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Harvey strengthens into tropical storm over Gulf of Mexico: NHC

(Reuters) - Harvey, formerly a tropical depression, has strengthened into a tropical storm over the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said early on Thursday.

Oil companies evacuate workers as storm takes aim at Texas

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell and Anadarko Petroleum announced production shut-ins affecting five Gulf of Mexico oil platforms on Wednesday ahead of a storm expected to lash the Texas coast with heavy winds and rain later this week.

Mexico human rights official says reporter wasn't target

The assailants who killed a crime reporter in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz appeared to be targeting two other people also slain in the attack, not the journalist, … Click to Continue »

ATD USS Portland completes sea trials | MANTIS to get Mali deployment with German Army | Indonesian government announces Su-35 purchase

Americas A Huntington Ingalls-built Amphibious Transport Dock vessel has completed sea trails in the Gulf of Mexico. The future USS Portland will be the US Navy’s 11th San Antonio-class when it is commissioned into service next spring. During the trails, conducted by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey and completed last Friday, the vessel […]

13 years after Katrina, New Orleans plans to evacuate if bad storms come

17 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

New Orleans is in an official state of emergency, thanks to 15 of its 120 pumps being offline (thanks to chronic underfunding) and a major storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. (more…)

NHC sees 100 pct chance of cyclone over southwestern Gulf of Mexico

(Reuters) - A system associated with remnants of former tropical storm Harvey is close to redeveloping into a tropical depression over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and has a near 100 percent chance of strengthening into a cyclone over the next two days, the National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday.

When Dinosaurs Were Killed, Earth Went Dark for 2 Years

When a 6-mile-wide asteroid crashed into the Gulf of Mexico 66 million years ago, it caused a devastating wave of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis that killed untold number of animals and ended the reign of the dinosaurs. Then things got really bad. In a study published Monday in PNAS, scientists...

U.S. Gulf Coast refiners, producers brace for tropical storm

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Oil and gas producers from Mexico to Louisiana are gearing up for heavy rains and winds this week as remnants of a tropical storm circulating over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula threaten to redevelop into a cyclone.

NHC sees 90 percent chance of cyclone in Gulf of Mexico

(Reuters) - A system associated with the remnants of former tropical storm Harvey, located over the Yucatan Peninsula, has a 90 percent chance of developing into a cyclone over the next two days, the National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.

Latest Gulf of Mexico Auction Signals Offshore Return

Major oil producers pushed up high bids at a Gulf of Mexico offshore auction to $121 million on Wednesday, a nearly seven-fold increase from a year ago, as their return to deep water exploration gained momentum. This compared with $18 million…

Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' is already a disaster – but it could get worse

Each summer, a large part of the Gulf of Mexico "dies". This year, the Gulf's "dead zone" is the largest on record, stretching from the mouth of the Mississippi, along the coast of Louisiana to waters off Texas, hundreds of miles away. Around 8,776 square miles of ocean, an area the size of New Jersey or Wales, is almost lifeless.

Report: VA office denies 90 pct of Gulf War illness claims

A federal report shows that a Veteran Affairs office in New Mexico during the 2015 fiscal year denied more than 90 percent of benefit claims related to Gulf War illnesses, … Click to Continue »

"Dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is biggest ever

Why marine life is being choked out in more than 8,700 square miles of ocean – an area the size of New Jersey

Remnants of Hurricane Franklin dump rain on Mexico

The remnants of Hurricane Franklin soaked central Mexico on Thursday, threatening mudslides and flash floods after the storm hit the country's Gulf coast overnight. The U.S. National Hurricane Center downgraded the storm to a tropical depression as it broke up over the mountains of central Mexico....

Franklin strengthens to hurricane in Mexico: NHC

Tropical storm Franklin strengthened to a category-one hurricane as it raged towards Mexico for a second assault on Wednesday, the US National Hurricane Center said. The NHC said in a report that Franklin was over the Gulf of Mexico 170 kilometers (105 miles) from the major port city of Veracruz. Show More Summary

Hurricane Franklin to make landfall over next several hours: NHC

(Reuters) - Hurricane Franklin is expected to make landfall and bring torrential rains over the next several hours as it crosses the coast of eastern Mexico's key oil-producing Gulf state, Veracruz, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Mississippi editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Aug. 2 The Sun Herald of Biloxi on companies that dump toxic waste into the Gulf of Mexico: The more we learn about the … Click to Continue »

Franklin now a hurricane, nearing Mexico oil state: U.S. NHC

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Franklin, upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane from a tropical storm, is expected to hit eastern Mexico's key oil-producing Gulf state of Veracruz on Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday.

Franklin seen hitting Mexico as season's first Atlantic hurricane

VERACRUZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Tropical storm Franklin is almost a hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday, and is set to crash into eastern Mexico's key oil-producing Gulf state of Veracruz as the Atlantic's first hurricane of 2017.

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