Gulf of Mexico


Health of the Gulf

The waters being pumped out of New Orleans' streets will most likely make their way to the Gulf of Mexico. A scientist tells LOE about the longterm impact this may have on the Gulf waters and the area's fisheries.

Spill Threatens Climate Bill

Expanding offshore drilling was vital to a forthcoming Senate compromise on climate change; but the explosion of the oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico has thrown the future of the bill into question.

The Gulf's Other Deep Sea Wealth

Scientists make a discovery near the seabed oil gusher. Temple University biology professor Erik Cordes talks about the giant deepwater reef recently found in the Gulf of Mexico.

Worker Safety in the Gulf

David Michaels, the Assistant Secretary for Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, talks about what his agency is doing to ensure worker safety in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Ixtoc Precedent

Thirty-one years ago, the Ixtoc well in Mexico's Bay of Campeche blew out, gushing more than three million barrels of oil into the Gulf.