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BP Gulf Oil Spill: 5 Years Later

Five years after BP's disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, effects linger but recovery has begun

Oil Pollution is Making Gulf Dolphins Sick

For eighty-seven days in 2010, 210 million gallons of oil from wells below the Deepwater Horizon poured into the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers announced recently that as a result, Bottlenose dolphins in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay are suffering from a host of maladies, including lung disease and adrenal problems.

March 4, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman

Oil Habit Unchanged on Two-Year Anniversary of BP's Gulf of Mexico Spill

Two years ago, 11 men lost their lives as a backlash of gas exploded into the night from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. In the ensuing months, roughly 5 million barrels of oil and more than 6 billion cubic feet of natural gas spewed into the ocean from the Macondo well more than a kilometer underwater.

April 20, 2012 — David Biello
Gulf Oil Spill Tracker

Gulf Oil Spill Tracker

Help track oil still coming onshore from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster

August 30, 2011

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?

April 20, 2011

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.

May 7, 2010

How Bad Is the Oil Spill?

As bad as it is, BP's Gulf oil spill dwindles compared with gushers of the past. David Biello reports

May 12, 2010

Oil Spill Sullies World Heritage Site

The Sundarbans, part of the world's largest mangrove forest and stretching across India and Bangladesh, have been tarnished by a 350,000-liter oil spill. David Biello reports

 

December 22, 2014 — David Biello
BP Gulf Oil Spill: 5 Years Later

Five years after BP's disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, effects linger but recovery has begun

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