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  • Gulf oil spill: Bypassing safety systems was pervasive on rig and fleet, crew member says

     
    Equipment that could have prevented flammable natural gas from reaching an explosive electrical spark aboard the Deepwater Horizon was disabled, a rig chief engineer technician told federal investigators Friday. The equipment in question was a pressure...
  • Gulf oil spill: Crew of Deepwater Horizon failed to see warning signs, expert says

     
    Oil rig workers failed to properly complete key tests aboard the Deepwater Horizon that could have shown the risk of a surge of natural gas from the undersea well to the rig, a Louisiana State University professor told federal investigators......
  • Gulf oil spill: Grand Isle bemoans loss of its fishing derby

     
    The community of Grand Isle, La., population 1,541, prides itself as a fisherman’s paradise. But on Saturday, toxic, oil-contaminated waters still surrounded the southern edge of this town, forcing the cancellation of the oldest fishing tournament in...
  • Chris Paul melodrama isn’t over

     
    “And they lived happily ever after.” That’s the takeaway we’re supposed to accept following the lovey-dovey meeting between Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets. One day Paul is demanding a trade, presumably to the Orlando Magic....
  • Gulf oil spill: New spill in Gulf area after barge crashes into abandoned oil well

     
    An abandoned oil well is leaking into a Louisiana bay about 35 miles south of New Orleans after a barge crashed into the well head early Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.A 1-mile-long sheen of oil from the new spill......
  • Gulf oil spill: Louisiana fish and shrimp get thumbs-up

     
    Is Louisiana seafood safe to eat? U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Friday heartily endorsed the decision of Louisiana fisheries officials to reopen wide swaths of state coastal waters to commercial fishing and shrimping....
  • Gulf oil spill: Fishermen decry a lost season

     
    The reopening of a broad swath of Louisiana waters this week to fishing and shrimping won't salvage the livelihoods of many Gulf of Mexico fishermen this season after the devastating effects of the catastrophic BP oil spill. The lifting of......
  • Pamela Anderson helps canine victims of oil spill (and returns home with two new rescue dogs of her own)

     
    NEW ORLEANS — Most of the roughly 50 abandoned dogs parading under the oaks at New Orleans City Park on Monday were bound for a pet adoption program in Virginia, but two were headed for California with their new owner,......
  • Gulf oil spill: BP starts last leg of relief well [Updated]

     
    BP resumed work Friday on the drilling operation meant to spell the ultimate end of its notorious gulf well as it continued to scale back its massive cleanup operation. “We’re far from finished,” said Doug Suttles, the company’s outgoing cleanup.....
  • Gulf oil spill victims applaud choice of New Orleans court

     
    A federal judicial panel's decision to consolidate lawsuits arising from the gulf oil spill in New Orleans has been praised by lawyers representing victims who have lost livelihoods and loved ones in the environmental disaster. Commercial fishermen,...
  • New proposal could bring endangered whooping cranes back to their old Louisiana stomping grounds

     
    NEW ORLEANS — The whooping crane -- one of the world's most endangered birds and one of the first animals on the U.S. endangered list -- could be back in Louisiana's wetlands as early as February under a U.S. Fish......
  • Gulf oil spill: Has it caused a new fish kill? (UPDATED)

     
    Louisiana state biologists Monday were investigating whether a large fish kill at the mouth of the Mississippi River was caused by oil or dispersants from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The gulf also contains a vast dead......