Gulf of Mexico

BP to pay US billions for Gulf spill | VIDEO

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A person familiar with the deal says oil giant BP has agreed to pay a criminal penalty in the billions of dollars for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of […]


Nor'easter threatens weather-weary East Coast

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) – A week after Superstorm Sandy pummeled the East Coast, wiping out entire communities, residents were bracing for yet another potentially damaging storm. A nor’easter taking shape Monday in the […]


US seafood catch reaches 17-year high

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The U.S. seafood catch reached a 17-year high last year, with all fishing regions of the country showing increases in both the volume and value of their harvests. Commercial fishermen last […]


Isaac spins into New Orleans on slow slog inland

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Hurricane Isaac began a slow, drenching slog inland from the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, pushing water over a rural Louisiana levee and stranding some people in homes and cars as […]


Isaac becomes Cat 1 hurricane near Gulf Coast

MIAMI (AP) – Forecasters say Isaac has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds as it makes its way toward Louisiana. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tuesday that Isaac gained strength […]


78 percent of Gulf oil production shut by storm

(AP) – The U.S. government says 78 percent of the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been halted in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement reports about […]


17th century shipwreck to be freeze-dried, rebuilt

(AP) – Researchers at Texas A&M University are sailing into uncharted waters as they seek to reconstruct a 17th century ship with help from a gigantic freeze-dryer. The ship – La Belle – was a […]




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