Topic: New Orleans
As investigators probe the Deepwater Horizon oil rig accident, it's becoming clearer that human decisions regarding key safety equipment were part of the nation's largest oil spill.
07/24/2010 02:51 pm
Louisiana is moving ahead with its plan to build 40 miles of berms to protect its coastline from the Gulf oil spill. The problem is, it won't work and might make things worse, scientists say.
07/23/2010 09:49 am
In Pictures Cool LEGO creations
Dance-oriented bounce music, a hip-hop variant unique to New Orleans, is tapped by hitmakers.
07/22/2010 02:41 pm
The EPA says some communities in Louisiana face a 'moderate health risk' due to hydrocarbon fumes from the Gulf oil spill. Researchers will report air quality findings this week.
07/18/2010 10:17 am
The Obama administration on Monday cited control systems on subsea blowout preventers as one reason for its offshore drilling moratorium. But more than a year before the BP oil spill, authorities learned that balky control systems were the most common cause of blowout preventer failure.
07/13/2010 04:26 pm
A violent Amazon storm in 2005 killed an estimated 441 million to 663 million trees, a new study finds, a much greater number than previously suspected.
07/13/2010 01:25 pm
Criticism of Obama for his handling of the Gulf oil spill, though still muted, sounds much like that of President Bush after Katrina.
07/12/2010 01:31 pm
Jimmy Buffett, who grew up on the Gulf coast, performed for fans about 100 miles north of the Deepwater Horizon site.
07/12/2010 10:52 am
What the tragedy of the BP oil spill has taught us about regulations, technology, and how our energy diet must change.
07/10/2010 10:10 am