A worker from Johnny’s Propeller Shop in Morgan City, La., makes a repair underwater. The shop services ships that work with the oil rigs. Business fell hard when the drilling moratorium was imposed after the BP spill. The shop manager hopes that the lifting of the ban and tough new rules on boat safety will bring more work.
Heating oil prices rose 6.25 cents and gas prices rose 3.83 cents while crude oil surged to over $89 a barrel after a leak shut down the 800-mile (1,300-kilometer) trans-Alaska pipeline.
Gabrielle Giffords tragedy – and that of 19 others killed or wounded during a mass shooting Saturday – puts special demands on President Obama and new House Speaker John Boehner.
The president's commission on the Gulf oil spill has roundly criticized BP's role in the disaster. But it's appearing less likely that the British oil giant will be charged with gross negligence.
The end of 2010 is here, a year remembered for the WikiLeaks drama, GOP and tea party gains in the midterm elections, and BP’s Gulf oil spill marking the worst environmental disaster in US history. But also Christine O’Donnell’s “I am not a witch,” campaign ad, Apple’s releasing of the iPad, and entertainment stars rallying on Washington’s National Mall. So, what else happened in 2010? Test your memory for those less obvious news stories.
This year's delightful run of flash mobs is winding up with a flurry of Santas and carolers. But the phenomenon is so well suited to modern society and technology, it should last a while.
Word of the year: Austerity, the 14th century noun defined as "the quality or state of being austere" and "enforced or extreme economy," set off enough searches that Merriam-Webster named it as its Word of the Year for 2010, the dictionary's editors announced Monday.
The debate over how much oil remains in the Gulf and where it is continues as research groups, environmental organizations, and government scientists conduct separate missions.
Oil spill lawsuit: The US government accuses the companies of disregarding federal safety regulations in drilling the well that blew out April 20, triggering a deadly explosion.
Although Ghanaians are excited by commercial oil production, there is concern that Ghana isn't prepared to handle oil revenue properly.