KidzWorld explains that oil spills occur when people cause an oil tanker, a ship that carries oil from one place to another, to leak oil into the sea. Carelessness in maneuvering oil tankers typically causes an oil spill... More »

Using dispersants to break down crude oil, introducing biological agents to speed biodegradation, and using skimmers to contain and collect oil are all methods used to clean up oil spills. Spills may also break down natu... More »

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Water pollution can occur via several mechanisms, but the most common causes are dumping industrial waste and sewage into bodies of water, along with the use of toxic substances in agriculture that runs off into rivers. ... More »

Sea otters are listed as an endangered species because they are vulnerable to oil spills from ships and coastal tanker traffic. They also have a reduced population size, which puts them in danger of becoming extinct. Acc... More »

Kids are increasingly aware of events that impact the world they live in, especially damaging and debilitating occurrences such as oil spills. When kids want to know facts, they need those facts delivered in a way they c... More »

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Using dispersants to break down crude oil, introducing biological agents to speed biodegradation, and using skimmers to contain and collect oil are all methods used to clean up oil spills. Spills may also break down natu... More »

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The biggest polluters of oil drilling companies are accidental oil spills and workers illegally dumping oil barrels and produced water. "Produced water" is water produced by drilling oil, and it contains arsenic, cadmium... More »

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