BP locked down its new sealing cap -- "the 3 ram stack" -- around 7 p.m. CST last night and a new container ship connected to the ruptured Deepwater Horizon well an hour later, raising hopes that more oil --…

Citing the "unprecedented" nature of the BP oil spill disaster, federal and state medical officials expressed concern Friday about what they see as mounting mental health issues that people in the Gulf states are facing. Public health…

Skimming efforts haven't proven nearly as effective at removing oil from the Gulf of Mexico as BP told federal regulators just before the Deepwater Horizon exploded, the Washington Post reports: In a March report that was not questioned by…

Each night conga lines of beach cleaning machines are towed slowly over the sand from Orange Beach to Gulf Shores, Ala. Rotating steel screens separate out the tar balls and larger clumps of congealed crude oil that wash ashore during…

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