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WQXR News

Some Results for BP, but Perhaps Too Late

Monday, May 17, 2010

BP has stopped some of the oil from leaking, but is it too late to stop the ooze from reaching the Atlantic Ocean?

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WQXR News

Obama Criticizes Oil Industry over Gulf Spill

Friday, May 14, 2010

The rate of oil and methane leaking into the Gulf may be closer to 70,000 barrels a day.

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WQXR News

Senate Questions Oil Heads on Gulf Spill

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Congress will hear testimony from the companies responsible for the Deepwater Horizon rig blowout.

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WQXR News

Oil Containment Dome Arrives at Leaking Rig

Thursday, May 06, 2010

At noon, the dome will be lowered over the well that's leaking over 200,000 gallons of oil a day.

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WQXR News

Oil Containment Dome Nearly Complete

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Once it's finished, BP hopes the 100-ton, 4-story dome will close one of two remaining leaks.

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WQXR News

BP Readies Containment Box to Clean-up Oil Spill

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The energy giant BP has almost finished constructing its first concrete-and-steel containment box which it will use to contain oil leaking from a pipe connected to a sunken rig off the Lousiana coast.

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WQXR News

Oil Continues to Gush into Gulf of Mexico

Monday, May 03, 2010

Oil is still pouring into the Gulf of Mexico nearly two weeks after Deepwater Horizon sunk.

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The Takeaway

Massive Oil Spill May Reach Florida and Beyond

Monday, May 03, 2010

President Obama traveled to Louisiana yesterday for a first-hand briefing on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The "Deepwater Horizon" oil rig exploded on April 20th, rupturing its well and eventually sinking into the Gulf. An estimated 200,000 gallons of oil are gushing into the Gulf each day, as federal government and BP officials frantically explore options to contain the spill.

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The Takeaway

Commercial Fisheries Brace for the Worst and Help in Cleanup Effort

Friday, April 30, 2010

At least ten state and federal wildlife refuges are in the path of the river of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf Coast is one of the world's richest seafood grounds, teeming with shrimp, oysters and other marine life and commercial fishermen are bracing for the worst.

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WQXR News

Weather Delays Oil Containment in Louisiana

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Pelicans, river otters and mink will be the first wildlife to come into contact with the oil on land.

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The Takeaway

The Science and Technology Behind Cleaning Up an Oil Spill

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Last week’s oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico has resulted not only in lost lives, but in a steady flow of leaking crude oil that could threaten coastal areas, wild life, and marine life. The well head continues to leak about 42,000 gallons of oil per day, or roughly the volume of seven tanker trucks. The slick has spread out over the water and still threatens to drift into Louisiana's marshland. We look at the technologies being enlisted to combat this enormous oil slick. 

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WQXR News

Officials Find a New Leak in Oil Rig Pipe

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Scientists estimate that oil is now leaking at the rate of 5,000 barrels a day, not the 1,000 suspected.

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The Takeaway

Environmental Disaster Reportedly Averted in Louisiana Oil Rig Accident

Friday, April 23, 2010

It looks like the Gulf of Mexico has averted a major ecological disaster after an oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana on Tuesday night. A large fire caused the rig to capsize and sink yesterday and officials worried that crude oil could seep into the water. Eleven crew members are still missing and the time frame for their survival is now believed to have passed. But news this morning suggests that at least part of the disaster may have been averted.

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WQXR News

11 Workers Missing in Louisiana Oil Blast

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Coast Guard is still searching for those missing following Tuesday's explosion and fire.

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WQXR News

Oil Rig Explosion Off the Coast of Louisiana

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

An explosion and fire at an oil drilling platform last night off the coast of Louisiana has left at least 11 and as many as 15 people missing. The rig was about 52 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana.

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The Takeaway

Remixing Mardi Gras Music with Terence Blanchard and Nick Spitzer

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It's Fat Tuesday, the day of excess before Lent begins, and the day would not be complete without the sound of horns, drums and jubilant voices singing throughout the French Quarter of New Orleans.

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Studio 360

Willie Nelson

Saturday, August 09, 2003

The country music legend talks to us on his bus after a show in Ruston, Louisiana about life on the road. Produced by Trey Kay.

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