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

BP Planning To Challenge Oil Spill Estimates To Reduce Their Fine

Sometimes we all have to to own up to our mistakes and serve the time. But not the classy folks at BP! According to the NY Times, BP will challenge estimates of the oil spilled in order to reduce their fine. » 12/04/10 4:00pm 12/04/10 4:00pm

Watch BP's Latest Attempt To Plug The Oil Spill

Since a containment cap wasn't the final solution, BP's making yet another attempt to plug the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf once and for all using a lot of mud and cement. You can watch the whole thing here. » 8/03/10 4:34pm 8/03/10 4:34pm