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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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Scientists Collect Water Near Blown Well

Scientists gathered water samples on Saturday as they try to figure out if a gas well that blew wild last week off of the Louisiana coast is polluting the Gulf of Mexico.

07/29/2013

Flames from a burning fire. (credit: Getty Images/Paul Ellis/AFP)

Sediment Clogs Wild Natural Gas Well In Gulf

Natural gas has stopped flowing from a well that has been ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico and remaining small flames are from gas still in the pipe, regulators said Thursday.

07/25/2013

Flames from a burning fire. (credit: Getty Images/Paul Ellis/AFP)

Gas Well In The Gulf Continues To Burn

An out-of-control natural gas well off of the Louisiana coast continues to burn after it caught fire following a blowout that prompted the evacuation of 44 workers.

07/24/2013

A crane stands along a Gulf of Mexico coast beach at dawn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Tropical Storm Barry Bears Down On Mexico

Tropical Storm Barry bore down on Mexico’s coast early Thursday as workers readied emergency shelters and forecasters warned of the possibility of flash floods and mudslides.

06/20/2013

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State Officials Warn Against Eating Certain Fish

State health officials have raised mercury concerns in advising some people not to eat or to limit consumption of certain fish caught off the Texas coast.

05/08/2013

A crane stands along a Gulf of Mexico coast beach at dawn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Continues 3 Years Later

The Gulf coast appears healthy three years after the nation’s worst oil spill, but scientists and environmentalists are worried that problems may lurk below the surface.

04/19/2013

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BP Executive Defends Gulf Oil Spill Report

The BP executive who led the company’s probe of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion defended the contents of his team’s report on the disaster in his testimony Monday for a trial over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

03/04/2013

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BP Executive Back On Stand In Oil Spill Trial

A BP executive who led the company’s internal probe of its 2010 blowout in the Gulf of Mexico is expected back on the stand for another day of testimony.

02/28/2013

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BP Executive To Resume Oil Spill Testimony

The first BP executive to testify at a trial over the nation’s worst oil spill is set to take the stand for a second day on Wednesday to discuss the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

02/27/2013

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Trial Resumes Over 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

An engineer who played a prominent role in investigating levee breeches in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is scheduled to be the first witness on Tuesday at the trial.

02/26/2013

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