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Watch these scientists freak out when they encounter a rare whale

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

One of the World’s Rarest Sharks Is Also One of the Most Adorable

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

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

Deepwater Horizon: Why We Should Not Open New Areas to Drilling

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

Hillary Clinton's double standard on 'unaccountable money'

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.

Discovery of the Day: Researchers Find Rare ‘Pocket Shark’ in Gulf of Mexico

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

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

Rare, cute pocket shark found in Gulf of Mexico

2 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Just five inches long, the shark has two kangaroo-like pockets near its fins and is only the second such specimen ever found

Incredibly Rare Pocket Shark Caught in Gulf

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...

Big Oil Uses Toxic Chemicals to Clean Up Spills. Will the Feds Finally Make Them Stop?

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

'Balls In Your Mouth' is Russell Crowe and Jimmy Fallon's oil spill protest song

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 5th Anniversary Week of BP Disaster - Another Oil Industry Trick to Keep America Addicted to Oil

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

Gulf of Mexico Seafood Might Finally Be Safe

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.

Deepwater Horizon Disaster: Five Years Later

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...

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 After the BP Oil Disaster, Few Lessons Learned About Dangers of Offshore Drilling

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

'Green News Report' - April 21, 2015

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 Environmentalists and Fishermen Commemorate the BP Spill Anniversary

5 days agoNews : Vice News

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.

Five years later: Deepwater Horizon disaster leaves oil and dispersants lingering in the Gulf

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

Deepwater Horizon Trustees Include $134Mln for Gulf of Mexico Restoration

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.

A look back at the devastating BP oil spill

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

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...

Let it snow: intricacies of marine snow formation in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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

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