Research Paper On Bioremediation Of Oil Spills

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  • Detecting Oil Spills With Remote Sensing

    5 pages in length. The Geographic Information System (GIS) is employed as a means by which to determine various environmental changes that would otherwise be quite difficult – if not impossible – to track, not the least of which is utilizing remote sensing for detecting oil spills, which is defined as "the science — and art — of identifying, observing, and measuring an object without coming into direct contact with it" (Remote Sensing & Natural Hazards). However, it has been discovered that coupling GIS with Global Positioning System (GPS) greatly enhanced the capacity to achieve more accurate oil spill mapping. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • White Collar Crime and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

    This 8 page research paper first offers the background and effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, describes white-collar crime, then explores theories of white-collar crime. Exxon's behaviors during and since the spill are related to the different theories. In every case, the writer finds that Exxon's actions cannot be considered anything but fitting into the descriptions inherent in the different theories. Bibliography included.

  • 1996's Oil Spill Off Rhode Island's Coast

    This 8 page report discusses a 1996 oil spill off the coast of Rhode Island. An oil barge, the “North Cape,” ran aground in sand 150 yards off Moonstone Beach near Kingston, Rhode Island. The barge was loaded to its full capacity of four million gallons. The resulting spill of 828,000 gallons of Number 2 heating oil wreaked a catastrophic toll of marine wildlife and forced closure of the area's fishing for five months. Issues discussed include the environmental and economic impacts, as well as the possible preventive measures that could and should lessen the likelihood of it happening again. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Bioremediation Oil Spill Cleanup Applications

    A 6 page overview of the use of microorganisms in oil spill cleanup. Includes a discussion of the evolution of bacteria and the characteristics which make them suitable for bio-remediation. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Environmental Awareness

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of environmental awareness. Issues such as the BP oil spill are highlighted. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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