The National Oil Spill Commission is holding two days of public hearings this week into the cause of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that triggered the disaster. Officials from BP, Transocean, and Halliburton will be called to answer…

The Obama administration said Tuesday that it is lifting a moratorium on deep water oil drilling imposed after the Deepwater Horizon spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The administration has been under pressure from business leaders and others…

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While attention on the Gulf has mostly focused on oil, the explosion and spill also released tremendous amounts of natural gas. David Valentine, a microbial geochemistry professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his research team…

NEW ORLEANS | AP photographer Gerald Herbert has been documenting the BP oil disaster in the Gulf -- from the land, sea and air -- since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20. In the three months since…

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