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Stories with place: Gulf of Mexico
  • Cataloging animals, plants in preparation for an oil spill story has photos
    Updated: Jul-26-15 11:18 am

    BRICK, New Jersey - An effort inspired by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to catalog marine, animal and plant life along the Jersey shore and its industrial waterways is increasing knowledge of exactly what is in the water - information that could be crucial to restoring habitats and assessing penalties after any serious oil spill.

  • No ruling likely before spring in dead zone lawsuit 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 12:40 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - It will be at least spring before there's a new ruling by a federal judge in a key lawsuit involving farm runoff and other pollution blamed for the Gulf of Mexico's annual oxygen-depleted "dead zone."

  • Threat of smaller catch looms as Texas shrimp season begins 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 12:38 pm

    GALVESTON, Texas - Capt. Juan Ortiz and his mate, Frank Gonzales, scooped Friday's shrimp catch from the culling box into large plastic bins at the RK Seafood docks in San Leon.

  • AP Exclusive: Gulf oil wells lingering with temporary seals story has photos
    Updated: Jul-18-15 3:28 pm

    Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, even more shafts are lingering for longer periods with only temporary sealing, an investigation by The Associated Press shows.

  • Lawmakers back company responsible for decade-old Gulf leak 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 4:40 am

    WASHINGTON - Capitol Hill lawmakers from Louisiana have intervened on behalf of a New Orleans company that has failed to stop a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico but lobbied for a refund of money reserved for spill containment work, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests.