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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Obama's Oval Office oil spill text remarks

     
    President Obama's speech text....
  • Gulf oil spill: Oil collection up by about 25%

     
    Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen announced Friday that BP now estimates the amount of oil it is collecting from two makeshift containment systems on the broken well has increased to 25,000 barrels a day and by the end of the......
  • High surf expected Sunday

     
    A hurricane south of Baja California should generate large waves and dangerous currents in parts of Orange and San Diego counties Sunday and Monday, the National Weather Service announced Saturday. Twelve-foot waves could begin hitting beaches around 11...
  • Joe Biden update: He safely escapes Hurricane Alex

     
    Democrat evades the year's first hurricane in time to fundraise in Ohio today....
  • Tropical Storm Alex is now Hurricane Alex

     
    Alex has become the first hurricane of the Atlantic season and is churning through the western Gulf of Mexico, taking aim at the Mexico-Texas border while staying far away from the massive oil spill. Alex had maximum sustained winds of......
  • Oil-skimming cleanup ships sent to safety as hurricane roils Gulf of Mexico

     
    BP and the Coast Guard sent oil-skimming ships in the Gulf of Mexico back to shore because nasty weather from Hurricane Alex churned up rough seas and powerful winds. Officials scrambled to reposition booms to protect the coast, and had......
  • Gulf Oil spill: Relief wells 101

     
    The gulf oil spill has offered the nation an often agonizing study course in the complexities of oil engineering. BP's errors have prompted anger and accusations of ineptitude. As the drilling of the relief wells progresses, Coast Guard Adm. Thad......
  • Gulf oil spill: Volunteer lawyers reach out to Vietnamese community

     
    Thoa-Thi Ta, 56, drove 2 ½ hours from Opelousas, La., to Mary Queen of Vietnam Catholic Church in the Village de L’est area of New Orleans on Sunday to get free advice from a Vietnamese-speaking lawyer about her family’s BP......
  • Gulf oil spill: Hurricane warnings issued for Texas' southern coast and Mexico

     
    VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico — Hurricane warnings were posted Monday evening for a stretch of Gulf Coast in southern Texas and northern Mexico as Tropical Storm Alex gained strength and appeared on track to become a hurricane before it makes landfall later........
  • Hurricane Alex makes landfall in Mexico, but waves disrupt oil spill cleanup

     
    MIAMI — Forecasters say Hurricane Alex has made landfall in northeastern Mexico. The Category 2 storm churning in the Gulf of Mexico has sustained winds of nearly 105 mph. The National Hurricane Center says it made landfall about 7 p.m.......
  • June in animal news: Five questions with International Fund for Animal Welfare leader Fred O'Regan

     
    We've invited a panel of experts on animal-protection issues to share their takes on the biggest animal-related news to happen in June and what issues animal lovers should keep an eye on in July. International Foundation for Animal Welfare (IFAW)......