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Nature Inspires Net To Fight Back Against Oil Spills

The net could cost just $1 per square foot, according to researchers at Ohio State University

Clean Up Crews Hard At Work via Flickr User John Kim

Previous oil spills have brought to light that our limited responses to such catastrophes are exceedingly expensive and often fall short of the intended goals. The longer an oil spill persists, the wider it spreads, and the deadlier it is to local communities, wildlife, and habitats.

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Kayakers Scout for Spilled Oil In Montana

Gary Steele set out by kayak to survey the Yellowstone River and, in particular, the backwaters where power boats can't go.

On Saturday, Gary Steele and a few companions set out by kayak on the Yellowstone River in Montana—an unlikely site for outdoor adventure sports given that a nearby ExxonMobil pipeline broke early in June, spilling an estimated 1,000 barrels of oil. Steele and his companions were there to survey the damage.

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