Gulf of Mexico
A Desperate Attempt to Save the World's Smallest Porpoise Could End Up Killing It Off
An international committee of scientists says the only way to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction could be breeding it in pens, but others say this could accelerate the demise of the marine mammal that only lives in the Gulf of California.
In Photos: Shell's Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
An undersea pipeline 90 miles off the Louisiana coast leaked roughly 90,000 gallons of oil last week — and, over the weekend, dozens of activists around the country were arrested during anti-fossil fuel protests.
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.