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In this, provided be the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Oil May Be Seeping From Deepwater Horizon Site

CBS News has learned that BP is set to embark on the fifth day of a little-known mission to look for any new oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

12/13/2012

An oil drilling rig is seen on September 29, 2010. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Coast Guard: Gulf Rig Fire Sends 4 To Hospitals

Coast Guard officials say they are investigating a fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.

11/16/2012

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BP To Pay U.S. Billions For Gulf Oil Spill

BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history, totaling billions of dollars, for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday.

11/15/2012

Oil Companies Retake Nearly 400 Platforms In Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy companies have reoccupied nearly 400 of the production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico that were abandoned in advance of Hurricane Isaac, though oil production remains almost entirely shut down. […]

09/01/2012

Ruffin Henry and Scout swim in the rising water of Lake Pontchatrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches on August 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Hurricane Isaac Floods Gulf Coast

Hurricane Isaac pushed water over a rural levee, knocked out power and flooded beach-front roads before dawn in Louisiana and Mississippi as it began a slow, drenching slog inland.

08/29/2012

Bourbon Street remains vitrually empty ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Isaac Upgraded To Hurricane Near Gulf Coast

Isaac became a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind fortified levees.

08/28/2012

Tourists walk the beach at sunset ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 26, 2012 at Madeira Beach, Florida. (credit: Edward Linsmier/Getty Images)

Isaac Takes Aim At Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Isaac targeted a broad swath of the Gulf Coast on Monday and had New Orleans in its crosshairs, bearing down just ahead of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

08/27/2012

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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

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