The US Coast Guard released a report Wednesday that says tar balls that have washed up on Florida beaches are not a result of the BP oil spill.
The Gushing oil well could cause damage from Louisiana to the Florida Keys
New forecasts suggest that the loop current could carry the Gulf oil spill to Florida beaches within the next eight to 10 days. After that, it could reach the Atlantic Ocean.
Pilgrims in southern Spain ride horses en route to the shrine of El Rocio in Donana national park during the annual El Rocio pilgrimage, on Tuesday in Sanlucar de Barrameda, near to Cadiz. The pilgrimage to Almonte, which houses the Virgin del Rocio, is the largest in Spain, with hundreds of thousands of devotees in traditional outfits converging in a burst of color as they make their way on horseback and decorated carriages across the Andalusian countryside.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar testifies about lapses in oversight of Gulf drilling that led to BP oil spill. But he also says the Obama administration is taking steps to avoid another spill.
Senator Barbara Boxer of California, along with other Senate Democrats, wants the US Justice Department to begin a criminal investigation of the Gulf oil spill off the coast of Louisiana.
BP says its siphon is collecting one-fifth of the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. But questions linger over BP's use of underwater dispersants in the Gulf oil spill.
The oil giant has said that it will be happy if it can siphon half of the oil leaked in the BP Oil Spill.
South Korean Buddhists carry their lanterns in a parade during the Lotus Lantern Festival to celebrate the upcoming birthday of Buddha on May 21, on a street in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday.
The one BP is using to break up the Gulf oil spill has been approved by the EPA. But it's an older mixture that contains toxic ingredients, and it's not among the top tier of recommended dispersants.