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

BP Oil Spill Aftermath: Eyeless Shrimp, Clawless Crabs and Fish with…

Al Jazeera just published an astonishing report on the after-effects of the BP oil disaster, and it's not pretty. There are an alarming number of deformities in sea creatures: mutated shrimp, fish with sores and lesions, eyeless crabs and more. It's unlike anything local fisherman have ever seen. » 4/18/12 11:12am 4/18/12 11:12am

A 4,600 Gallon per Minute Oil Skimmer Just Won the $1.4 Million X…

Current industry-standard oil recovery equipment pulls roughly 1,000 gallons a minute but, as the Deep Water Horizon incident showed, that simply isn't good enough. So Wendy Schmidt—as in wife of ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt—put up a $1.4 million purse for any team that could extract 2,500 gallons a minute. Here's the… » 10/24/11 9:20pm 10/24/11 9:20pm