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BP oil spill

Rainbow Pipeline Spill
The BP crisis first provoked a closer look at Keystone XL a year ago as environmental security became a national concern
With reporting by Elizabeth McGowan With the oil industry under the national spotlight,...
May 12, 2011 | Read More
Gulf of Mexico, June 2010
BP will pay a $25 million civil penalty for its 2006 Alaska oil spills, or over $4,900 per barrel, in the largest such fine to date for an oil accident
BP Plc's $85 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice for oil spills in Alaska in...
May 4, 2011 | Read More
Oil contamination in the Ecuadorean Amazon rainforest.
The biggest oil spill cases show that lengthy and expensive litigation works in favor of oil companies
When an Ecuadorian judge ordered Chevron to pay plaintiffs $8.6 billion last month for damages from...
Mar 20, 2011 | Read More
An outcrop of methane hydrates, underwater.
The findings underscore how little is understood about the behavior of gases in oceans, as countries launch the first gas hydrate drilling programs
BP's Deepwater Horizon catastrophe is commonly referred to as the Gulf oil spill, but liquid oil...
Mar 3, 2011 | Read More
Grassroots Mapping puts cheap and easy mapping tools into the hands of ordinary citizens
Mapping the earth from the sky has been an activity that only governments and corporations could...
Feb 15, 2011 | Read More

When The Federal Aviation Authority imposed a no-fly zone last year over the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, major media organizations cried foul, but could do little to get around the...

Feb 15, 2011 | Read More
Oil burning by Isle Grande Terre
Commission criticizes BP but concludes Gulf spill was "a system-wide problem"
BP is more likely to escape the potentially ruinous charge of gross negligence, according to City...
Jan 7, 2011 | Read More
With foreign-farmed shrimp already a threat, the oil moratorium 'could kill our whole economy,' says local shipbuilder
BAYOU LA BATRE, AL.—Workers move nimbly across the frames of two half-finished steel boats at...
Aug 16, 2010 | Read More
Fishing grounds are full of oil-soaked marsh grass and tarballs, with shrimp season set to open next week, locals say
HOPEDALE, LA.— In the small towns of coastal Louisiana, the widespread consensus is that the oil...
Aug 11, 2010 | Read More
Deepwater Horizon spill leads to rise in dolphins and endangered brown pelicans injured or killed this week
By Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian U.S. officials recorded a big jump in the numbers of dolphins...
Aug 9, 2010 | Read More