This Oil Spill Cleanup Chemical Quickly Biodegrades
Researchers at CUNY and Tulane University have developed a biodegradable, plant-based chemical to round up oil spills. When oil tankers crash and inevitably spill oil into the open seas, a go-to clean-up method is corralling the rapidly spreading oil and burning it. But in some places, like the ice-strewn Arctic ocean, physically corralling that oil with boats and boons is practically impossible. Now, there's a better way to collect that leaked gunk—and the methods users, greener...