US and Australian scientists measured the plume from the Gulf oil spill during a research cruise. The findings are published Thursday.
The White House’s new guidelines for offshore oil drilling in deep water were intended to make it tougher for oil companies to avoid detailed environmental reviews.
The new estimate from marine scientists comes two weeks after a report that prompted rosy conclusions from some Obama administration officials about the Gulf oil spill.
An Obama task force Thursday said that carbon capture – in which greenhouse gas emissions would be stored underground – is feasible. It's seen as a promising way to combat global warming.
BP said its 'bottom kill' to plug the Gulf oil spill well permanently should start later this week. BP also deposited its first installment – $3 billion – in the Gulf escrow fund.
Global warming and the BP oil spill have helped rehabilitate nuclear energy in the eyes of the public – and some environmentalists.
Once on the fringe, about 750,000 off the grid American households pioneer green living by tapping sustainable energy from the wind, sun, and earth.
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Tiny brown bats are in danger of going extinct in the Northeast, with a white nose fungus blamed for killing millions of the animals.
A revised 2010 hurricane forecast is in from the National Weather Service, and the agency is predicting another strong year for tropical storms. Four to six 'major hurricanes' are expected out of 14 to 20 named storms.
A White House adviser said Wednesday that the 'vast majority' of the Gulf oil spill is gone. But a summary of the report she cited leaves some questions unanswered.
'Static kill' worked. Some 2,000 barrels of heavy drilling mud are now keeping the oil at bay until the relief well can finish the job in mid-August, killing the Gulf oil spill gusher for good.
Industry and environmentalist groups agreed Tuesday on tougher efficiency standards for home appliances that, over the next 30 years, could save enough energy to power 40 percent of American homes for a year.
Static kill, which began Tuesday, will attempt to force the oil back into its reservoir. But BP won't know if static kill worked – and the Gulf oil spill is over – until it finishes its relief well.
With its $5 million investment in the Indiana startup Bright Automotive, which plans to build a plug-in hybrid delivery truck, GM potentially gains access to new technology and maybe a new product.
A new estimate suggests that the Gulf oil spill blowout gushed 4.9 million barrels of oil before BP capped it, making it the largest accidental oil spill in history.
The EPA issued a report Monday that suggests the dispersant used by BP in the Gulf oil spill, Corexit, doesn't form a more toxic stew when mixed with oil. The dispersant was also no more toxic than seven other alternatives, the study concluded.