BP oil spill today
Five years after BP's disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, effects linger but recovery has begun
It's on the beach, in the marshes, on the continental shelf and under the deep sea—and still not all of the oil has been found
Mass deaths likely stemmed from the BP spill in 2010, researchers say
A survey of deep-sea sediment is helping to explain the "missing oil" from the 2010 oil spill
For eighty-seven days in 2010, 210 million gallons of oil from wells below the Deepwater Horizon poured into the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers announced recently that as a result, Bottlenose dolphins in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay are suffering from a host of maladies, including lung disease and adrenal problems.
Two years ago, 11 men lost their lives as a backlash of gas exploded into the night from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. In the ensuing months, roughly 5 million barrels of oil and more than 6 billion cubic feet of natural gas spewed into the ocean from the Macondo well more than a kilometer underwater.
Help track oil still coming onshore from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster
One year after the blowout at the Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and subsequent burning and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, what has been learned?
On April 20, 2010, an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico sank the oil rig and created a leak that has spewed millions of gallons into the water. This report contains our ongoing coverage of this disaster.
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As bad as it is, BP's Gulf oil spill dwindles compared with gushers of the past. David Biello reports
A group of endangered sperm whales live in the vicinity of the oil spill-and now one of them has turned up dead. David Biello reports
Is there a better way to clean up the next oil spill disaster? David Biello reports
The Sundarbans, part of the world's largest mangrove forest and stretching across India and Bangladesh, have been tarnished by a 350, 000-liter oil spill. David Biello reportsAdvertisement |
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