18 Sep '12, 11am

First Otter to Survive Oil Spill Becomes a Mom

First Otter to Survive Oil Spill Becomes a Mom

A California sea otter named Olive has been making history since researchers found her covered in oil and near death three years ago. The otter, who is the first in the state to survive such an ordeal, is a new mom. California Department of Fish and Game spotted Olive floating on her back with a pup resting on her belly. Researchers who have been following the otter say she is an attentive mother. The birth is another achievement in Olive’s miraculous recovery that has forever changed how researchers help oiled sea otters. Originally rescued from Sunset State Beach near Monterey, California in February 2009 from apparent natural oil seepage, Olive was rushed to the marine mammal care facility in Santa Cruz for treatment. Oil is especially deadly to sea otters because they have a thick coat of fur to protect them from the cold rather than a layer of blubber like other sea a...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/olive-the-otter-first-to-surv...

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Researchers Turn Used Cooking Oil into Plastics

Researchers Turn Used Cooking Oil into Plastics

earth911.com 18 Sep '12, 1pm

Researchers are developing a mehtod of converting spent cooking oil into medical-grade bioplastics. Photo: Flickr/_e.t Soo...

New site is like Ebay for used cooking oil: #BioDiesel

New site is like Ebay for used cooking oil: #Bi...

earth911.com 24 Sep '12, 1pm

A new company recently launched an online marketplace for the sale and purchase of used cooking and motor oil, a new metho...