Manatees, bluefin tuna, and Kemp’s ridley turtles are especially challenged by the BP oil spill. The Kemp’s ridley turtle is an endangered species that until recently was threatened with extinction.
A heavily-oiled bird is seen after being rescued from the waters of Barataria Bay, which are laden with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, in Plaquemines Parish, La., on June 26.
It's now been 30 days since the Gulf oil spill began after the Deepwater Horizon sank. As oil starts to come ashore on the Louisiana coast, frustration among the local population is mounting.
The oil spill puts Louisiana's brown pelican at particular risk because it dives beneath the water's surface to forage.
As efforts continue to stop the flow from the BP oil spill, areas used for recreation and fishing are being closed to public access. It's a blow to recreational and commercial fishing businesses.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is drafting his own plan with parish leaders to combat the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The goal is to build a 'second line of defense' to protect vital wetlands.
This image from a video released by BP shows oil spewing from a yellowish, broken pipe 5,000 feet below the surface. The oil looks like steam rushing from a geyser. The video released May 12 gives a not-yet-seen glimpse of the leaking well a mile underwater. The stream occasionally can be seen becoming lighter as natural gas mixes into the gusher.
The oil spill that resulted from the explosion and sinking of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico last week is becoming more worrying as it continues to spread and efforts at stemming the flow of the leaking oil are being met with difficulties.
The Asian carp has gobbled up headlines as it makes its way toward the Great Lakes. Six frequently asked questions about the invasive species of fish.
Voters in at least three states will decide whether to enshrine a right to hunt in constitutions. Critics see the measures as a political 'wedge' issue.