The BP Oil Spill And Deepwater Horizon Explosion: Two Years Later

This past Friday, April 20th wasn't just a day to sit around, pluck an out-of-tune guitar and get stoned. It also marked the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and the beginning of the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. One of the worst spills in U.S. history, its impacts are still… » 4/23/12 10:00am 4/23/12 10:00am

BP Oil Spill Aftermath: Eyeless Shrimp, Clawless Crabs And Fish With…

Al Jazeera just published an astonishing report on the after-effects of the BP oil disaster, and it's not pretty. There are an alarming number of deformities in sea creatures: mutated shrimp, fish with sores and lesions, eyeless crabs and more. It's unlike anything local fisherman have ever seen. » 4/18/12 10:30am 4/18/12 10:30am

Tropical Storm Heading For BP Oil Spill

The National Hurricane Center thinks a tropical depression near the Bahamas will soon become a tropical storm and collide with the BP oil spill. Perhaps instead of naming it Tropical Storm Bonnie, they should call it Tropical Storm BP? [NHC] » 7/22/10 12:00pm 7/22/10 12:00pm

VIDEO: Oil Skimmer Worker Rescued After Six Hours In Gulf

A 49-year-old oil cleanup worker went overboard from a oil skimmer at around 3:00 AM Tuesday morning near the site of the BP oil spill. He was located around 9:00 AM and picked up by the Coast Guard, alive but dehydrated and exhausted. Here's the video of the rescue. » 7/07/10 10:20am 7/07/10 10:20am

The Best Thing About The Gulf Oil-Eating "Whale"?

The coolest thing about the humongous Taiwanese oil-skimmer named "A Whale" that's being tested right now in the Gulf isn't the ability to clean 500,000 barrels of oil per day. » 7/06/10 1:00pm 7/06/10 1:00pm

It's Raining Oil In Louisiana?

Louisiana residents 45 miles off the Gulf of Mexico claim to have videotaped an oily substance raining down. Worst case scenario? It's petroleum mixed with Corexit, the cancer-causing dispersant BP's spraying on its oil slick. Best case scenario? Dirty roads. » 6/23/10 2:20pm 6/23/10 2:20pm

BP Station Sign Is Beyond Irony

A BP gas station in Ohio wants you to know you're responsible for small spills made when you leave the pump unattended. What about gigantic spills made when ignoring safety warnings? Oh, they're just happy, ignorable accidents. [Flickr via @BigBoxCar] » 6/04/10 2:00pm 6/04/10 2:00pm