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In September 2005, News Orleans' Charity Hospital was evacuated due to flooding from Hurricane Katrina. Patients were moved out of the hospital by military truck, airboat, and any other means possible. Mooney Bryant-Penland, a nurse at the hospital, took these…
By Hari Sreenivasan
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…
By Sarah Clune
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…
By Jenny Marder
In its long-awaited internal report on this summer's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, BP blamed contractors Halliburton and Transocean for many of the problems leading up to the country's worst-ever oil spill -- igniting anger from the companies blamed. No…
By Tom LeGro
In a 193-page report posted on its website Wednesday, British oil company BP partly blamed itself for the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and the disastrous Gulf of Mexico spill, as well as companies Transocean and Halliburton and a…
MORGAN CITY, La. | Some people might find it odd that this city near Louisiana's southern coast has a Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. Somehow the two don't seem to go together. But some local citizens get a bit…
By Betty Ann Bowser
In the days following the flooding after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, approximately 1.5 million people throughout the Gulf Coast were displaced from their homes, including 163,000 children. Some of those were young people who became separated from their siblings…
Updated 5:11 p.m. ET | Another offshore oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, sending 13 workers into the water. After initial reports of a 100-foot-wide oil sheen and at least one worker injury, Coast Guard said Thursday…
By Molly Finnegan
Poet Natasha Trethewey's latest book, "Beyond Katrina," is a personal account of how the people of the Gulf Coast region, including her family, have lived with the threat and consequences of natural disasters for generations.
Jeffrey Brown has an update on musician Michael White who continues his efforts to keep New Orleans' musical tradition strong, five years after Hurricane Katrina.
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