BP's Gulf Oil Spill: 1 Year Later
One year after the blowout at the Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and subsequent burning and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, what has been learned?
Gulf Seafood Officially Safe, but Questions and Oil Linger
Testing of shrimp, crabs and fish, among other seafood harvested in the Gulf of Mexico, continues
One Year After BP Oil Spill, At Least 1.1 Million Barrels Still Missing
Where in the Gulf of Mexico is the oil from the Macondo well blowout?
How Science Stopped BP's Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
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
How Did the BP Oil Spill Affect Gulf Coast Wildlife? [Slide Show]
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
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...
Is Using Dispersants on the BP Gulf Oil Spill Fighting Pollution with Pollution?
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
Safety First: Major Oil Industry Reforms Needed for Continued Exploration in Extreme Environments
This past summer's BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico brings to the surface failures in both government and industry
Slick Solution: How Microbes Will Clean Up the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Bacteria and other microbes are the only thing that will ultimately clean up the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Where Will the Deepwater Horizon Oil End Up?
The short answer is everywhere--the sea surface, deep waters, the Gulf Coast, in deepwater corals and even as far as the Arctic
Deepwater spill survey: Smoke on the water, burnt oil in the sky
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...
Oil spill's human health impacts might extend into the future
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...
Will the Oil Spill Kill Sperm Whales?
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
How Long Will the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Last?
It's not just a matter of stopping the spill, it's also a matter of where the oil ends up
How Will a Hurricane Affect the Oil Spill?
Hurricane Alex provided a preview of the likely impacts of a hurricane on the ongoing oil spill
Massive Oil Plume Confirmed in Gulf of Mexico
Contrary to expectations, a plume of oil formed in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon blowout
Gulf Oil Spill Highlights the Increasing Dependence on Deep-Sea Robots
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
How Will the Oil Spill Impact the Gulf's Dead Zone?
Microbial activity could end up exacerbating waters with little oxygen--as could the coating of oil