Testing of shrimp, crabs and fish, among other seafood harvested in the Gulf of Mexico, continues
Where in the Gulf of Mexico is the oil from the Macondo well blowout?
Remote imaging of the failed blowout preventer, stress testing various containment devices as well as other high-tech tasks helped contain the Deepwater Horizon disaster
One year later, there are more questions than answers about the impact of the oil spill from BP's Macondo well on wildlife and ecosystems
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.
It remains unclear what impact chemical dispersants will have on sea life--and only the massive, uncontrolled experiment being run in the Gulf of Mexico will tell
This past summer's BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico brings to the surface failures in both government and industry
Bacteria and other microbes are the only thing that will ultimately clean up the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
The short answer is everywhere--the sea surface, deep waters, the Gulf Coast, in deepwater corals and even as far as the Arctic
Editor's Note: A team of researchers led by John Kessler, Texas A&M College of Geosciences chief scientist and assistant oceanography professor, traveled to the Deepwater Horizon disaster area to study the methane leaking into the Gulf of Mexico (along with tens thousands of barrels of crude oil) daily at the site of the damaged Macondo 252 well.
Scientists are still assessing the ecological damage wrought by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year. Other researchers, however, are looking at subtler signs of the disaster's potential impacts on human health.
A group of endangered sperm whales live in the vicinity of the oil spill--and now one of them has turned up dead. David Biello reports
It's not just a matter of stopping the spill, it's also a matter of where the oil ends up
Hurricane Alex provided a preview of the likely impacts of a hurricane on the ongoing oil spill
Contrary to expectations, a plume of oil formed in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon blowout
Remotely operated subs have met with both success and failure in stanching the flow of crude, and the oil industry may need to rely on completely autonomous vehicles
Microbial activity could end up exacerbating waters with little oxygen--as could the coating of oil