House approves bill to permanently ban new offshore drilling

Offshore gas and oil drilling create various forms of pollution that have considerable negative effects on marine life and on coastal communities whose economies rely on tourism and fishing. When oil spills occur, for instance, they can cause irreversible damage to marine habitats and devastating Read More...