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Oil Platform Fire Sends Shockwaves Through Gulf On Heels of Record BP Fines

Rocky Kistner | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The largest oil spill in America's history should have been a wake-up call. If we refuse to learn from that mistake, it will become a recurring nightmare instead.

Tar Balls On Alabama Beaches To Be Tested

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Heavy surf churned up by Tropical Storm Lee sent tar balls rolling onto Alabama's prime tourist beaches, and officials said ...

The Gulf Coast One Year After

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

So how's it going one year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster? There's no shortage of info on the topic in the media. But the media can get things wrong. So here are two veterans of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico to tell it like it is.

BP Still Doesn't Want You to See Its Tarballs

Mother Jones | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green

Lots has changed on Elmer's Island. Nearly a year after the great oilpocalypse of 2010, this Louisiana wildlife refuge about 50 miles south of New Orl...

Feds Reopen Gulf Shrimping Grounds

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A 4,200-square-mile area of the Gulf of Mexico near BP's blown out well will reopen to deep water shrimping after federal scientis...

On Thanksgiving, Gulf Oil Disaster Victims Hope for the Truth

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

For many families of the Gulf Coast, the holiday will be a bittersweet occasion. This is the first Thanksgiving since the BP oil disaster destroyed their coast. Some will find it difficult to afford a turkey or ham to celebrate.

Louisiana Oil Spill: Eight-Inch Tar Balls Wash Up On Beach

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PORT FOURCHON, La. — Louisiana wildlife officials say huge tar balls have littered the beach at Port Fourchon, some of them 8 inches across. La...

Texas Tar Balls Prompt Soil, Water Sampling

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GALVESTON, Texas — Texas officials on Wednesday continued collecting soil and water samples along the state's coastline, part of their response ...

Tar Balls Hit Texas, BP Oil Spill Now Tarring All Gulf States

By JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) -- Tar balls from the Gulf oil spill found on a Texas beach were confirmed Monday as the first evidence that gushing crude from...

BP Oil Spill Cleanup Halted By Tropical Storm Alex: Oil Skimmer Ships Sent Back To Shore

AP | MARY FOSTER and TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GRAND ISLE, La. — The crashing waves and gusting winds churned up by now Hurricane Alex put the Gulf oil spill largely in Mother Nature's hands ...

Why You Should Visit the Gulf Coast

Robert Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Reid

'See it while you can' has become something of an unofficial local mantra on the Gulf, and while there I saw and did all I could. And, to be honest, it was fun too.

Jason Linkins

Here's Your Eat The Press Guide To America's Beaches | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

You might have heard about how many of the beaches in America may soon be, or already are, blanketed with oil and tar balls from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Well, fret not. Unnamed "experts" are saying that it's totally safe!

Oil Spill Tar Patties Wash Ashore In Alabama, As Angry Governor Blasts Coast Guard Decisions

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MOBILE, Ala. - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is angry about U.S. Coast Guard decisions he says have left parts of the Gulf Coast vulnerable to pollution from...

Tar Balls Found Off Key West

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

KEY WEST, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard says 20 tar balls have been found off Key West, Fla., but the agency stopped short of saying whether they ...