Gulf Coast

Oil Dispersants and the Ecology of the Gulf

During the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill, BP was authorized by the EPA to use a chemical called Corexit 9500A to disperse the slick. Biologist Terry Snell conducted research showing that decision may have increased the damage to the marine environment.

Sea Turtle Relocation

Conservation groups are helping the US Fish and Wildlife service to relocate sea turtle nests from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Coast. They hope that this will protect most of this year's turtle hatchlings who would otherwise stand little chance of

Oil in the Air

The oil in the Gulf isn't just poisoning the water. It's also poisoning the air. The EPA has been monitoring air quality along the Gulf coast widely since the spill began, but a local advocacy group, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, says its data has gaps.