Despite BP's efforts, only a small percentage of the oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be cleaned up, say experts.
Five years after hurricane Katrina, Gulf Coast residents see in the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill another example of the government failing to protect the land and the people.
South Koreans watch a live TV broadcast of South Korean climber Oh Eun-sun reaching the summit of Annapurna in Nepal on Tuesday. Oh made history in the Himalayas by becoming the first woman to scale the world's 14 highest mountains, beating out a Spanish rival for the record.
Oil spill: Gulf of Mexico spill has been seen by a NASA satellite as the slick expands from the site of last week's Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.
Scientists predict a Haiti-magnitude earthquake along the New Madrid fault during the next 50 years. The fault runs under the Mississippi Delta, one of the poorest parts of the US.
Six hurricane survivors sue the US Army Corps of Engineers, as many city residents still try to understand the forces behind the storm's aftermath.
From sharecropping childhood to the election of a black president, Mississippi bluesman Honeyboy Edwards has a long story.
This raw and rootsy soundtrack is period-perfect.
Drama set in a Mississippi Delta township follows the life of a single mother and her son who struggle to subsist.