The strange glimpse into the Gulf's depths given by the 'geyser cam' – the BP live feed of the 'top kill' attempt – has mesmerized millions, but has raised concerns about stock market impact.
BP will attempt a 'top kill' in which heavy mud and cement would be shot into the well to plug it up.
The oil spill puts Louisiana's brown pelican at particular risk because it dives beneath the water's surface to forage.
The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is far different than the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska. The complex marine environment has currents and eddies that could carry the oil anywhere in the Gulf.
The huge containment dome, designed to capture crude oil coming up from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico, is scheduled to arrive at the oil spill location today.
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The leaked emails from a British university don’t undermine climate-change theory, most scientists insist. But several are calling for more transparency in the global-warming field. On Monday, climate talks begin in Copenhagen, Demark.
Pentagon chief Robert Gates is the swing vote in Obama's decision on the Afghanistan war.