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Mexico begins oil spill probe in Gulf of Mexico
Mexico has launched an investigation into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill for any possible effects on the nation, said the environment minister on May 12, 2010. [Full story]
NASA deploys research aircraft to assess oil spill
US President Barack Obama is trying to reassure fishermen and others on the US Gulf Coast that the government is doing all it can as masses of oil from a pipeline rupture endanger fisheries, oyster beds and beaches. [Full story]
Florida fears for 'world's whitest beaches'
"World's Whitest Beaches." So reads the sign, topped with a leaping Marlin, that greets motorists along US Highway 98 as they drive into Pensacola Beach in northwest Florida.
Big oil gets more grilling on US spill
Top oil executives faced a second day of grilling by US lawmakers on Wednesday over a deadly well rupture that unleashed a huge oil slick and the specter of environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Execs grilled on oil spill 'cascade of failures'
Congress called BP and its drilling partners to account on Tuesday for a "cascade of failures" behind the spreading Gulf oil spill.
Dead dolphins wash up on coast; oil's role unclear
Federal wildlife officials are treating the deaths of six dolphins on the Gulf Coast as oil-related even though other factors may be to blame. [Full story]
Environmental group warns of health risk from US oil spill
The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may pose risks to public health, the US Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) warned on May 8, 2010.
Oil spill grows to 3.5M gallons as BP scrambles
A growing collection of crippled equipment littered the ocean floor on May 10 near a ruptured oil well gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico, the remnants of a massive rig that exploded weeks ago and the failed efforts since to cap the leak. [Full story]
Gulf spill will 'forever' change drilling-BP exec
The explosion and sinking of a BP Plc oil rig and subsequent massive oil spill will "forever" change the offshore drilling industry, a top executive with the London-based oil giant said on May 6, 2010. [Full story]
Fishing closed as oil spill's impact measured in billions
US officials closed commercial and recreational fishing in a large swathe of waters hit by the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said late on May 2, 2010. [Full story]
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