Blackhawk military helicopters began dropping sandbags along the Louisiana coastline Monday, as oil spill cleanup efforts continued.
Ultraorthodox Jewish men harvest wheat ahead of the Jewish Shavuot holiday in a field outside the Israeli community of Mevo Horon on Monday. Shavuot commemorates Moses receiving the Ten Commandments and is also a harvest holiday. It begins next Tuesday at sundown.
What scientists know about how oil spills affect the environment is drawn from a range of past events, no two of which have been alike. Because the blowout occurred 5,000 feet below below the water surface, the Gulf oil spill is unchartered territory.
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The large container meant to cap the leak that has caused a massive Gulf oil spill did not succeed this weekend. Meanwhile tar has begun washing ashore in Alabama.
The lettuce recall involves romaine 'grab and go' salads sold at in-store salad bars and delis in Kroger, Giant Eagle, Ingles Markets, and Marsh stores.
State attorneys general, commercial fishing organizations, and environmental groups are pressing BP to provide more information on the cause of the massive Gulf oil spill.
Two major weather phenomena that emerged last year – El Niño and the North Atlantic Oscillation – put a big kink in the jet stream and caused blizzards, tornadoes, and perhaps even last weekend's torrent in Tennessee, which caused the Grand Ole Opry flood.
BP has been roundly criticized by federal and state officials for its oil spill cleanup efforts. But one local official points to signs of progress and cooperation.