Nearly 2 million gallons of chemical dispersants have been used in the Gulf of Mexico to break up the gushing oil. This is the first time they have been used below the ocean surface, as much as a mile deep at the broken well. Many of the country's leading
In 2007, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, charged with protecting marine life, approved the federal offshore drilling plans for the Gulf of Mexico that would lead to BP's disastrous oil spill.
Sargassum seaweed is a critically important habitat for hundreds of marine species. The plant originates in the Gulf of Mexico and is carried by ocean currents to the Sargasso Sea off the East Coast. Scientists are concerned that oil in the Gulf is killin
The search is on for the best way to remove oil from the Gulf of Mexico. Bacteria that live in the ocean are effective at clean-up, but some companies are developing "super bacteria" to try to speed up the process.
The amazing sperm whale ?with the biggest brain, loudest sound and deepest dives in the animal kingdom ?are at serious risk from the oil in the Gulf. They're the only endangered marine mammals in the Gulf, and scientists say just a few deaths could put th
Despite the images, the media has so far failed to produce a word or phrase to adequately describe the oil pouring into the Gulf. LOE tracks the flow of words that try to capture the disaster ? and invites your suggestions for le mot juste.
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