Latest oil slick Stories
When the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded April 20, 2010, residents feared that their Gulf of Mexico shores would be inundated with oil.
More than a year after the largest oil spill in history, perhaps the dominant lingering question about the Deepwater Horizon spill is, â€œWhat happened to the oil?â€
NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, June 10 at 19:05 UTC (3:05 pm EDT) and the satellite's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured an image of the thickest part of the oil slick.
State and federal authorities are preparing to deal with a variety of hazards to human health as the oil sticks around in the Gulf of Mexico.
Federal and state officials are scrambling to deal with the ever-growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, looking for a way to stop the leak and clean up the mass of crude as it moves ever closer to the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama, threatening to ravage wildlife, the environment, and local industry.
Strong winds and rough seas hampered efforts to contain a vast spreading oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday.
NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites are helping the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) keep tabs on the extent of the recent Gulf oil spill with satellite images from time to time.
The oil slick that resulted from a sunken rig has now reached the shores of Louisiana.
CONTRACTORS at Scotland's only refinery who caused an oil slick that ran for almost 10 miles up an "internationally important" ecological site were fined GBP3000 yesterday.
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