After nearly a month of hand-wringing, finger-pointing, and head-scratching over the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, British Petroleum is finally reporting something worth some back-slapping.
Scientists studying aboard a research ship in the gulf are discovering huge underwater oil plumes up to 10 miles long, a result of the April 20 oil rig explosion in the Gulf. But what do the plumes mean?
“The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume.”
— TONY HAYWARD, CEO of BP, on the scope of the company’s oil spill. (via …
Hurricane season is only three weeks away, and with BP still struggling to patch the leak in the Gulf of Mexico, there’s little hope the slick will be cleaned up by then. What happens if a hurricane hits?
“There’s just no way to measure it,”
— KENT WELLS, BP senior vice president, on the size of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists raised concerns Friday that the size of the oil slick has been understated, …
Emerging evidence in Capitol Hill hearings on the Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster is increasingly showing that a lack of regulation is largely behind the blowout
“Tarballs DO NOT pose a health risk to the average person,”
— A SIGN, posted on a beach on Dauphin Island, Ala., reassuring swimmers that the small blobs of oil that have begun washing up on shore are not a threat. Tests …
As the Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues threaten America’s coastline, Charlie Crist isn’t waiting for the contaminants to hit his state.
After the failure of British Petroleum’s containment dome to stop the undersea oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company says it will attempt to install a second, smaller dome over the main leak point nearly a mile beneath the surface.
As BP continues its efforts to control one of the largest oil spills in recent memory, a San Francisco based non-profit is turning its attention to a different source for the cleanup: hair.