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Local Red Cross Ready To Help Isaac Victims

Local volunteers from the American Red Cross are ready to help in case Tropical Storm Isaac hits landfall with hurricane force and causes serious trouble along the Gulf Coast.

08/27/2012

A green turtle hatchling is released into the Arabian Sea. (credit: RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Record 6,000 Turtles Hatched On South Padre

A group that cares for and releases endangered sea turtle hatchlings into the Gulf of Mexico says it had a record 6,000 babies born this year.

08/20/2012

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Giant Asian Shrimp Invade Gulf Waters

From Texas to North Carolina, fishermen in the southeastern U.S. have been catching giant shrimp, big enough to stretch across a 12-inch dinner plate.

08/14/2012

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

2 Very Different Forecasts For Gulf ‘Dead Zone’

Scientists from Louisiana and Michigan have wildly different predictions for the size of this year’s “dead zone” of low-oxygen water in the Gulf of Mexico.

06/22/2012

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

Gulf Lease Sale Nets $1.7 Billion

The federal government’s first auction of offshore petroleum leases in the same area where the Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010 brought in $1.7 billion in winning bids Wednesday.

06/21/2012

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

Gulf Oil & Gas Leases Go On Sale

The federal government is set to sell off oil and natural gas leases in the central Gulf of Mexico — off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

06/20/2012

A Pacific white-sided dolphin plays with her mother in the aquarium at Kamogawa Sea World in Kamogawa, Japan. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

Dozens Of Dolphins Stranded In Texas

Over 120 dolphins have turned up stranded in Texas since last fall, and researchers do not know why. Experts are looking at the BP oil spill and an algae bloom as possible causes.

06/12/2012

Hurricane expert Dr. Rick Knabb speaks during The Weather Channel's portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton on July 27, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Hurricane Center Head Turned Fear Into Career

When the National Hurricane Center’s new director was growing up on the Florida and Texas coasts, storms frightened him. Now, Rick Knabb understands storms much better.

06/11/2012

Actor Kevin Costner stands on the side of the 17th green during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 12, 2011 in Pebble Beach, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Baldwin Set To Battle Costner Over BP Deal

Two Hollywood stars could spend the next two weeks in a New Orleans courtroom rather than on camera, on opposing sides in a real-life legal drama.

06/04/2012

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Judge Outlines New Plan For Gulf Oil Spill Trial

A judge has outlined a new structure for a trial of Gulf oil spill claims that wouldn’t be resolved by a proposed class-action settlement between BP and a team of attorneys.

05/31/2012

A shrimper works in a shrimp boat off the coast of Louisiana. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gulf Fishermen Reeling From Seafood Troubles

Gloom infects the hard-working shrimp and crab docks of gritty fishing towns in Louisiana, as the second full year of fishing since BP’s catastrophic oil spill kicks into high gear.

05/24/2012

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Judge Hears Details Of Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

A judge said that he is leaning in favor of granting approval to a class-action settlement that would resolve billions of dollars in claims against BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

04/26/2012

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