A child dressed as clown attends a mass at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Wednesday. Hundreds of clowns took part in the annual event to thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for helping them find work through the year, according to local media.
The US Department of Transportation’s pipeline safety division says the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline is corroded and poses a severe public safety and environmental risk.
The debate over how much oil remains in the Gulf and where it is continues as research groups, environmental organizations, and government scientists conduct separate missions.
A presidential commission assessing the US response to the Gulf oil spill identifies flaws in the White House reaction. It finds that the government acted at times either incompetently or without candor.
With a final shot of cement, BP permanently 'killed' its deep-sea well in the Gulf of Mexico that ruptured in April and unleashed the worst oil spill in US history.
BP raises the titanic steel blowout preventer, whose failure led to the Gulf oil spill, one of the world's worst. What story will it tell?
Drilling on the relief well has stopped while BP prepares to raise the failed blowout preventer from the sea floor. The effort is not just a safety precaution. The equipment is also evidence that may reveal how the Gulf oil spill happened.
US and Australian scientists measured the plume from the Gulf oil spill during a research cruise. The findings are published Thursday.
BP said its 'bottom kill' to plug the Gulf oil spill well permanently should start later this week. BP also deposited its first installment – $3 billion – in the Gulf escrow fund.
Louisiana residents are relieved that no more oil is spewing and that a 'bottom kill' to seal the well will begin soon. But they are also worried, about BP's commitment to a full cleanup and a report that most of the oil is gone.
'Static kill' worked. Some 2,000 barrels of heavy drilling mud are now keeping the oil at bay until the relief well can finish the job in mid-August, killing the Gulf oil spill gusher for good.