Coast Guard officials are preparing for the possibility that they’ll need to temporarily shut down efforts to deal with the Gulf oil spill as a low-pressure system develops in the western Caribbean.
BP stock struggled as the company's attempts to contain the oil spill was neared a potentially important stage on Friday.
'As safe as Seattle,' says a transplant to Mérida, Mexico, where there is no sign of the violent drug war waging in the north. Expatriates are fast buying and renovating colonial haciendas.
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 Galileo spacecraft captured this view of asteroid 951 Gaspra in 1991. It was the first time a spacecraft made a close flyby of an asteroid. The colors are highly exaggerated to bring out subtle differences in surface properties. Bluish regions represent fresher rock, while reddish regions are composed of regolith materials.
Across the political, geographic, and ideological spectrum, Mexicans say they are against the new Arizona immigration law. Some will boycott Arizona. But others worry about loss of income from Mexicans sending home money from jobs in the US.
The cost for adding 600 miles of new barriers is $2.4 billion so far. The new fencing has been breached more than 3,000 times, a government report finds.
TYPHOON HAIYAN, 2013 - A Philippine flag stands amongst the damage caused after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban City, Leyte province, central Philippines, Nov. 9, 2013. The most recent and one of the most powerful typhoons on record ripped through the region, wiping away buildings and leveling seaside homes with massive storm surges.
Who are the most powerful cartels, what are the risks of using the military to confront them, and how much progress has Mexico made so far?