The share of public schools with high concentrations of poor students jumped from 12 to 17 percent in eight years, a federal report shows. Economic segregation is tied to the persistent achievement gap.
05/27/2010 03:35 pm
The Exxon Valdez disaster caused 11 million gallons of oil to leak into Prince William sound. BP's Gulf oil spill may have leaked 39 million gallons into the Gulf of Mexico.
05/27/2010 02:10 pm
The First Baptist Church of Chalmette, La., held a vigil Wednesday night. With so much still unknown about the Gulf oil spill, many residents say there’s only thing of which they can be certain: the presence of a higher power guiding it all.
05/27/2010 12:39 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
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
Here are the Top 10 states with the most Google business mojo per capita.
05/26/2010 12:43 pm
BP will attempt a 'top kill' in which heavy mud and cement would be shot into the well to plug it up.
05/25/2010 12:23 pm
BP has not met the EPA's mandate that it switch to a new dispersant, saying there aren't any other viable options for the Gulf oil spill. But the EPA says it's 'not satisfied,' and the manufacturer of a different dispersant insists it can meet BP's needs.
05/25/2010 10:20 am