Gulf of Mexico
Sep 15, 2013 — From the east and the west, two storm systems are closing in on Mexico, bringing strong winds and heavy rains. Hurricane Ingrid is moving toward the country's east coast in the Gulf of Mexico; Tropical Storm Manuel is closing in on the southwest coast in the Pacific Ocean.
Jul 25, 2013 — No one was hurt when the crew lost control of the rig on Tuesday and a fire followed. It looks like sediment and sand helped stop gas from escaping, robbing fuel from the fire in the process.
Jul 24, 2013 — Deep-sea natural gas reservoirs sometimes contain oil, but experts say it's highly unlikely Tuesday's accident in the Gulf of Mexico would leak anything like the BP spill. And there are signs suggesting the only thing crews have to deal with is leaking gas.
Jul 24, 2013 — A blowout on Tuesday forced 44 workers to evacuate. Later, a blaze broke out. Officials say the damage to the environment should not come close to that caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident.
Mar 7, 2013 — Commercial fishermen have the highest rate of on-the-job fatalities of any occupation in the country. The winches that shrimpers use to pull in their nets pose particular hazards, an analysis of deaths and injuries finds.
Feb 9, 2012 — Democratic Rep. Stephen Holland has introduced a bill in the state House to change the name of the gulf. It's a satirical shot aimed at his Republican colleagues, he says. Stephen Colbert had the idea before him.
Sep 15, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, debt crisis in Europe, and the environmental state of the Gulf. In the second hour, writing your life story at the end of your life, and what the Jackie Kennedy tapes reveal about the former first lady.
Aug 18, 2010 — Mexico placed new tariffs on U.S. pork and other products as part of its continuing NAFTA-related trucking dispute with its north of the border neighbor. The Teamsters continue to oppose Mexican trucks operating in the U.S.
Jul 15, 2010 — A reserved Obama greets news that BP capped the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher.
Jul 14, 2010 — After a government-requested delay, Obama's team told BP to test a new cap on its rogue Gulf well.