The US military has joined the effort to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It's been declared an event of 'national significance,' meaning more resources will be available.
This image from a video released by BP shows oil spewing from a yellowish, broken pipe 5,000 feet below the surface. The oil looks like steam rushing from a geyser. The video released May 12 gives a not-yet-seen glimpse of the leaking well a mile underwater. The stream occasionally can be seen becoming lighter as natural gas mixes into the gusher.
The oil spill that resulted from the explosion and sinking of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico last week is becoming more worrying as it continues to spread and efforts at stemming the flow of the leaking oil are being met with difficulties.
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has tripled in size in 24 hours. Company officials remain confident that they can contain it before it hits land, but environmentalists are increasingly doubtful.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion comes three weeks after the Obama administration proposed opening up parts of the Gulf for deepwater exploration. Two Democratic senators are raising broader safety concerns.
A newborn camel and its mother are seen at the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday.
The House Financial Services Committee announced a plan Tuesday to give regulators tools needed to crack down on banks' risky behavior. It will be a tough job, experts say.
Sea-level rise and sinking land mean the Mississippi River Delta's habitable land will shrink, a new study finds.
The class of 2009 makes adjustments in the face of a dearth of jobs and increasing interest rates on student loans and credit cards.