For the first time since April, the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico stopped -- at least temporarily -- Thursday after BP sealed a containment cap during the start of pressure tests on the device. Joel Achenbach of…
In other news Tuesday, BP began testing a new containment cap and the Obama administration unveiled a new strategy to combat the spread of HIV and AIDS in the U.S.
As the large amounts of oil continue to foul the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have begun using microbes to help clean affected marshlands. Tom Bearden reports.
Many ships, including the testing of a new "super skimmer ship", were prevented from cleaning the shorelines as rough conditions persisted this weekend in the Gulf of Mexico. Ray Suarez talks to Greg McCormack, director of the Petroleum Extension Service…
As the remnants of Hurricane Alex dissipated over Mexico, a bigger influx of crude from the churning waves washed onto Gulf shores. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports from Alabama, where beaches and nearby businesses now sit nearly empty.
Google, YouTube and the PBS NewsHour teamed up to bring you into BP headquarters in Houston, Texas, for an exclusive interview with Bob Dudley, the executive newly in change for BP's oil disaster response. Here is the full transcript.
As oil cleanup continues in the Gulf, Ray Suarez has excerpts from his interview in Houston with BP executive Bob Dudley, who answered viewer questions about the company's cleanup efforts and claims response.
Correspondent Tom Bearden reports from Florida on scientists who are going deep underwater with sensor technology to explore the damage caused by BP's gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.
High waves and gusting winds from Hurricane Alex hampered cleanup efforts in the Gulf, forcing oil-skimming ships back to shore. Jeffrey Brown reports on the difficulties storm season may pose for the Gulf Coast.
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