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Gulf of Mexico

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  • Rig catches fire in Gulf of Mexico

    Rig catches fire in Gulf of Mexico
    November 16, 2012 12:07 PM UPDATE: Coast Guard Captain Ed Cubanski: two people remain missing. Nine people were medivaced to four area hospitals. Eleven people were evacuated. Rig stands in 56 feet of water. Workers were using a torch to cut a 3-...
  • 2 missing, 4 badly burned in Gulf platform fire

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard was searching Friday for two workers missing after a fire erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, sending an ominous black plume of smoke into the air reminiscent of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion...
  • Burning oil from BP spill produced carbon plumes

     
    Research released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has concluded that weeks of burning off oil from last summer's BP spill released more than 1 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere....
  • Karen Dawn's Thanksgiving turkey rescue

     
    Animal activist and author Karen Dawn makes a point of having turkey for dinner every Thanksgiving, but the birds are at the table, not on it. For the fourth year in a row, Dawn, the author of the book Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat...
  • Inupiat whaling, drilling at stake in recent Alaskan mayor’s race

     
    Independent photojournalists Will Rose and Kajsa SjŲlander were on Alaska’s North Slope in November to document traditional whaling by the native Inupiat people, and found themselves at the height of a highly charged mayoral election season, with...
  • In first gulf oil lease auction since spill, BP bids -- and bids

     
    In the first auction of Gulf-based leases since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, BP submitted 11 high bids for drilling leases....
  • This is what $245 million looks like

     
    The U.S. Coast Guard¬?this week announced the Dec. 2¬?seizure of more than two tons of cocaine from a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. A¬?special forces team operating from the USS Oak Hill¬?discovered more than two tons of cocaine duringÂ...
  • Interior department to hold big gulf oil lease sale

     
    The Obama administration plans to offer more than 20 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leases, the first such sale since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill....
  • 3 Florida universities get grants to study Gulf oil spill

     
    Three Florida universities have snagged part of a $112.5 million pot of grant money that will fund studies on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, which†will hand out the money...
  • Gulf oil spill claim payouts reach $5.5 billion

     
    A year and a half after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the administrator of BP’s $20-billion restitution fund told Congress Thursday that he has has paid out about $5.5 billion to more than 213,000 victims of the nation’s worst offshore...
  • Gulf oil spill: BP gets most blame in government report

     
    BP, Transocean and Halliburton all violated federal safety regulations leading up to last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal investigation concluded, in findings that could be crucial for the Justice Department investigation and numerous...
  • Agency overseeing oil, gas exploration gets shakeup

     
    The Obama administration is reorganizing the agencies responsible for overseeing domestic offshore oil and gas exploration....