New Orleans -
Oil giant BP Plc has agreed to pay nearly $19 billion in penalties to U.S. and state agencies to resolve claims still outstanding from a 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 and ravaged the southern U.S. coastline.
State and county officials in California say they're considering criminal charges stemming from Tuesday's 20,000-gallon oil spill from a pipeline near Refugio State Beach off the Santa Barbara coast.
Bangladeshi villagers using sponges, shovels and even spoons worked Friday to clean up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins, after environmentalists warned of an ecological "catastrophe".
The use of chemical dispersants to clean up the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast may be more damaging to the ecosystem than the oil itself, according to preliminary findings by University of West Florida researchers.
Yesterday morning at 5 a.m, a sticky, gooey mess was discovered on U Street, one of the well known historical areas of the District. It was an oily substance and was being spread for miles by cars on the way into the city.
Grand Isle -
Did BP hire beach cleanup workers in preparation for President Barack Obama's visit to Louisiana? Jefferson Parish Councilman say so in what he called a dog and pony show staged for the press and the visiting President.
Crystal River -
Experts are watching the continuous flow of oil that is spilling into the Gulf of Mexico and trying to assess the ecological impact on the environment and the creatures that live in the ocean including the manatee, the gentle giant of the sea.
DISASTER: Boats equipped with water cannons fight the devastating fire at the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
U.S. Coast Guard/Wikimedia Commons
Members of the Naval Air Station Pensacola Pollution Response unit set oil containment boom at Sherman Cove aboard the base to protect environmentally sensitive grass beds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The cast of the now-defunct Spill.com
Headshot of Korey Coleman, host of "The Real Deal" and founding member of DoubleToasted.com
LOCATION; Photo/Graphic shows approximate location of the May 19th oil spill from the Plains All American Pipeline near Refugio Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Jw4nvc - Santa Barbara, California/Wikimedia Commons
Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors.
Public understanding of the difference between Beach advisory and beach closure can make the difference of whether beach rentals stay in business or fold.