Topic: Gulf of Mexico
New Zealand's delayed response to its oil spill emergency, described as the worst in the country's history, has been compared with last year’s Deepwater Horizon catastrophe.
10/12/2011 10:11 am
The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would bring Canadian oil to the Gulf of Mexico. Supporters say it would mean 20,000 jobs. Opponents worry about the impact on the vast Ogallala Aquifer, which supplies water to eight states.
10/01/2011 03:42 pm
In three months deep water drilling is set to begin in Cuban waters in the Gulf of Mexico, but the US embargo on Cuba could spell catastrophe should a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon spill occur.
09/21/2011 10:08 am
The Obama administration's recent record on environmental issues is uninspired, critics say. But the president faces more immediate problems with the economy and record-high unemployment.
09/16/2011 07:02 pm
Americans are obsessed with the economy. Gadflies like Al Gore do a service by reminding them that the problem of climate change isn’t going away.
09/16/2011 04:48 pm
The US agencies' exhaustive report on the Gulf oil spill said complacency and cost-cutting led BP to make a series of decisions that complicated operations and added risk before the rig exploded.
09/14/2011 08:56 pm
Gulf oil spill report, released Wednesday, said in the days leading up to the disaster, BP made a series of decisions that complicated cementing operations, added risk, and may have contributed to the ultimate failure of the cement job.
09/14/2011 03:15 pm
The soaring twin towers of the World Trade Center became an affirmation of the American value of dreaming big. To the engineer who designed them, their loss on 9/11 remains heartbreaking, but he's found the resilience to keep dreaming.
09/10/2011 10:19 am
Fourteen named storms have formed in the Atlantic so far this year, in a hurricane season just hitting its stride, according to Dennis Feltgen of the National Hurricane Center.
09/09/2011 03:52 pm
SeQuential travels to local businesses in Oregon and Washington to buy waste cooking oil that it converts into biodiesel for cars and trucks – and sells at its stations.
09/06/2011 04:50 pm