About The Author

Laurence Warr is a Professor of economic geology and geochemistry specializing in clays and minerals at University of Greifswald · Institute for Geography and Geology.

Alternative Methods To Disperse And Treat Oil Spills

Oil spills at sea continue to pose a major threat to the marine ecosystem. Our joint University of Greifswald and Louisiana State University research team are discovering new ways to enhance the cleanup of oil pollution with the help of natural clay minerals and hydrocarbon digesting bacteria. The sinking of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling