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4 years 6 months ago

Boulder blamed for train derailment

Crews are working to remove a freight train from a river in central Wyoming The train collided with a boulder Wednesday, sending the train tumbling off the track and into the Big Horn River. The first priority was stopping an oil leak. Now crews are focused on cleaning...

4 years 6 months ago

Icy crystals foil attempt to cap oil leak

A novel but risky attempt to use a 100-ton steel-and-concrete box to cover a deepwater oil well gushing toxic crude into the Gulf of Mexico was aborted Saturday after ice crystals encased it, an ominous development as thick blobs of tar began washing up on Alabama's white sand beaches. ...

4 years 6 months ago

Govt. investigates shrimpers in Gulf turtle deaths

A federal fisheries official says the government is investigating whether aggressive shrimp boats are causing turtle deaths in the Gulf of Mexico. Sheryan Epperly, sea turtle team leader for the National Marine Fisheries Service, said Wednesday that officials are looking into whether some of the boats have removed devices from...

4 years 7 months ago

Oil oozes toward Gulf Coast

Oil from a sunken drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico is oozing slowly toward the coast, endangering sensitive marshes and beaches from Louisiana east to Florida. The areas are home to dolphins, sea birds, prime fishing grounds and tourist playlands. They could be fouled later this week if...

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