Midwestern farmers are tied to a Gulf dead zone

Oct 9, 2017
Minnesota is trying to limit runoff carried by the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.
Soybeans are harvested near Worthington, Minnesota.
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BP oil spill lawsuit could get messy

Feb 25, 2013
The civil suit will determine the degree of BP's responsibility for the oil spill two years ago, which will help determine the size of damages.

Mexico's new president faces many challenges

Dec 3, 2012
Enrique Peña Nieto is now officially the country's new president, but he must tackle internal opponents and systemic issues of corruption and cronyism.

Shrimping season begins early on Gulf coast

May 30, 2012
After the BP spill, the multi-billion-dollar Gulf Coast seafood industry was shut down. Now, two years later, things are looking up -- at least for shrimpers.

What happened to the oil from the BP spill?

Apr 18, 2012
2010's Gulf oil spill put almost 5 million barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Where did it all go?

MID-DAY UPDATE: Violence escalates in Libya, concerns mount over rising oil prices

Feb 25, 2011
Violent protests continue today in Libya. After reports of mass killings of anti-government protesters, the United Nations top human rights office...

BREAKING: Oil rig explosion off Gulf coast

Sep 2, 2010
An oil rig exploded about 90 miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, Thursday, sending all 13 of its crew members into the water. In a statement,...

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