BP admits that more oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is spilling into the Gulf of Mexico than was previously estimated.
The Gushing oil well could cause damage from Louisiana to the Florida Keys
The oil spill puts Louisiana's brown pelican at particular risk because it dives beneath the water's surface to forage.
Republican Rep. Mark Souder of Indiana announced Tuesday that he would resign as rumors of an affair surfaced. The congressman ran on a family-values platform, but political experts say party affiliation has little to do with who survives cheating scandals.
University scientists say a portion of the Gulf oil spill could reach Key West in the Florida Keys next weekend.
The oil giant has said that it will be happy if it can siphon half of the oil leaked in the BP Oil Spill.
The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is far different than the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska. The complex marine environment has currents and eddies that could carry the oil anywhere in the Gulf.
Government and BP estimates of the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico are too low, say scientists. Some equate the flow to one Exxon Valdez spill every five days.