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Oil spills can cause heart attacks in dolphins, turtles

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 23:34

Scientists have in a study drawn attention to the previously under-appreciated risks to marine animals from crude oil exposure, and said oil spills can cause cardiac arrest and sudden death of dolphins, turtles and tunas.

SC refuses relief to controversial US ship

Last Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012, 16:04

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant controversial US ship Oriental Nicety, earlier known as `Exxon Valdez`, an immediate permission to anchor off the Gujarat coast.

Now, ‘microsubmarines’ to help clean up oil spills

Last Updated: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 18:14

Scientists have designed and successful tested the first self-propelled “microsubmarines” that can pick up droplets of oil from contaminated waters and transport them to collection facilities.

New nanosponge can clean seas of oil spills

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 13:15

US scientists have innovated a nanosponge that can sweep the seas clean of oil spills and minimise ecological damage to marine life.

Water floating on oil can clean oil spills

Last Updated: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 19:42

Scientists have stumbled upon a discovery that challenges conventional wisdom -- water can sometimes float on oil, offering a potential solution to cleaning up of oil spills.