Researcher looks at regulatory muddle in wake of Deepwater Horizon disaster
In April 2010, a catastrophic explosion sank the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, operated for the BP company some 50 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven rig workers lost their lives, and oil gushed freely ...
BP says oil spill compensation fund running out
British energy giant BP admitted on Tuesday that its $20 billion (15 billion euro) fund to compensate victims of the 2010 US oil spill disaster has almost run out of cash.
Experts: Gas in Gulf blowout is less damaging
(AP)—A blown-out natural gas well blazing off Louisiana's coast poses fewer environmental dangers than past offshore accidents because it appears to primarily involve gas that disperses relatively easily, scientists said ...
Biologist investigates lasting ecological impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Billions of dollars. That's what's at stake for BP as a result of the damage caused to ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Wait is on for judge's ruling in BP oil spill trial
Ed Sherman, a Tulane University law professor specializing in complex litigation, continues to closely monitor the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill trial in New Orleans, almost three years after the Deepwater ...
Oil drilling technology leaps, clean energy lags
Technology created an energy revolution over the past decade—just not the one we expected. By now, cars were supposed to be running on fuel made from plant waste or algae—or powered by hydrogen or cheap ...
Three years after Gulf spill, BP fights huge fines
Three years after a deadly explosion on a BP-leased drilling rig unleashed the worst environmental disaster in US history, the British energy giant is fighting to avoid billions in fines.
Spring rains bring life to Midwest granaries but foster Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'
The most serious ongoing water pollution problem in the Gulf of Mexico originates not from oil rigs, as many people believe, but rainstorms and fields of corn and soybeans a thousand miles away in the Midwest. An expert on ...
International aid and advocacy groups are influenced by their home countries' cultures
In February, Greenpeace activist and actress Lucy Lawless, star of "Xena: Warrior Princess," was sentenced to 120 hours of community service for boarding a Shell oil rig to protest offshore Arctic drilling. Dramatic protests ...
Grounded Alaska oil rig refloated, no pollution seen
An oil rig which ran aground in Alaska has been refloated and is being towed to a nearby harbor, with no signs of pollution seen, officials said Monday.
US fines Transocean $1.4 bn over Gulf oil disaster
The United States hit drilling rig operator Transocean Deepwater with $1.4 billion in criminal and civil fines Thursday for its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
US seeks to prevent spill from grounded oil rig
US Coast Guard vowed Wednesday to prevent fuel from leaking from a Shell oil rig that grounded in Alaska after breaking free from tugboats towing it in heavy seas.
Judge clears BP's $7.8 bn settlement in US oil spill
British oil giant BP won approval Friday from a US federal judge of a $7.8 billion settlement with people and businesses who lost money and property due to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Citizen science more than a century later: Ordinary people go online to track Gulf oil spill
In the summer of 1854 a doctor named John Snow tracked London's deadly outbreak of cholera to contaminated water coming from a public well—the now famous Broad Street pump. But Snow's observations had to wend their way ...