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  • Gulf oil spill: Cambodian cleanup workers speak out

     
    Sachi Cunningham, a Los Angeles Times videographer, has shot a remarkable nine-minute video on the lives of Cambodian fishermen hired to clean up BP’s massive oil spill. This vivid tale unfolded over the course of a week at sea in......
  • 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......
  • Gulf oil spill: Suicide of spill worker prompts call for mental health aid

     
    After the suicide of a Gulf Coast fishing boat captain, Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.) on Friday called on BP to fund efforts to address the "rising number of mental health problems" in the region caused by the massive oil spill.......
  • Gulf oil spill: Boat captain, despondent over spill, commits suicide

     
    William Allen Kruse, 55, a charter boat captain recently hired by BP as a vessel of opportunity out of Gulf Shores, Ala., died Wednesday morning before 7:30 a.m. of a gunshot to the head, likely self-inflicted, authorities said. "He had......
  • Gulf oil spill: Two deaths reported [updated]

     
    U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, incident commander of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, said the deaths of two spill workers were reported Wednesday. One of the dead was from the "vessel of opportunity" program in which local boats are enlisted......
  • The mental toil of oil

     
    As oil continues to seep into the Gulf of Mexico, psychological traumas caused by the catastrophe similarly seep into the minds of the residents, fishermen and shrimpers of the region. Judging by past environmental mishaps and anecdotal evidence...
  • Gulf oil spill: Witness gives harrowing account of escaping Deepwater Horizon explosion

     
    To Mike Williams, the first clue to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon was a hiss. Williams, a rig engineer technician, was in an office on the phone with his wife when he heard announcements over the rig’s loudspeaker about......
  • NOAA closes fishing in oil-affected portions of Gulf of Mexico

     
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has closed fishing to both recreational and commercial anglers for a minimum of 10 days, effective immediately, in more than 6,800 square miles of federal waters most affected by the BP oil spill --........
  • Authorities investigate possible link between shrimping and Gulf Coast sea turtle deaths

     
    GULFPORT, Miss. — Federal authorities are investigating whether fishermen eager to maximize their catch ahead of the massive oil slick threatening the Gulf Coast have been killing endangered sea turtles, an official said Wednesday. Wildlife officials...
  • Gulf oil spill: Florida Panhandle starts preparing

     
    As Saturday boaters and anglers traversed St. Andrews Bay in Panama City, Fla., BP contractors being supervised by the Coast Guard worked to place thousands of feet of booms in case the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill reached the......
  • Gulf oil spill: BP ahead of the curve in Florida panhandle

     
    In a small, one-story office building on a busy road in Panama City, Fla., a handwritten sign taped on the door was the only indication of the business inside: BP. Inside, the BP community outreach center was still being put......