In an effort to better understand the magnitude of the gulf oil disaster, we've taken the newly published spill total and compared it against several real-world numbers. We'll be adding to this list throughout the day. If you have…

Jean-Michel Cousteau recently went to the Gulf of Mexico with a team of divers to examine the damage being caused by the BP oil spill disaster. He's the son of the late Jacques Cousteau and the author of a new…

The sobering images of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are widely known: oil covered birds and sludge-choked coastal grasses. But ecosystems may not be the only ones to see negative effects -- what about the spill's possible health impact…

May 26

Photos: Wildlife Suffer as Oil Spreads

For AP photographer Gerald Herbert, the story of the oil spill in the Gulf is personal. A New Orleans native, he worked for years out of Washington, D.C., covering Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. But just after he…

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