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24

Jul

Latest blowout highlights Gulf drilling dangersWorkers fled the leaking natural gas well hours before it caught fire, once again shedding light on the Gulf of Mexico’s risky relationship with offshore drilling.

Latest blowout highlights Gulf drilling dangers
Workers fled the leaking natural gas well hours before it caught fire, once again shedding light on the Gulf of Mexico’s risky relationship with offshore drilling.

16

Jul

What’s causing oil sheens near Deepwater Horizon spill site?Leftover oil is leaking out of tanks of the sunken offshore drilling rig.

What’s causing oil sheens near Deepwater Horizon spill site?
Leftover oil is leaking out of tanks of the sunken offshore drilling rig.

19

Jun

Huge ‘dead zone’ expected in Gulf of MexicoThe makings of a dead zone begin with nutrient pollution, primarily fertilizers and agricultural runoff.

Huge ‘dead zone’ expected in Gulf of Mexico
The makings of a dead zone begin with nutrient pollution, primarily fertilizers and agricultural runoff.

16

Nov

BREAKING NEWS: Oil rig explosion and fire off Louisiana coast, 2 missingThe U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that a Black Elk Energy Co. oil and natural gas platform had some sort of explosion occur in the gulf, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky over the water.

BREAKING NEWS: Oil rig explosion and fire off Louisiana coast, 2 missing
The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that a Black Elk Energy Co. oil and natural gas platform had some sort of explosion occur in the gulf, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky over the water.

31

Jul

The upside of drought: Smaller ‘dead zone’ in the GulfWith less water and run-off nutrients like nitrogen reaching the Gulf, animals have more oxygen with which to thrive.

The upside of drought: Smaller ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf
With less water and run-off nutrients like nitrogen reaching the Gulf, animals have more oxygen with which to thrive.

29

Dec

Giant tiger prawn invades Gulf of MexicoHuge, hungry prawns from Asia have exploded across the U.S. Gulf Coast this year, potentially posing a serious threat to smaller native species.

Giant tiger prawn invades Gulf of Mexico
Huge, hungry prawns from Asia have exploded across the U.S. Gulf Coast this year, potentially posing a serious threat to smaller native species.

20

Dec

Spill reported at Shell rig in Gulf of MexicoThe U.S. Coast Guard was investigating a 13,000-gallon spill from an oil rig 26 miles southeast of last year’s BP Macondo oil well disaster.

Spill reported at Shell rig in Gulf of Mexico
The U.S. Coast Guard was investigating a 13,000-gallon spill from an oil rig 26 miles southeast of last year’s BP Macondo oil well disaster.

14

Sep

Chevron confirms Gulf of Mexico oil leakAbout 15,000 barrels per day of crude oil production was shut in due to the pipeline, Chevron said.

Chevron confirms Gulf of Mexico oil leak
About 15,000 barrels per day of crude oil production was shut in due to the pipeline, Chevron said.

01

Sep

More Oil Leaking At Gulf Spill Site Now Stretches For 10 Miles (Video)

sustainable-sam:

I really can’t get over the fact that this isn’t getting more attention. It’s more than unsettling that we are all getting used to these leaks. 

19

Aug

U.S. investigates possible oil sheen off Louisiana coastThe U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is looking into reports of an oil sheen in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. investigates possible oil sheen off Louisiana coast
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is looking into reports of an oil sheen in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.