Signs of recovery from the Gulf oil spill are already appearing, but scientists caution that many unknowns exist – including the effect of millions of gallons of oil dispersants.
BP is set to plug the well in the Gulf oil spill permanently. Next week, it will begin 'static kill.' A week after that finishes, it will follow up with 'bottom kill.' Why are both necessary?
Rep. Edward Markey says documents released by his office Saturday cast doubt on BP's assertion that it used 1.8 million gallons of the toxic and controversial oil dispersant, Corexit.
Federal regulators had issued safety warnings about the condition of the pipeline in the Michigan oil spill that leaked nearly 1 million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River this week.
The Gulf oil spill drama is about to reach its climax: the killing of the Macondo well. But a setback Friday will delay the start of the operation until Tuesday – and shows that uncertainties still loom.
While Chicago Mayor Daley called an oil spill in the Kalamazoo River a bigger threat to Lake Michigan than Asian carp, many scientists disagree. Is the mayor playing politics, or is he on to something?
Chevy Volt will sell for $41,000 before a federal tax credit, while the Nissan Leaf will go for $32,780 before the credit. The two cars are trying to jump-start the US electric-car industry.
Since BP capped its ruptured well, the Gulf oil spill has shrunk dramatically. The Gulf itself is breaking down the oil at top speed, but past spills indicate the effects could linger for decades.
Saltwater marshes on the Gulf Coast are far more resilient than freshwater marshes, new research finds. The results could reframe how scientists work to stop the chronic erosion of coastal wetlands in the Gulf.
BP readies plans to permanently seal the ruptured well in the Gulf oil spill through two operations in the next two weeks – the initial ‘static kill’ followed by the final ‘bottom kill.’
Cleanup workers and drilling rigs returned to the site of the Gulf oil spill Monday after tropical storm Bonnie forced a four-day pause, delaying BP’s ‘static kill.’
Environmental activists were delighted to have Barack Obama replace George W. Bush as president. But greens are increasingly unhappy with Obama’s record – especially on climate change.
As investigators probe the Deepwater Horizon oil rig accident, it's becoming clearer that human decisions regarding key safety equipment were part of the nation's largest oil spill.
Louisiana's coastal parishes prepare to evacuate as tropical storm Bonnie threatens to push remains of Gulf oil spill ashore.
Louisiana is moving ahead with its plan to build 40 miles of berms to protect its coastline from the Gulf oil spill. The problem is, it won't work and might make things worse, scientists say.
Tropical storm Bonnie is bearing down on the Gulf oil spill, so BP is preparing to evacuate boats and crew until tropical storm Bonnie passes. It could hit Louisiana Sunday.
A new oil industry study says there is as much as $2 trillion in natural gas locked in shale deposits beneath New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. But drilling for it can be fraught with problems, critics say.
The technology used to extract oil from reservoirs in offshore drilling – particularly in deep water – has fallen behind engineers' ability to find and drill for that oil, raising safety concerns.
Gray wolf numbers in the US are at their highest point in years thanks to diligent restoration work. But some farmers and biologists in the Midwest are concerned that there are now too many wolves in their backyard.
BP wants to try a 'static kill' in the Gulf oil spill – similar to the failed 'top kill' – to stopper the top of the well until relief wells kill it from below. A decision could come as soon as Wednesday.