Topic: Gulf Coast Oil Spill
Fat Tuesday celebration expected to be largest since hurricane Katrina. New Orleans firms need big influx of Fat Tuesday tourists.
03/08/2011 07:37 am
Spring break deals are popping in Panama City Beach, Fla. Airboat tours, limousine rides, and hot wings are some of the spring break deals available to students.
03/06/2011 10:46 pm
Runoff from unusual snowfall in Alabama caused water temperatures in Mobile Bay to drop suddenly, possibly leading to stillbirths of baby dolphins, researchers say. Poisoning as a result last year's oil spill is another possible culprit.
03/04/2011 12:12 pm
The Obama administration lifted its post-Gulf oil spill moratorium on oil drilling in deep water Oct. 12, but it didn't issue its first new permit until Monday. Some experts think rising oil prices forced the administration's hand.
03/01/2011 07:49 pm
The Bassmaster Classic 2011 is the most prestigious bass-fishing event in the world, drawing 50 top fishermen to New Orleans in the wake of the BP oil spill. Oil is a nonfactor, organizers say.
02/18/2011 04:02 pm
The US Department of Transportation’s pipeline safety division says the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline is corroded and poses a severe public safety and environmental risk.
02/12/2011 03:28 pm
A US judge this week told claims czar Kenneth Feinberg, who oversees BP's escrow fund, to make clear to claimants that he is affiliated with BP. The system for recouping losses stemming from the Gulf oil spill is stacked against applicants, critics charge.
02/03/2011 04:46 pm
Foreclosures have been huge in cities that rode the real estate bubble in the West and in Florida. But the fastest rise in foreclosures is taking place primarily in far less frothy metropolitan areas of the Southeast, according to a new report by RealtyTrac. North Carolina alone was home to four of the Top 10 fastest-rising foreclosure metros last year. While their foreclosure rates are still quite low compared with most places, these metros and their plight illustrate how the poor economy is driving the housing crisis now.
01/28/2011 09:51 am
Deepwater Horizon oil spill report recommends tougher offshore drilling rules, more financial consequences for oil companies.
01/12/2011 11:28 am
Stricter deep-water drilling regulations mean Gulf Coast waters are likely to yield less oil this year. Energy firms may shift attention abroad.
01/11/2011 05:24 pm