The BP oil spill is a unique event, so scientists are converging on the Gulf to try to understand how best to combat deep-sea oil spills and what effects they have on the environment.
The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is larger than the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill off the coast of Alaska, according to federal government estimates.
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.
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.
BP will attempt a 'top kill' in which heavy mud and cement would be shot into the well to plug it up.
A new Inspector General’s report finds ‘ethical lapses’ at the Lake Charles, La., district office of the Minerals Management Service. Although the report looked at interactions with oil companies prior to 2009, it’s of special concern after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon.
President Obama has named a bipartisan commission to investigate the causes of the BP Gulf oil spill, one of the nation's worst environmental disasters, including any government failures.
The Gushing oil well could cause damage from Louisiana to the Florida Keys
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar testifies about lapses in oversight of Gulf drilling that led to BP oil spill. But he also says the Obama administration is taking steps to avoid another spill.