Topic: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The BP oil spill is moving into Louisiana's wetlands – a worst-case scenario for wildlife and the fishing industry. There is no perfect solution, scientists say, but a controlled burn is one option.
05/24/2010 08:29 pm
A marine geochemist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, suggests that measuring methane concentration in the water could give a better idea of how big the BP oil spill is.
05/24/2010 02:01 pm
After saying last week that it had no authority to tell BP which disperant to use for the Gulf oil spill, the EPA on Thursday told BP to switch dispersants to one that is less toxic.
05/20/2010 09:08 pm
BP admits that more oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is spilling into the Gulf of Mexico than was previously estimated.
05/20/2010 03:45 pm
BP and government officials said Wednesday that their next attempt to stop the Gulf oil spill – the so-called 'top kill' – is scheduled to start Sunday. If it doesn't work, there are few promising short-term alternatives.
05/19/2010 09:20 pm
New forecasts suggest that the loop current could carry the Gulf oil spill to Florida beaches within the next eight to 10 days. After that, it could reach the Atlantic Ocean.
05/18/2010 09:08 pm
BP says its siphon is collecting one-fifth of the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. But questions linger over BP's use of underwater dispersants in the Gulf oil spill.
05/17/2010 09:56 pm
The oil giant has said that it will be happy if it can siphon half of the oil leaked in the BP Oil Spill.
05/17/2010 06:08 pm
The one BP is using to break up the Gulf oil spill has been approved by the EPA. But it's an older mixture that contains toxic ingredients, and it's not among the top tier of recommended dispersants.
05/15/2010 02:05 pm
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.
05/15/2010 10:33 am