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New membrane to separate Oil and Water developed by IIT Guwahati

A team of researchers at IIT Guwahati have developed two new and distinct membranes which can be used for separating oil and water. These membranes can operate even in harsh conditions. What has happened? A team of researchers from the Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati have developed new and improved membranes that can be used ..

Oil-Eating microbes discovered in Mariana Trench

UK researchers have discovered a type of bacteria that has the ability to eat compounds that are similar to those found in oil at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This is the first time that scientists have discovered a concentration of this bacteria in the Mariana Trench. According to the scientists, these microbial deep ..

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and SACEP for cooperation on oil and chemical pollution in South Asian Seas Region

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) for cooperation on the response to Oil and Chemical Pollution in the South Asian Seas Region. The MoU intends to promote closer cooperation between India and other maritime nations comprising the ..

Indian Coast Guard conducts regional level marine oil pollution response exercise ‘Clean Sea-2017’

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) conducted the regional level marine oil pollution response exercise ‘Clean Sea-2017’ at sea off Port Blair on November 29. The purpose of the exercise was to ascertain preparedness of the ICG, resource agencies and other stakeholders in responding to a major oil spill in line with the provisions of the ..

Deepwater Horizon: BP agrees to pay $7.8-billion settlement

British Petroleum agreed to pay $7.8 billion in to resolve private plaintiffs affected by the spill from one of its wells in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill disaster in April 2010. The proposed settlement presents a substantial advancement towards settling issues from the Deepwater Horizon accident and adding further to economic and environmental restoration ..