The failure of the most recent effort, known as a top kill, which BP officials expressed great optimism about before trying it, has underlined the gaps in knowledge and science about the spill and its potential remedies.Read More
There is still a hole in the Earth, crude oil is still spewing from it and there is still, excruciatingly, no end in sight.Read More
As BP labored for a second day Thursday to choke off the leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, dire new government estimates showed the disaster has easily eclipsed the Exxon Valdez as the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.Read More
Oceanographer Philippe Cousteau Jr. went diving in the Gulf of Mexico and got a firsthand look at the toxic soup of oil and chemical dispersant that formed large underwater plumes as deep as 25 feet.
“[It is] just this cloud of granular oil,” “And you can see it dispersing deeper and deeper into the water column. ”
With frustration growing in the Gulf region over BP’s inability to contain the oil spill, the company on Tuesday morning outlined its next plan for stopping the underwater leak.Read More
With oil continuing to spill into the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s Deepwater Horizon platform, Andrew Cooper reflects on natural and man-made crises, environmental threats and issues of coastal risk and resilience.Read More