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Strikingly beautiful pictures show the horrors of the BP oil spill

Seattle-based photographer Daniel Beltrá took these images for the book Spill (which you can buy here.) They're beautiful, perfectly crafted shots despite their horrible—and gut-wrenching to the point of nausea—subject matter: The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. » 3/18/14 7:56pm 3/18/14 7:56pm

This Could Be the Unconscious Pilot Who Crashed Into the Gulf of Mexico (Update: Confirmed By His Daughter On Facebook?)

According to reports, the unconscious pilot who crashed into the the Gulf of Mexico earlier today was Dr. Peter Hertzak, 65, an OB-GYN and plastic surgeon from Slidell, Louisiana. The Coast Guard watched the plane sink, so it's all but certain that the pilot died. » 4/19/12 4:32pm 4/19/12 4:32pm