More than 23 tons of oil-eating bacteria have been sent to clean up the China oil spill in the Yellow Sea. It should work better than the chopsticks workers initially used, but it's still no miracle solution.
The converted iron ore freighter ‘A Whale’ recovered only negligible amounts of oil from the Gulf oil spill. Smaller, nimbler skimmers are more appropriate for widely dispersed spills, the Coast Guard says.
Like a giant industrial strength washing machine, the Gulf of Mexico will clean up most of the BP oil spill by itself, as it has other big spills. But environmental resilience has its limits.
What the tragedy of the BP oil spill has taught us about regulations, technology, and how our energy diet must change.
The Obama administration will argue its case on deepwater drilling Thursday. The government issued the moratorium in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, but a judge blocked it last month.
Oil skimmer from abroad, the mega ship A Whale, has not yet shown how well it can collect oil, because of continued rough seas. At least it's been out on the water near the site of the BP oil spill, while other skimmers were docked.
Some experts wonder how 'independent' BP's grants for Gulf oil spill research on ecosystem damage and recovery will be. But so far, it looks like the money comes with no strings attached.
BP has agreed to allow wildlife rescuers to pluck rare sea turtles – including endangered Kemp's Ridley turtles – out of Gulf oil spill 'burn boxes.'
Up and down the Gulf coast you hear local officials and others complain that they are being ignored in the response to the Gulf oil spill. That must change.
The effort to contain the Gulf oil spill has had more twists and turns than a mystery novel. This rundown of events so far also shows what is ahead in the struggle to clean up the Gulf of Mexico.