A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Research suggests the use of chemical dispersants hinders oceanic microbes responsible for natural cleanup
Hundreds of species of plants and animals have been waiting literally decades to even be considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Thankfully, that's about to change.
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Our annual bottom-10 list, in which we salute the men and women who do what no salary can adequately reward
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Harness marine life to save marine life
Advanced ocean science tech helps researchers study the spill
Scientists have yet to agree on the scope of the disaster
Reporting from the Gulf, an offshore oil rig worker finds mundanity, a complacent obsession with safety, and the doom beneath it all
The massive plume scientists announced last week might already be gone
A new study discovered illness and birth defects among Gulf Coast fish nearly 16 months after the BP explosion.
Fish that were exposed to oil when they were young will be unlikely to survive to reproduce.