At 1,962 feet below the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) Hercules encountered a magnificent sperm whale. The whale circled the ROV several times allowing cameras to capture this spectacular footage. Show More Summary
In 2010, a group studying potential prey species for sperm whales in the Gulf of Mexico hauled in hundreds of them in a net. Among those 3,500 or so creatures was a teeny, tiny pocket shark, one of the most unusual sharks in the world. Show More Summary
On April 20, 2010, Transocean's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 people and, over 87 panic-filled days, spewing more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. I was there in the summer of 2010, while oil gushed from the hole that BP made, yet couldn't contain. Show More Summary
Bill and Hillary Clinton are to money what the Gulf of Mexico is to the Mississippi River: the inevitable destination of a large and never-ending flow, which is sometimes polluted.
Look out Left Shark, here comes Pocket Shark. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration biologist Mark Grace has discovered an extremely rare, mini-shark in a pile of dead fish, only the second of its kind to ever be seen by a human being. Show More Summary
Just five inches long, the shark has two kangaroo-like pockets near its fins and is only the second such specimen ever found
Scientists know very little about the pocket shark—they're not even sure what it keeps in its pockets—but a Gulf of Mexico catch has doubled the number of known specimens. At 5.5 inches, the species is small enough to fit in your pocket, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Oil and dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico, a month after BP's Deepwater Horizon spill began James Edward Bates/TNS/ZUMA Five years ago this week, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and setting off the worst oil spill in US history. Show More Summary
In honor of Earth Day, Russell Crowe and "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon sang a protest song because Wednesday (April 22) also marked the five-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.The song is called "Balls In Your...Show More Summary
On this fifth anniversary week of the disastrous BP oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico, it becomes clearer and clearer that oil spills are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to damage the oil industry is doing to our one and only...Show More Summary
A new study from the University of Florida promises a brighter future for the Gulf of Mexico, which was stricken by the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010. Researchers sampled more than 1,000 fish, shrimp, oysters and blue crabs in the region and concluded that they were all safe to eat.
Five years ago the BP Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil well in the Gulf of Mexico burst into flames following a blow out. Eleven workers died in the accident and 11 others were injured. Oil and gas gushed out for months from the broken pipe at the floor of the sea. read more
Last week a team of researchers working on the Nautilus Exploration Program in the Gulf of Mexico had a truly awesome encounter when Hercules, their remotely operated underwater vehicle (or ROV), caught sight of a sperm whale nearly 2,000 feet below the surface. Show More Summary
Five years ago, an explosion on the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 people and caused the rig to sink in the Gulf of Mexico. By the time responders capped the well 87 days later, an estimated 200 million gallons of oil had spread into the Gulf of Mexico. Show More Summary
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, five years later; As Earth Day comes and goes, Obama pushes again for climate action; Jan-March 2015 was the hottest ever recorded; PLUS: Jeb Bush thinks climate change might actually be a thing... Show More Summary
Louisiana bore the brunt of the spill and many residents say their livelihoods continue to suffer five years after a blowout killed 11 workers and spilled oil into the Gulf of Mexico for three months.
As we mark the fifth anniversary of the explosion that rocked the Deepwater Horizon rig, claiming 11 lives and sparking a 87 day-long, 200 million gallon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, studies continue to reveal the devastating impact of the oil and
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees and the oil company BP, formerly known as British Petroleum, will include ten new projects worth $134 million in the Gulf of Mexico restoration plan.
Five years ago on April 20, 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and setting off the worst off-shore oil spill in U.S. history. Look back at the nation's most devastating environmental disasters...
Before Deepwater Horizon, scientists didn't know that oil and marine snow had anything to do with each other. "Marine snow is like dust bunnies in the house," explained a research scientist who has studied the phenomenon for a long time. Show More Summary