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Great White Shark ‘Katharine’ May Be Headed For Texas Coast

Experts tracking a great white shark through the Gulf of Mexico have received electronic signals indicating the route could lead to Texas.

06/17/2014

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Federal Hearing To Resume On Texas Oil Spill

Federal investigators are trying to find out what happened when a tugboat steering two barges collided with a cargo freighter in the Houston Ship Channel in March.

06/03/2014

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Federal Hearings Begin On Texas Oil Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard and NTSB are opening hearings into the collision of a barge and a freighter that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Houston Ship Channel.

06/02/2014

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Hearing Set For Houston Ship Channel Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard has scheduled 4½ days of hearings in Galveston early next week on a collision between a tugboat and a freighter that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Houston Ship Channel.

05/29/2014

GALVESTON, TX - MARCH 25: Workers with Garner Environmental Services clean up oil at East Beach on the Houston Ship Channel on March 25, 2014 in Galveston, Texas. Over 160,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge On March 22, 2014 in Galveston Bay, closing the 50-mile Houston Ship Channel. (credit: Thomas Shea/Getty Images)

Experts: Gulf Oil Spill Won’t Affect Gas Prices

Things were as close to normal Wednesday since a barge spilled up to 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel.

03/26/2014

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Coast Guard Aims To Reopen Houston Ship Channel

The Coast Guard aimed to reopen one of the nation’s busiest seaports Monday, two days after a collision between a barge and a ship caused nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil to spill into the waters south of Houston.

03/24/2014

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No Timetable For Texas Oil Spill Cleanup

No timetable has been set to reopen a major shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of oil spilled into the waterway, but more help was being called in to contain the spill.

03/24/2014

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International Trips You Can Do In A Weekend

Many international destinations close to home may prove to be a better option than South Beach or Miami. Among the best international trips that can be done in a weekend are the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Montreal and Vancouver.

01/21/2014

Birds fly over an island that is threatened by the massive Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill on May 9, 2010 in Gulf of Mexico. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gulf States Get First $113M From Oil Spill Pleas

The five states that border the Gulf of Mexico are getting $113 million to improve the environment.

11/14/2013

The letters BP, inscribed in sand and oil by a Greenpeace activist, are shown on a beach at the mouth of the Mississippi River on May 17, 2010 in near Venice, Louisiana. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Ex-Halliburton Manager Pleads Guilty

A former Halliburton manager pleaded guilty Tuesday to destroying evidence in the aftermath of the deadly rig explosion that spawned BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

10/15/2013

MERIDA, MEXICO - SEPTEMBER 23:  Winds fold a palm tree in half as Hurricane Isidore plowed across the state of Yucatan on September 23, 2002 in Merida, Mexico. Isidore, after being downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved inland over the Yucatan peninsula, was expected to pick up strength as it moved over the warm water of the Gulf of Mexico, and has the potential to regain  hurricane status.  (Photo by Susana Gonzalez/Getty Images)

Tropical Storm Karen Forms In Gulf Of Mexico

Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, and a hurricane watch is in effect along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida.

10/03/2013

A drilling rig is seen in the Gulf of Mexico. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Blowout May Tip Focus To Shallow-Water Drilling

Last week’s blowout on a natural gas rig off the Louisiana coast could shift regulators’ focus to shallow-water drilling and make an overhaul of safety equipment regulations more likely.

07/31/2013

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