- A series of settlements in 2010 Gulf oil spill Updated: May-20-15 7:47 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.
- Scientists link dolphin deaths in Gulf to 2010 BP spill Updated: May-20-15 4:40 pm
NEW ORLEANS - In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico.
- Bill will open more of Gulf to energy exploration Updated: May-14-15 4:08 pm
- Drilling begins 3 miles from epicenter of BP oil spill Updated: May-13-15 6:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Just 3 miles from the catastrophic BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a Louisiana company is seeking to unlock the same oil and natural gas that turned into a deadly disaster.
- Feds eye giving endangered status to Gulf whale species Updated: May-10-15 8:37 am
NEW ORLEANS - With as few as about a dozen of the mammals left, federal regulators say a unique species of baleen whales in the Gulf of Mexico about 70 miles off the Florida Panhandle may be threatened with extinction and could get special protection from federal regulators.
- Appeals court sends 'dead zone' lawsuit back to judge Updated: May-09-15 11:50 am
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge who ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to take action to regulate farm runoff and other pollution blamed for the Gulf of Mexico's annual oxygen-depleted "dead zone" must take a second crack at his ruling.
- Gulf anglers at odds over new rules for prized fish Updated: May-08-15 1:47 pm
DESTIN, Florida - Fishing boats stream out of the pass leading from Destin Harbor into the Gulf of Mexico most any spring day, and the flow becomes a flood once the season opens for red snapper, the region's most popular prize.
- Commercial fishing for large coastal sharks closed off La Updated: May-07-15 4:07 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in Louisiana waters.
- Mexico: 2 workers dead, 10 hurt in Mexico oil rig accident Updated: May-05-15 7:11 pm
MEXICO CITY - An accident on an oil well-maintenance platform killed two workers and injured 10 off Mexico's coast on Tuesday, company officials reported, blaming the incident on the collapse of one of the rig's legs.
- Tug boat to be sunk in the Gulf for new artificial reef Updated: May-04-15 5:17 am
PENSACOLA, Florida - A decommissioned tug boat will be sunk off the waters of Pensacola beach to become a new artificial reef.
- 6 friends journeying from Gulf of Mexico to Arctic Ocean Updated: May-03-15 12:58 pm
WAHPETON, North Dakota - A group of friends recently paddled its way to the banks of the Bois De Sioux River as part of a 5,200-mile, nine-month expedition from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean.