Topic: Prince William Sound
With Obama in Louisiana Friday to assess the response to the BP oil spill, residents have strong views about what needs to happen next. But their ideas can conflict, and expectations are low.
05/28/2010 10:38 am
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
Oil from the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska in 1989 may take centuries to disappear, says Exxon. How long will the Gulf oil spill linger?
05/13/2010 05:44 pm
Blackhawk military helicopters began dropping sandbags along the Louisiana coastline Monday, as oil spill cleanup efforts continued.
05/11/2010 12:00 pm
Neither BP nor the Coast Guard was ready for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Having booms, boats, aircraft, and local responders in place is expensive, but experts say teams should be ready to go.
05/08/2010 01:39 pm
Over the years, the Pentagon has played an increasing role in disaster assistance, and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is no exception. Is it too much when the US military is fighting two wars?
04/30/2010 08:30 pm
Despite BP's efforts, only a small percentage of the oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be cleaned up, say experts.
04/30/2010 08:16 pm
The oil spill issuing from the sunken oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is not yet an immediate threat to the Louisiana coast. But the longer it spreads, the greater the risk to the fragile ecosystem.
04/26/2010 06:46 pm
The science and history behind oil spills.
04/23/2010 04:40 pm
In Pictures Big Environmental Disasters