DEC 23, 2013 08:16 AM PST

Can Microbes Clean Up Our Oily Mess?

WRITTEN BY: Jennifer Ellis
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With an estimated 70 oil spills every day in the U.S. and tons of plastic garbage littering our oceans, humans could really use some help cleaning up. Scientific American editor David Biello explains how bacteria and other microbes slowly consume our mess.
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