Robotic submarines and hundreds of workers are struggling to contain an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, stemming from last week's rig fire off the Louisiana coast. Judy Woodruff talks to David Kennedy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…
In other news, a Coast Guard training exercise in Washington caused security concerns during the nearby 9/11 anniversary services, and the world's oldest person died at the age of 115.
Federal and state authorities have organized an evacuation and communication program to prepare for Hurricane Ike, which is expected to hit the Texas Gulf Coast late Friday. Houston Mayor Bill White explains the extensive measures being taken before winds and…
Cleanup is making headway in the aftermath of an oil spill in the San Francisco Bay but questions remain as to the nature of the ship collision that caused the spill, and the long term environmental impacts. Spencer Michels looks…
By PBS NewsHour
Federal investigators on Monday were considering whether to file charges against crew members of a ship that struck the Bay Bridge on Wednesday, spilling 58,000 gallons of fuel oil into the San Francisco Bay.
In an attempt to increase security after 9/11, the U.S. Coast Guard has conducted over two dozen live-fire drills using their new deck-mounted machine guns in the Great Lakes region. A reporter discusses the public's reaction to this new program.
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