President Obama's plan to open new swaths of coastline to offshore drilling is being questioned anew in light of the potentially disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Politics of the pending climate-energy bill may be affected, too.
A Russian firefighter points a water cannon at a burning floating restaurant engulfed in smoke on the Moskva River in Moscow on Friday.
The firm is spending about $6 million a day to contain the oil spill. Gulf of Mexico expenses associated with the oil rig explosion could eventually cost BP more than $3 billion.
Scientists are investigating why endangered sea turtles are washing up on the Gulf Coast.
Gulf oil spill cleanup: If technique is approved, it will be the first time in U.S. history that oil dispersant will applied at the subsea source of a spill.
On average, drivers are paying $2.88 a gallon at the gas pump. Gas prices are expected to continue rising because of high oil prices.
Sculptures at St. Isaak's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia, are silhouetted by the rising full moon late Wednesday.
The Gulf of Mexico seafood industry is insisting that the oil spill has caused no major damage yet. But if nursery grounds are harmed, the impact could be serious.
Although cleanup methods for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are still somewhat low-tech, high-tech solutions are on the way.
This image from a video released by BP shows oil spewing from a yellowish, broken pipe 5,000 feet below the surface. The oil looks like steam rushing from a geyser. The video released May 12 gives a not-yet-seen glimpse of the leaking well a mile underwater. The stream occasionally can be seen becoming lighter as natural gas mixes into the gusher.