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How to Wash an Ocean: Testing Chemical Dispersants on Oil Spill Clean-Up

Date : 09/20/2011

Clip Length : 00:05:55

Responding to the months-long oil spill from a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, a team of polymer chemists in Mississippi set to inventing a non-toxic chemical dispersant that could break up oily deposits without harming marine or wetlands wildlife.

How to Wash an Ocean: Testing Chemical Dispersants on Oil Spill Clean-Up
How to Clean Up Oil on Coast? Try Super-Vacs, Pom-Poms

Date : 06/09/2010

Clip Length : 00:02:16

Clean-up workers use "super-vacuums" and pom-poms to soak up oil on Louisiana beaches and coasts. Cornell University scientists find oil from the still-gushing leak in the Gulf of Mexico leak 20 miles into marshlands.

How to Clean Up Oil on Coast? Try Super-Vacs, Pom-Poms
Blown Out Oil Well Faces Final Pressure Test

Date : 09/18/2010

Clip Length : 00:02:27

People along the Gulf of Mexico are hoping they've finally seen the last of BP's blown out oil well. NBC's Anne Thompson reports from Houme, Louisiana.

Blown Out Oil Well Faces Final Pressure Test
The Gulf Oil Spill One Year Later

Date : 04/18/2011

Clip Length : 00:04:32

One year after the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill devastated the Gulf Coast, residents still have more questions than answers about when they'll be properly compensated, if seafood sales will pick back up and whether the Gulf will ever truly recover.

The Gulf Oil Spill One Year Later
How Fast Can Microbes Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill?

Date : 08/24/2010

Clip Length : 2

This 2010 Scientific American article reports on research suggesting bacteria in deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico are rapidly consuming hydrocarbons in the oil spilled during the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Other researchers think oil plumes are simply being diluted by seawater over time. Source: Scientific American, August 24, 2010.

How Fast Can Microbes Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill?
It's a Gas: Light Hydrocarbons Drove Microbial Blooms Cleaning Up the Gulf Oil Spill

Date : 09/16/2010

Clip Length : 2

This 2010 Scientific American article reports that the growth of microbial blooms consuming hydrocarbons released into the Gulf of Mexico during the BP Oil Spill was initially fueled by consumption of natural gases, including propane, butane and ethane. Source: Scientific American, September 16, 2010.

It's a Gas: Light Hydrocarbons Drove Microbial Blooms Cleaning Up the Gulf Oil Spill
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Date : 09/20/2011

Clip Length : 00:05:17

In October 2011, Scientific American identifies "10 Unsolved Mysteries" for 21st century chemists to answer. Those 10 questions are counted down and briefly explained in this is NBC Learn video. Additional images provided by James Hedberg.

10 "Big Question" Mysteries for Chemistry to Solve
Chemistry: 10 Unsolved Mysteries

Date : 10/01/2011

Clip Length : 6

In a special International Year of Chemistry section of its October 2011 issue, Scientific American identifies ten of the "most profound scientific questions" and unsolved mysteries in chemistry, from how to tap more solar energy and make more efficient biofuels, to how molecules form and how life began. Source: Scientific American, October 2011

Chemistry: 10 Unsolved Mysteries
Biggest Spills? Major Oil Spills  Compared (Chart)

Date : 09/20/2011

Clip Length : 1

Bar graph showing how the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico compares, in millions of barrels spilled, to other major oil spills, including Ixtoc 1 and Exxon Valdez.

Biggest Spills? Major Oil Spills Compared (Chart)
Covered in Crude: After the BP Oil Spill

Date : 01/01/2010

Clip Length : 7

Slide show of six Associated Press photographs taken in the days and months after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, showing effects of the vast oil slicks on wildlife, coastal marshs, wetlands, and the ocean itself. Source: AP

Covered in Crude: After the BP Oil Spill

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