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Mutated Fish Still Haunt Louisiana’s Fishermen After the BP Oil Spill

The devastating spill completely revolutionized oil spill research.
Rosemary Westwood

Watch the Advent of Deep Sea Mining Unfold With this Big Data Tool

The deep ocean seabed hosts delicate ecosystems that have barely been explored. Now, mining companies want to run 300-ton bulk cutters over them.
Becky Ferreira
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Why Voters Should Be Concerned About Clinton’s Environmental Promises

A fact check of Clinton’s speeches exposes contradictions between what she says and how she votes.
Sarah Emerson

Shell Oil Spill Prompts Renewed Calls for a Moratorium on Oil and Gas Development in the Gulf of Mexico

An offshore rig operated by Royal Dutch Shell leaked over 88,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico — a region which produces 17 percent of the nation's crude and supports a quarter of a million jobs.
Matt Smith

Fetal and Baby Dolphin Deaths Increased After Deepwater Horizon Spill

Dead dolphins found in the spill zone had lung abnormalities, too.
Kate Lunau

Federal Judge Approves $20B Gulf Spill Settlement — And BP Can Write Off a Lot of It

Ninety-nine percent of public comment submitted to the US Department of Justice about the proposed settlement complained that BP would simply treat the penalty as a cost of doing business.
Matt Smith

Alabama Taps BP Spill Funds for Another Upscale Beach Project

The state's auditor says the administration of embattled Gov. Robert Bentley is being "funny" about funds awarded to Alabama after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Matt Smith

Alabama's Governor Uses Oil Spill Funds to Renovate Coastal Mansion

The state's auditor calls the expenditure "inappropriate" and says there are plenty of other needs that could have been addressed with funds granted to the state following the 2010 BP oil spill.
Rob Verger

Why Engineers Can’t Stop Los Angeles' Enormous Methane Leak

A river of harmful gas is spewing into the air around Los Angeles, and won’t be stopping any time soon.
Melissa Cronin

The Dispersants Used After the BP Blowout Did More Harm Than Good

In the race to respond to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, researchers say it may have been better to let natural systems disperse oil rather than use chemical dispersants.
Matt Smith

The Federal Government Says Billions of Animals Died From the BP Disaster

The gusher damaged the hearts of fish and the lungs of dolphins, fouled beaches where birds and turtles nest, and killed marsh plants that provide food and shelter for other animals.
Matt Smith

Oysters in the Gulf of Mexico Are Still Screwed

We may have lost up to 508 million pounds of oyster meat thanks to the BP oil spill of 2010.
Alex Swerdloff