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Tag Archive | "Gulf of Mexico"

Explosion on Black Elk Energy Oil Platform in the Gulf of Mexico

The Coast Guard says four people have been flown to a hospital and two may be missing in Gulf oil rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana. An accident at an oil platform owned by Houston-based energy company, Black Elk Energy, killed two workers and left one more missing off the coast of Louisiana in […]

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De-Oiled Near the Gulf: Oily Sea Turtles Get a Cleanup, Antibiotics in New Orleans

Rescuing oiled sea turtles is a learn-as-you-go process for veterinarians and other scientists. Treatments may change later says a senior veterinarian for Audubon Nature Institute, which houses the center treating 27 oiled sea turtles. SEA TURTLES ON THE MEND … Physical examination Prophylactic antibiotics Vital signs Some get blood samples De-oiled Released to an area […]

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Obama Memorial Day Visit to Gulf Coast, Port Fourchon, Grand Isle, Louisiana

Kneeling to pick up tar balls on an oil-fouled beach and listening to “heartbreaking stories” of loss, President Obama personally confronted the spreading damage wrought by the crude gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Breaking off from his three-day, Memorial Day weekend in his home city of Chicago, President barack Obama flew early Friday to […]

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Stop Pointing Fingers: Politicians, Scientist Fear Spreading Oil Slick

New video released by BP shows oil and gas erupting from its crippled blowout preventer safety device on the ocean floor. Meantime Interior Secretary Ken Salazar acknowledged his agency had been lax in overseeing offshore drilling activities. These wetlands help to repopulate so much of the Gulf. It’s very distressing for us to see some […]

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Containment Box Touches Down

Associated Press reporter Harry Weber is on the ship that carried the containment box that could stop much of the oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. Weber describes how the box was lowered onto the ruptured well. BP announced the containment box was on the sea floor in the Gulf of Mexico. The box […]

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Gulf Oil Spill Expands, Fishermen Respond, Obama Heads to Louisiana

A sense of doom settled over the Gulf Coast as a massive oil slick spewing from a ruptured well kept growing. Experts warned that it could become a nightmare if the Gulf Stream carries it toward the Atlantic. Boothville, La. is home to a large community of Vietnamese fishermen. The oil spill has forced them […]

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Oil Gushing at 42,000 Gallons Per Day As Workers Rush to Contain the Spill

Crews raced to protect the Gulf of Mexico coastline Monday as a remote sub tried to shut off an underwater oil well that’s gushing 42,000 gallons a day from the site of a wrecked drilling platform. Oil is gushing from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico a deep water well exploded about one week […]

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  • Current Conditions : 43.5F, Clear - 4:10 AM CDT May. 6
    Temperature: 43.5°F | Humidity: 93% | Pressure: 29.98in (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 0.0mph
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    Tonight - Mostly clear in the evening...then partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
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    Today - Partly sunny early in the morning then clearing. Highs in the upper 70s inland...but only in the mid 70s near the lake. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
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    Saturday - Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s inland...but only around 60 near the lake. Then temperatures falling into the upper 50s by evening. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

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