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Gulf of Mexico
January 20, 2016
Public meeting over decade-old oil in Gulf leak gets testy
A decade-old oil leak that could last for another century was caused by an "act of God" during a hurricane in the Gulf of ...
January 10, 2016
Spillway of swollen Mississippi River open near New Orleans
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a major spillway Sunday near New Orleans for the first time in nearly five years, ...
January 05, 2016
Floodwaters draw warnings anew about wastewater, pollutants
Veronica Tate knew from the stench that sewage was among the 8 feet of water that swamped the basement of her ranch-style ...
December 03, 2015
Manslaughter charges dropped for BP supervisors in oil spill
The Gulf of Mexico rig explosion that killed 11 workers and unleashed the nation's worst offshore oil spill also led to ...
November 19, 2015
Manslaughter charges filed in deadly 2012 platform blast
A federal grand jury indicted two companies on involuntary manslaughter charges and three people face charges in a deadly ...
November 18, 2015
US, Cuba sign first environmental accord since thaw
The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday to join forces and protect the vast array of fish and corals they ...
November 09, 2015
Study: Dispersants did not help oil degrade in BP spill
The chemical sprayed on the 2010 BP oil spill may not have helped crucial petroleum-munching microbes get rid of the slick, ...
November 06, 2015
The Latest: Ex-BP engineer's attorney blasts prosecutors
The latest on the case of a former BP engineer who was accused of deleting text messages after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil ...
October 29, 2015
Oil spill: Suits ended after Gulf states, Transocean settle
A settlement has led to official dismissal of federal lawsuits filed by the five Gulf of Mexico states against the owner of ...
October 21, 2015
Cuba launches shark protection plan produced with US group
Cuba announced Wednesday that it is launching a long-term plan to preserve its sharks in cooperation with a U.S.
September 23, 2015
$134M for recovery projects arising from 2010 Gulf oil spill
A panel on Wednesday approved using $134 million provided by energy giant BP PLC on 10 projects to help the Gulf of Mexico ...
September 09, 2015
Appeals court upholds class action status in oil spill suit
A federal appeals court says litigation alleging that BP misled investors about the rate of oil flowing after an offshore oil ...
August 19, 2015
Oil lease sale western Gulf's lowest ever in bids, money
The smallest oil lease sale ever in the western Gulf of Mexico and one of the smallest in the entire Gulf brought only five ...