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4 years 3 months ago

Spilled oil aiming at Florida panhandle

The fight to save the white sand is on in the Florida Panhandle, famous for beaches looking like they're covered with sugar. A slick from the nation's worst oil spill is pushing perilously close and crews on the mainland are doing what they can to limit the catastrophe. Emergency...

4 years 3 months ago

BP tries risky 'cut and cap' move

Submersible robots are making another risky attempt to control the Gulf oil gusher, while the crude on the surface is spreading. BP's latest effort involves a set of tools akin to an oversized deli slicer and garden shears to break away the broken riser pipe. Engineers will then try...

5 years 19 hours ago

Tropical depression forms off Mexico's coast

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Pacific, off Mexico's western coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression could reach tropical storm strength sometime Wednesday. The center of the system is located about 340 miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas and moving north-northwest...

5 years 19 hours ago

Texas raises $135 million to buffer coastline

exas is embarking on the biggest coastal protection effort in state history to fight beach erosion and defend against future hurricanes. The $135.4 million plan comes just a year after Hurricane Ike's powerful storm surge damaged thousands of homes in Galveston, the neighboring Bolivar Peninsula and other communities across...

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