Fiery Gas Rig in Gulf Could Burn for Weeks

When a shallow-water gas drilling rig owned by the Hercules Offshore company caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, every worker was evacuated. At first it was just gas blasting out into the air. All the failsafes had failed…

NOAA Launches Website To Track Gulf Oil Spill

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a website with near-real-time information about the response to the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill.

The site, features data on the oil spill’s path, fishery closed areas, wildlife and place-based Gulf Coast resources such as pinpointed locations of oiled shoreline and daily positions of research ships, into one customizable interactive map powered by Google.