President Barack Obama should have consulted with more advisers on science and the environment before backing expanded offshore oil drilling, the heads of a panel investigating BP Plc ’s Gulf of Mexico spill said.
Undersea clouds of oil that kill marine life have spread for miles in the Gulf of Mexico from BP Plc’s leaking Macondo well, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today.
Undersea clouds of oil that can kill off marine life have spread for miles in the Gulf of Mexico from BP Plc’s leaking Macondo well, according to preliminary data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today.
Scientific evidence that the world is getting warmer is “unmistakable,” according to a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration drawing on research from 48 countries, including Russia and China.
BP says it’s throwing its best people at stopping the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Nevertheless, it took an outsider -- none other than Energy Secretary Steven Chu , who has a Nobel Prize in physics -- to come up with the idea of peering inside the malfunctioning blowout preventer on the sea floor with high-energy gamma rays.
As oil, tar balls and dead wildlife wash up on the coast of Louisiana from a leaking well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, another threat looms on the horizon -- hurricane season, which officially starts June 1.