- Sea turtle science & conservation conference in La Updated: Apr-12-14 11:44 am
- Lawmakers look to combat seafood fraud Updated: Apr-12-14 11:29 am
- 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health Updated: Apr-11-14 5:04 pm
- The Gulf of Mexico oil spill at a glance Updated: Apr-11-14 3:19 am
- Shorter red snapper season ahead for Gulf Coast Updated: Apr-10-14 7:23 pm
- Community taking a dive for young cancer patient Updated: Apr-06-14 7:52 pm
- Workshop focuses on Gulf dead zone Updated: Apr-05-14 4:23 am
- $144.5M in spill fines to be used for La. beach Updated: Apr-03-14 6:00 pm
- Crews continue to remove oil from Texas shoreline Updated: Apr-03-14 4:59 pm
- Sub Alvin in at oil spill 4th anniversary Updated: Mar-31-14 8:13 am
- Coast Guard begins unannounced cruise inspections Updated: Mar-25-14 6:20 pm
- AP News in Brief at 10:58 p.m. EDT Updated: Mar-23-14 11:05 pm
- BP: 24 top bids for $41.6M in Gulf oil lease sale Updated: Mar-19-14 7:56 pm
- Forecasters call for later spring storm season Updated: Mar-17-14 11:59 am
NEW ORLEANS - A weeklong international sea turtle conference is gearing up in New Orleans.
MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina - When the weather warms and the South Carolina humidity hangs like a soggy blanket along the coast, you can often find an entrepreneur selling shrimp out of the back of a pickup truck by the road with a hand-scrawled sign promoting it as both fresh and local. There's a chance it's neither.
CHALMETTE, Louisiana - When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would become the worst offshore spill in U.S. history.
NEW ORLEANS - April 20 marks the fourth anniversary of an explosion on the BP-operated drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which killed 11 workers about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico and set off the nation's worst offshore oil disaster.
NEW ORLEANS - Charter boat and recreational fishermen will have only 11 days beginning June 1 to reel in red snapper from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico this year, down from 42 last year.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - An effort to help the family of a 5-month-old Missouri boy with cancer has inspired thousands of people across the U.S. and even abroad to take a plunge into cold bodies of water.
COCODRIE, Louisiana - The Coastal Waters Consortium and Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium will offer a workshop April 12 focusing on the oxygen-depleted area of the Gulf of Mexico known as the dead zone.
PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana - The foundation overseeing use of fines from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has approved $144.5 million to complete the restoration of a beach near Grand Isle.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Authorities say more than 119,000 pounds of oil-soaked sand and debris have been removed from island shorelines tainted by the spill nearly two weeks ago when two vessels collided in the Houston Ship Channel.
GULFPORT, Mississippi - As the fourth anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill approaches, the Navy research sub called Alvin will be taking researchers down for a look at the ocean floor.
MIAMI - The Coast Guard has begun unannounced inspections of cruise ships at U.S. ports, targeting those with patterns of safety problems, officials told the National Transportation Safety Board at its first-ever forum on safety on board the vessels.
New French satellite data expand air search for possible Malaysian jet debris over large area
NEW ORLEANS - High bids from Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC made up more than one-third of the $850.8 million total at Wednesday's federal oil lease sale for the central Gulf of Mexico. It also was the first sale since the government said BP PLC can again secure federal contracts; the company made $41.6 million in high bids.
JOPLIN, Missouri - Prolonged cold this winter has caused a cooling of water in the Gulf of Mexico and is likely to push back the start of the spring storm season in the Midwest, weather forecasters said, followed by a mild summer with ample rainfall.