Containing and Cleaning Up the Deepwater Oil Rig Disaster

On April 20, 2010, an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico sank the oil rig and created a leak that has spewed millions of gallons into the water. This report contains our ongoing coverage of this disaster.

Drill BP, Drill: By Boring Relief Wells Closer to the Oil Reservoir BP Hopes to Up Odds of Success

The downside: by going deeper it will take another two months. In the meantime the oil company scrambles for temporary fixes


Gulf Spillover: Will BP's Deepwater Disaster Change the Oil Industry?

New York University sociologist Harvey Molotch compares the devastating 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill with Deepwater to see how far the U.S. government and the oil industry have--and have not--come


Slosh and Berm: Building Sand Barriers off Louisiana's Coast to Hold Back Oil Spill Has Low Probability of Success

The oil spill will not just have an environmental impact--the catastrophe, along with efforts to stop it, may reshape the geography of Louisiana's Gulf coast


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