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Pipeline Fire Injures Two Off Louisiana

Two crew members from a dive support vessel were injured Wednesday after a natural gas pipeline they were working on caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard says they were notified Wednesday night at about 8:30 p.m. that...Show More Summary

New Orleans’ Greatest Threat Is Climate Change Plus The ‘Loop Current’ Plus A Future Katrina

Future Katrinas will become more and more devastating to New Orleans and the entire Gulf of Mexico. If we don’t tackle climate change ASAP, it is hard to see how New Orleans could survive the century. The post New Orleans’ Greatest Threat Is Climate Change Plus The ‘Loop Current’ Plus A Future Katrina appeared first on ThinkProgress.

10 Years After Hurricane Katrina: Are You Better Prepared for Disaster?

Few hurricane names conjure imagines of such severe devastation like the name Katrina. Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina, followed shortly by Hurricane Rita, devastated communities along the Gulf of Mexico, mostly famously New Orleans....Show More Summary

Adventure 101: Rafting the Grand Canyon

Flowing 1,450 miles through the American West and northwest Mexico before ending at the Gulf of California, the Colorado River is the Southwest’s principal waterway. Its most scenic stretch cuts through—and helped shape—the Grand Canyon. Here's what you need to know to plan your own epic rafting trip.

Why ‘Teddy Roosevelt’ Was Protesting An Offshore Lease Sale In New Orleans This Week

A group of conservationists called on the White House to postpone oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico until Congress takes action to save what environmental groups call America’s best parks program. The post Why ‘Teddy Roosevelt’ Was Protesting An Offshore Lease Sale In New Orleans This Week appeared first on ThinkProgress.

US Nets $23Mln From Gulf of Mexico Oil, Gas Lease Sale

The US government has sold a set of oil and gas drilling leases for the western region of the Gulf of Mexico for more than $22 million, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said in a press release.

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Reflects Today’s Depressed Offshore Market

  The Department of the Interior’s latest oil and gas lease sale covering nearly 22 million acres in the western Gulf of Mexico drew little interest from offshore companies on Wednesday, reflecting weakened market conditions driven by the plunge in oil prices. Show More Summary

Record Low Interest in US GoM Leases

A U.S. government sale of oil and gas drilling leases in the western Gulf of Mexico attracted the lowest number of bids on record on Wednesday as slumping oil prices

Rare, crazy big jellyfish captured on film in the Gulf of Mexico

The Stygiomedusa Gigantea is a giant, deep sea jellyfish that has only been spotted 115 times since first discovered in the early 20th century. This video, uploaded to Youtube by Phillip Trudeau, claims to have captured one on film,Show More Summary

US to Open Bids for Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said it is set to conduct a Gulf of Mexico Western Planning Area Lease Sale 246 on Wednesday, August 19 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Ampelmann Wins Gangway Contract in GoM

Ampelmann informs it has been awarded a contract by Boa Marine Services Inc. (BMSI) to provide a gangway solution for the ExxonMobil-operated Julia project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Crude Behavior: How Big Oil Tries to 'Artwash' Itself

As British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig spewed enough crude into the Gulf of Mexico to be seen from space in late April 2010, the Tate Britain saw fit to celebrate their long-standing sponsorship by BP at their annual summer party. Show More Summary

Off-Duty Officer Reels in $10M Worth of Cocaine While Fishing

Photograph via Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Earlier this month, an off-duty police officer was fishing about 20 miles offshore of Englewood Beach, Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, when he landed an impressive, unusual haul—approximately...Show More Summary

NOIA Supports DOI’s Upcoming Offshore Lease Sale

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) president Randall Luthi today voiced his support for the U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale scheduled for next week.

Florida’s Gulf Coast Faces New Drilling Threat

New legislation puts the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic, and Arctic at risk for new oil and gas drilling.


Power to Give August 12, 2015 (SolarCity Blog) “…[I]n 2010, in the aftermath of the massive Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico…[SolarCity started the GivePower Foundation to help and to] demonstrate the potential of energy...Show More Summary

Hercules Offshore Files for Bankruptcy

BY Steven Church, Tiffany Kary and David Wethe (Bloomberg) — Hercules Offshore Inc., owner of the largest fleet of shallow-water drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, filed for bankruptcy with a plan to be taken over by senior creditors. Show More Summary

Catch of the Day

2 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

An off-duty county deputy in Florida was fishing in the Gulf of Mexico when he hooked something that wasn’t on the menu. This isn’t the first recorded instance of “blowfish” though this time around the white stuff wasn’t hidden in an actual fish. LINK (via:Death and Taxes)

Fishing Florida cop catches 50 pounds of cocaine

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

A detective with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Department in Florida hooked a very big prize while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Nightmare fish discovered in Gulf of Mexico

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets :

While the search for life continues beyond our planet, scientists are discovering new species in our very own back yard. Well, in the depths of Earth’s oceans to be precise. This new fish was found in […]

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