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  • BP oil spill manages to mess up NASA's Space Shuttle launch

    BP oil spill manages to mess up NASA's Space Shuttle launch

    The massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is preventing NASA from transporting a Space Shuttle fuel tank from Louisiana to Florida.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/07

    Dark clouds of smoke and fire are seen as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard, working in partnership with BP, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the in situ burn to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on the offshore drilling oil rig, Deepwater Horizon.

  • Tricky maneuver: Will containment cap stop the BP oil spill?

    Tricky maneuver: Will containment cap stop the BP oil spill?

    Crews are lowering a steel and concrete containment cap over the underwater source of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It's a tricky maneuver, and there's no guarantee it will work.

  • BP oil spill halts US drilling permits, for now

    BP oil spill halts US drilling permits, for now

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that no new drilling permits would be released until a safety review ordered by Obama is released later this month. The BP oil spill has increased calls by environmentalists for a permanent ban on offshore drilling.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/06

    A riot policeman is splattered with iced coffee outside the Greek Parliament during a protest in Athens on Thursday. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through Greece's capital after lawmakers approved drastic cuts need to secure international rescue loans worth 110 billion euros ($140 billion).

  • Gulf oil spill: Did Big Oil run roughshod over regulators?

    Gulf oil spill: Did Big Oil run roughshod over regulators?

    Why didn't the US Minerals Management Service require that Big Oil install secondary blowout preventers on oil rigs, as other countries have? Congress is investigating this and other issues.

  • Arctic drilling opponents gain momentum from Gulf oil spill

    Arctic drilling opponents gain momentum from Gulf oil spill

    Exploratory drilling is scheduled for July in the waters off Alaska's northern shore. Environmental groups, reeling from the Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill, are fighting to put those plans on hold.

  • How to help BP oil spill cleanup? Stay home. Let locals do it.

    How to help BP oil spill cleanup? Stay home. Let locals do it.

    The drive for volunteers to help with the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is focusing almost exclusively on local residents. They need the work (which is sometimes paid) and housing people from other parts of the country is complicated and expensive for relief groups.

  • Containment dome to arrive at Gulf oil spill location today

    Containment dome to arrive at Gulf oil spill location today

    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.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/05

    Young novice monks play with toy bubble guns during an event to celebrate Children's Day at the Chogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday.