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UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

’It’s powerful’: Tropical storm starts lashing Louisiana

People are stocking up on food and water, filling sandbags and preparing to hunker down as Tropical Storm Barry bears down on New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana and …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 4:16 p.m.

New Orleans frets about more flooding, possible hurricane

A storm swamped streets in New Orleans and prompted a tornado warning near the city Wednesday as concerns grew that even worse weather, including a possible hurricane, could strike Louisiana …


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Midwest rains projected to create Gulf dead zone

As rain deluged the Midwest this spring, commercial fisherman Ryan Bradley knew it was only a matter of time before the disaster reached him. All that water falling on all …


Catastrophe that killed dinosaurs created global hothouse for 100,000 years, study says

On a very bad day 66 million years ago, a mountain-sized object from space slammed into the Earth, initiating a cascade of calamities that eradicated three-fourths of the species on …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

Former star pitcher Roy Halladay killed in Florida plane crash

Former star pitcher Roy Halladay has been killed in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico. Police say Halladay’s private plane went down off the coast of Florida. The …


Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming

After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming’s fingerprints.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 11:47 p.m.

More evacuations as Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas

Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 2:04 p.m.

A reborn Tropical Storm Harvey threatens Gulf, sending gasoline higher

Tropical Storm Harvey is certain to strengthen and likely to take aim at the Gulf of Mexico coastline later this week, a prospect that has already sent spot gasoline prices …


Tropical system could form in Gulf of Mexico later this week

A tropical system could form in the Gulf of Mexico later this week, and forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami are keeping eye on it.


Team of researchers thinks dinosaurs were minutes away from surviving extinction

From our standpoint 66 million years later, it’s easy to assume the demise of the dinosaurs was an inevitability. But an international team of researchers is making a radical argument …


Feds: Fund execs lied after oil rig blast hurt investments

Hedge fund executives were charged Monday in a $1 billion fraud case linked to an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that killed three workers and injured several …


Mexico to offer farm-out on deep water field in Gulf

Mexico’s state-owned oil company announced Friday it will offer a farm-out arrangement to private firms to join in the exploration of a deep-water field in the Gulf of Mexico.


Family finds body of man swept away on Texas Gulf Coast

The Coast Guard says the body of a man who was swept away while trying to rescue a woman in distress has been recovered near where he disappeared on the …


Monitoring of decade-old Gulf of Mexico oil leak eased

Adds comments from Waterkeeper Alliance attorney. With AP Photos. AP Photo GARV103


Oil plant explosion injures 3 workers on Gulf Coast

A powerful explosion ripped through an oil plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, injuring three workers, authorities said.


Baby dolphin deaths tied to 2010 BP oil spill

Researchers looking into the largest dolphin and whale die-off on record in the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 BP oil spill have tied a spike in the number of …


$20B settlement from 2010 BP oil spill gets judge’s OK

A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, resolving years of …


45 million more Gulf acres to be opened for energy development

The federal government will hold lease sales next month to open up 45 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration, the Obama administration announced Thursday.


Hook-injured turtles released after treatment

JACKSON, Miss. – Ten young sea turtles nursed back to health after swallowing anglers’ hooks are headed back into the Gulf of Mexico. The animals released Saturday are among 213 …


47 rescued from Gulf rig after natural gas blowout

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities have restricted air and nautical traffic around the site of a natural gas well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Forty-seven workers on a drilling …


BP wants to end future Gulf oil spill payouts

BP is arguing that victims of last year’s Gulf oil spill should not be paid any more claims for future losses because the areas affected by the spill have recovered …


Panel: Dollars did not trump safety in Gulf spill

The presidential commission investigating the BP Gulf oil spill challenged claims in Congress that the oil company and others sacrificed safety to cuts cost. In preliminary findings issued today, the …


Cement starts flowing to plug BP well for good

Crews started pumping cement today deep under the seafloor to permanently plug BP’s blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico.


Oil sheen spotted after Gulf rig explosion

Another oil rig exploded and caught fire today off the Louisiana coast, spreading a mile-long oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico west of the site of BP’s massive spill. …


Gulf seafood has image problem

NEW ORLEANS – The rich fishing grounds of the Gulf of Mexico are beginning to reopen more than three months after crude oil began gushing from the sea floor. But …


BP forces cement into Gulf oil well

LOS ANGELES – It took BP a mere five hours to pump a stream of cement down the throat of its troublesome well Thursday, finishing another major step in its …


Officials respond to well fix with cautious optimism

VENICE, La. – BP’s long and halting effort to bring an end to the Gulf of Mexico disaster crossed a key threshold Wednesday when the company packed its ruptured well …


Crush of mud plugs BP’s well in the Gulf

In the end, it was a crush of mud that finally plugged the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, three months after the offshore drilling rig explosion that unleashed …


Pressure drops as static kill fills well

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – BP embarked Tuesday on an operation that could seal the biggest offshore oil leak in U.S. history once and for all, forcing mud down …


4.9 million barrels spilled in the Gulf

LOS ANGELES – BP’s outlaw well released more than 200 million gallons of oil before it was capped, government officials said Monday, as the company prepared to stuff the well …