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How the Gulf Oil Spill Hurt Animals

How the Gulf Oil Spill Hurt Animals

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatens hundreds of species, and some of its effects may not be felt for months or longer.

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Under Pressure to Block Oil, A Rush To Dubious Projects

Under Pressure to Block Oil, A Rush To Dubious Projects

In response to the widening disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, government officials have approved a plan to intercept the oil by building a 45-mile sand berm. But scientists fear the project is a costly boondoggle that will inflict further environmental damage and do little to keep oil off the coast.

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Once again, BP experiment in Gulf spill hits snag

Once again, BP experiment in Gulf spill hits snag

BP fumbled its latest underwater experiment with the wild Gulf gusher, just like every other endeavor the company has tried to fix the nation’s worst oil spill.

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US seeks foreign help for oil spill equipment

US seeks foreign help for oil spill equipment

Coast Guard official Thad Allen, who is in charge of the government’s efforts, said, “We are looking at offers of foreign assistance, we are actually reaching out to foreign governments.”

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PSDS: Louisiana Oil Spill Aerial View

PSDS: Louisiana Oil Spill Aerial View

These photo mosaics were created by Stewart Long of GonzoEarth.com.

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PSDS: Lousiana Coast

PSDS research staff headed to the Louisiana coast a few days ahead of President Obama’s visit to Grand Isle. Adam Griffith was on the coast of Louisiana for two and a half days and met birders, news crews, and volunteers from various non-profit organizations.

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US opens criminal investigation into oil spill

US opens criminal investigation into oil spill

“We will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who has violated the law,” Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters in New Orleans. “We will not rest until justice is done.”

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BP clashes with scientists over deep sea oil pollution

BP clashes with scientists over deep sea oil pollution

Colin Powell said, the military should step in because the crisis was now “beyond the capacity” of BP to stop.

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White House Tries to Regroup, Criticism Mounts Over Leak

White House Tries to Regroup, Criticism Mounts Over Leak

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.

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