When the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded April 20, 2010, residents feared that their Gulf of Mexico shores would be inundated with oil. And while many wetland habitats and wildlife were oiled during the three-month leak, the environmental damage to coastal Louisiana was less than many expected, in part because much of the crude never made it to the coast.
- A push from the Mississippi kept Deepwater Horizon oil slick off shore, Penn research showsFri, 11 May 2012, 0:32:28 EDT
- Study confirms oil from Deepwater Horizon disaster entered food chain in the Gulf of MexicoTue, 20 Mar 2012, 15:35:36 EDT
- Deepwater Horizon crude less toxic to bird eggs after weathering at seaFri, 22 Jul 2011, 14:35:34 EDT
- Mysterious flotsam in Gulf of Mexico came from Deepwater Horizon rig, WHOI study findsThu, 19 Jan 2012, 16:40:06 EST
- Microbial communities shifted dramatically after Deepwater Horizon spillWed, 6 Jun 2012, 22:32:26 EDT