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Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' is smaller than usual. But there 'isn't much to celebrate,' expert saysThe annual Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" - where there isn't enough oxygen to support marine life - will be the third-smallest on record this summer.
SpaceX splashdown marks successful end to first U.S. commercial crew missionWhen the SpaceX "Endeavour" capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday afternoon, it marked the successful end of the first U.S. commercial manned space mission. CBS News space analyst Bill..
NASA administrator on historic SpaceX Crew Dragon missionSpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule safely returned to Earth on Sunday afternoon, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico with two astronauts on board. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine joined CBSN to discuss..
SpaceX capsule brings 2 NASA astronauts back to EarthTwo NASA astronauts splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico inside a SpaceX capsule after a mission to the International Space Station — the first time in 45 years that U.S. astronauts have done so. Mark..
SpaceX, NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 yearsTwo NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico. This was the first splashdown by U.S. astronauts in 45 years...
SpaceX capsule and NASA astronauts return to Earth in first splashdown since 1975Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, two NASA astronauts, returned to Earth in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by..
US Coast Guard rescues fisherman clinging for lifeThe U.S. Coast Guard rescued a commercial fisherman who was clinging to a cooler in the Gulf of Mexico after his boat capsized, the day after evacuating a boy and his father from the same vessel. (July..
This big, giant squid, was found by NOAA living in the deep waters of the Gulf of MexicoThe "kraken," or just a big, giant squid, was found by NOAA living in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Triple tropical trouble: Douglas, Gonzalo and Tropical Depression 8 threaten US, CaribbeanThree storms are threatening havoc: Hurricane Douglas in the Pacific, tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Gonzalo in the Atlantic.
U.S. warns of pirates in southern Gulf of MexicoThe U.S. government on Wednesday issued a warning about the threat posed by pirates to boats and oil installations in the southern Gulf of Mexico, in the latest sign of concern about ongoing security..
Tropical Storm Cristobal hits Louisiana, Mississippi and other parts of Gulf of MexicoCristobal was projected to weaken to a tropical depression Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Storm Cristobal slows advance, dropping heavy rains on LouisianaTropical Storm Cristobal on Sunday slowed its advance through the Gulf of Mexico, bringing a coastal storm surge, high winds and rain to southeast Louisiana, where it is expected make landfall later..
Energy firms pare 34% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil, 32% of gas: offshore regulatorOil and gas producers operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico have pared 34% of offshore oil and 32% of natural gas output ahead of Tropical Storm Cristobal, offshore regulator Bureau of Safety and..
Tropical Storm Cristobal path moving closer to Gulf Coast; landfall expected todayTropical Storm Cristobal was expected to make landfall Sunday along the Louisiana coast with flooding rain, dangerous storm surge and blustery winds.
Oil workers, Louisiana residents flee ahead of Storm CristobalTropical Storm Cristobal on Saturday dumped rain from Louisiana to the Florida peninsula as it moved through the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, prompting evacuations of several southeast Louisiana towns and..
Energy firms shut 33% of offshore oil output ahead of Storm CristobalOil and gas producers operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico have pared 33% of offshore oil and 31% of natural gas output ahead of Tropical Storm Cristobal, offshore regulator Bureau of Safety and..
Tropical Storm Cristobal could hit US late this weekend after strengthening in Gulf of MexicoThe U.S. landfall intensity of Tropical Storm Cristobal is heavily dependent on the next 48 hours.
Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Will Be Large This Summer, Scientists PredictThe low-oxygen zone can cause harm not just to marine life, but also to those who catch shrimp and fish for their livelihood.
Tropical Storm Cristobal has formed in Gulf of Mexico and may approach US by weekendTropical Storm Cristobal is the third named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, which began Monday. It's forming in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical Storm Amanda weakens after killing 17 people in El Salvador and Guatemala, could reform next week in Gulf of MexicoTropical Storm Amanda dissipated after killing 17 people in El Salvador and Guatemala, but its remnants could form another major disturbance.
NHC: 20% chance of cyclone for system extending across FloridaA broad trough of low pressure extending across Florida and the adjacent Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters has a 20% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane..
10 years after BP spill, companies drill deeperTen years ago, an oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed an environmental nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, companies are drilling in even deeper waters where the payoffs can be huge but..
Microbes Point the Way to ShipwrecksDistinct microbiomes flourish around sunken ships as they become artificial reefs, new research in the Gulf of Mexico reveals.
'Invisible' and 'toxic' oil made the Deepwater Horizon spill worse than thought, study saysThe worst oil spill in U.S. history was much worse than first thought, as the Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010 unleashed "toxic and invisible" oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Astronaut to return home after 11 months in spaceAfter nearly 11 months onboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch can't wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and swim and surf in the Gulf of Mexico. She holds the record..
Italian ship attacked by pirates in Mexico, two crew hurtPirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in the latest outbreak of robbery and piracy to hit..
‘Not an Easy Decision’: Rescue Mission Ends With an Airman Still MissingAs fellow service members searched for an airman who fell from a plane into the Gulf of Mexico, they confronted the wrenching decision to switch their aim from rescue to recovery.
Chilly down to the Gulf of Mexico: What you should know about the arctic blastA record-breaking cold front is expected to sweep across the U.S. from Sunday into Tuesday. Here's a map of the arctic blast.
Air Force member goes missing during training jump over GulfAir Force says airman "exited a C-130 aircraft" over Gulf of Mexico about 4 miles south of Florida Panhandle
Tropical Storm Olga forms in Gulf of MexicoThe National Hurricane Center said Olga's core is expected to move over the northern Gulf Coast late Friday night or early Saturday
U.S. Coast Guard hunts man who went overboard from cruise shipThe U.S. Coast Guard was searching early on Friday for a 26-year-old man who went overboard from a Carnival Cruise ship about 47 miles (76 km) out in the Gulf of Mexico, near the port of Galveston in..
Decades-Old Government Loophole Gives Oil Companies an $18 Billion WindfallA 1990s effort to encourage drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has cost the government $18 billion in lost revenue from oil royalties, according to a new report.
New Orleans to Use Explosives to Topple Cranes on Hard Rock HotelWith a storm moving through the Gulf of Mexico, the authorities were hurrying to bring down the cranes at the site of a building collapse that killed three people.
Tropical Storm Nestor expected to form on way to Florida PanhandleA weather disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico was expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Nestor before making landfall over the Florida Panhandle Friday night into Saturday, bringing storm..
'Dangerous' surge possible: Tropical storm warnings issued for Gulf Coast as system gains strengthTropical storm warnings have been issued for the Gulf Coast as a system that could become Tropical Storm Nestor strengthens in the Gulf of Mexico.
TC Energy shuts oil line as flooding disrupts U.S. Gulf terminals: tradersTC Energy Corp's Marketlink oil pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Nederland, Texas, was shut as flooding disrupted operations at U.S. Gulf Coast terminals, traders familiar with the matter said on..
Britain's move to join U.S. Gulf mission frustrates European plansBritain's decision to join a U.S.-led naval mission in the Gulf has delayed European efforts to set up a maritime force to ensure safe shipping in the Strait of Hormuz separate from American patrols,..
House approves bill to bar oil drilling off U.S. coastsLawmakers said the bills would protect U.S. coasts from drilling that can pollute crucial waters — and lead to disasters such as the 2010 BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Bottle containing man's ashes continues journey across Gulf of MexicoA beachgoer found the bottle with Brian Mullins' ashes and handwritten notes near Miramar Beach in Florida and handed it over to authorities last week
BHP halts plan to evacuate Gulf of Mexico oil platforms as storm-threat lessensBHP on Saturday canceled a plan to evacuate some workers from two Gulf of Mexico oil platforms as Hurricane Dorian's latest track lessened the threat to its oil production facilities.
BP evacuates non-essential staff from four Gulf of Mexico oil platformsBP on Friday evacuated non-essential staff from its four operated offshore oil production platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, joining several other firms taking similar steps.
Chevron, BHP evacuate workers from Gulf of Mexico due to hurricaneChevron Corp and BHP Group said on Friday they are evacuating non-essential workers from four oil production platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico due to the threat from Hurricane Dorian.
FM says Norway deliberating response to U.S.' Gulf naval mission planNorway's foreign minister said on Thursday it was deliberating how to respond to a U.S proposal on forming an international mission to safeguard shipping in the Gulf.
Louisiana island may soon be lost to rising watersRising sea levels and the intrusion of salt water from the Gulf of Mexico have destroyed much of the island's natural protective barrier