The first order of business when John Cruden took over as the Justice Department's top environmental lawyer was holding BP financially accountable for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill that fouled the Gulf of Mexico with millions of barrels of oil. The best way to do that, Cruden believed, was to...
The region is home to Louisiana’s Outback, a sparsely populated swath of prairies and marshes extending from Lake Charles south to the Gulf of Mexico, where alligators outnumber people and birds flock by the millions.
Scientific studies that promised economic windfalls from oil-drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic, used by the US Interior Department to promote its five-year offshore drilling plan, were sponsored by the fossil fuel industry, a nonprofit group revealed.
URBANA, Ill. - Last summer, the Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" spanned more than 6,400 square miles, more than three times the size it should have been, according to the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force. Nitrogen runoff from farms along the Mississippi River winds up in the Gulf, feeding algae but depriving other marine life of oxygen when the algae decomposes. Show More Summary
An explosion ripped through a petrochemical plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing three people, injuring dozens and sending flames and a toxin-filled cloud into the air, officials said. State oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said in a statement that 30...
Explosion ripped through petrochemical plant on southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, killing 3 people and injuring dozens more
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A massive explosion rocked a major petrochemical facility of Mexican national oil company Pemex in the Gulf state of Veracruz on Wednesday, killing at least three people, injuring dozens more, and pumping a cloud...Show More Summary
MEXICO CITY, April 20 (Reuters) – An explosion rocked a major petrochemical facility of Mexican national oil company Pemex in the Gulf state of Veracruz on Wednesday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more, senior officials said. Show More Summary
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An explosion rocked a major petrochemical facility of Mexican national oil company Pemex in the Gulf state of Veracruz on Wednesday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more, senior officials sa...
Today, we are enjoying this marvelously sunny Floridian wedding. If you have your sights set on some nautical nuptials, you’ll love these fun beach wedding photos. Hosted alongside the gulf of Mexico, this tropical wedding is makingShow More Summary
Cox Oil Offshore, a privately owned oil and gas company, has acquired a number of assets in the Gulf of Mexico from US energy giant Chevron, the firm announced Monday.
HOUSTON, April 14 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil is shipping a cargo of crude produced from its deepwater Julia field in the Gulf of Mexico to its refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, marking the first export of offshore oil to leave a U.S. port since a ban was lifted. Show More Summary
The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled new oil well control rules to prevent the kind of blowout that happened six years ago on a BP Plc rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
(Reuters) - The Obama administration will announce Thursday safety regulations for offshore oil and natural gas drilling to prevent the kind of explosion that happened six years ago on a BP rig in the Gulf of Mexico, an official told Reuters.
Scientists have finalized a study of newborn and fetal dolphins found stranded on beaches in the northern Gulf of Mexico between 2010 and 2013. The study team identified substantial differences between fetal and newborn dolphins found stranded inside and outside the areas affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Scientists have finalized a four-year study of newborn and fetal dolphins found stranded on beaches in the northern Gulf of Mexico between 2010 and 2013. Their study, reported in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms,...Show More Summary
For the first time, an off-shore attempt is being made to drill into the Chicxulub Crater and extract samples from the “Peak Ring,” the layer of rock where earth rebounded after the apocalyptic asteroid hit the earth, apparently causing the dinosaurs and 70% of other life forms...
A former BP Plc rig supervisor who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was sentenced to 10 months of probation on Wednesday, concluding a federal criminal case in which no one received prison time over the disaster. Donald Vidrine, 68, was sentenced by U.S....
As we approach the six-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 people and devastated much of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, recent news stories paint a very clear picture that no one has learned anything from this disaster. On Monday of this week, the U.S. Show More Summary
A US judge on Monday approved an estimated $20 billion settlement by BP Oil over the catastrophic 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill of hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico.