Marine ecologist Nancy Rabalais receives $500,000 MacArthur 'genius' grant
October 4, 2012, 11:58 a.m. by John Platt
Rabalais has spent a lifetime documenting the effect of ocean 'dead zones.'
In wake of Gulf oil spill, bacteria sucked up 200,000 tons of oil
September 13, 2012, 9:55 a.m. by LiveScience
The microbes feasted from April 2010 to September 2010, though scientists aren't sure why they stopped devouring oil.
Hurricane Isaac deposits oil, possibly from Deepwater Horizon, on Louisiana beaches
September 5, 2012, 11:19 a.m. by John Platt
More than 12 miles of Louisiana coast have been closed to fishing after tar balls and other toxins are discovered.
How the wind saved Florida from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
July 11, 2012, 10:10 a.m. by OurAmazingPlanet
The winds influenced the oil by playing against the ocean's surface, creating waves and other circulations that influenced the surface drift of the oil.
How big will the Gulf Dead Zone get this year?
June 22, 2012, 9:43 a.m. by Wynne Parry, LiveScience
A lack of fresh nitrogen-filled nutrient runoff could limit the Dead Zone's scope this year, but leftover nitrogen from last year may factor into the equation.
Costner and Baldwin battle in court over oil spill tech
June 5, 2012, 10:19 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
The lawsuit is based on allegations that Kevin Costner and a business partner duped Stephen Baldwin and another investor into prematurely selling their shares in Ocean Therapy Solutions.
Gulf fishermen reeling from seafood troubles
May 24, 2012, 9:32 a.m.
Video: Usually folks in Louisiana are upbeat and busy in May, the month when shrimpers get back to work. But this spring, catches are down, docks are idle and anxiety is growing that the ill effects of the BP spill may be far from over.
MNN's week in review: Discovering remote places, oil spill solutions and more
April 13, 2012, 5:34 p.m.
While 'America Revealed' with Yul Kwon explores how typical systems work, we also explain new oil cleanup technology and Titanic history.
Deepwater Horizon tar balls laden with deadly bacteria
April 4, 2012, 9:56 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The tar balls include high levels of Vibrio vulnificus, the leading cause of seafood-borne disease fatalities nationwide.