Topic: Gulf of Mexico
The oil spill 'top kill' was proceeding according to plan Wednesday night, BP officials said. But they added that it could be another 24 hours before they know if it worked.
05/26/2010 10:33 pm
Via BP's top kill video, Americans are seeing how billion-dollar disasters unfold and why companies need to spend big sums to avoid them.
05/26/2010 06:36 pm
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Manatees, bluefin tuna, and Kemp’s ridley turtles are especially challenged by the BP oil spill. The Kemp’s ridley turtle is an endangered species that until recently was threatened with extinction.
05/26/2010 03:58 pm
The 'top kill' procedure aims to cap the undersea well feeding the BP oil spill in the Gulf. The US Coast Guard gave approval Wednesday to proceed.
05/26/2010 01:54 pm
The BP live video feed of the underwater leak will continue to stream during the 'top kill' maneuver, after pressure from Washington. But what you see in the moment may not mean much, BP warns.
05/26/2010 01:41 pm
The tar-ball effect has bumped the Panhandle beaches off this year's Top 10 Best Beaches list.
05/26/2010 01:22 pm
Obama makes his second trip to support Barbara Boxer and is heckled about policy on gays in the military.
05/26/2010 01:06 pm
A Transocean rig worker said he overheard senior managers complaining that BP took 'shortcuts' by replacing heavy drilling fluid with saltwater in the oil well that blew out, triggering the massive Gulf oil spill.
05/26/2010 01:02 pm
The Gulf oil spill may well derail energy and climate legislation this year, acknowledged Sen. John Kerry on Wednesday. But it won't halt offshore oil drilling in the Gulf, given America's reliance on that resource, he said.
05/26/2010 12:24 pm