Topic: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The effort to contain the Gulf oil spill has had more twists and turns than a mystery novel. This rundown of events so far also shows what is ahead in the struggle to clean up the Gulf of Mexico.
06/29/2010 05:35 pm
Coast Guard officials are preparing for the possibility that they’ll need to temporarily shut down efforts to deal with the Gulf oil spill as a low-pressure system develops in the western Caribbean.
06/25/2010 08:39 pm
Raining oil in Louisiana: A YouTube video claims that oil is falling from the sky in a New Orleans suburb. Here's why this is almost certainly not true.
06/25/2010 07:17 pm
Obama approval rating falls as 48 percent of survey responders say they disapprove of the President's job performance.
06/25/2010 10:18 am
The VORTEX-2 tornado research project completed last week aims to increase warning times and reduce false alarms.
06/22/2010 07:01 pm
Ocean conveyor belt theory, which posits that warm surface water flows poleward from the tropics and cools, where it then sinks and flows back to the equator, is incorporating some surprising twists and turns.
06/21/2010 05:04 pm
In Pictures Space Photos of the Day 06/21
Scientists have found evidence of at least two undersea plumes from the Gulf oil spill. The plumes appear to be diluted, but still a threat to the foundations of the Gulf food chain.
06/18/2010 02:52 pm
Gulf gas: The BP oil spill has increased the amount of methane gas in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with the potential of creating 'dead zones' for fish and other aquatic wildlife.
06/18/2010 09:58 am
Sperm whale has been found near the oil spill. Authorities don't know if exposure to oil caused the death.
06/17/2010 07:41 pm