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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.