Topic archives: Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Shell puts a polar bear sheen on Arctic oil spill

August 22, 2011 2

The Gannet spill comes at a crucial time for Shell as the company tries to convince a sceptical public that it can be trusted with oil extraction in the Arctic, writes David Ritter from London.

Can you protect the environment while drilling for oil and gas?

March 11, 2011 3

It seems that the idea of what MPAs are meant to protect the marine environment from has reversed since the declaration of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, writes Crikey natulralist Lionel Eelmore.

Baby dolphins washing up dead in the Gulf

March 4, 2011

Alarming numbers of bottleknecked dolphins are dying in the Gulf of Mexico this season, with a large percentage just babies. Is it due to the infamous BP spill from last year? Scientists aren't ruling it out.

Floor bed of Gulf oil could cause long term harm

December 20, 2010

A recently released US federal report claims oil spilled from BP's Gulf of Mexico well has seeped into sediment deep into the Gulf, where it is impossible to be removed and may harm marine life, writes Jeffrey Ball.

The death of the BP well

September 20, 2010

Five months after the traumatic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a permanent cement plug has finally stopped the leak, with the federal bureau declaring the well "dead".

Meet the man behind BPGlobalPR

September 13, 2010

As the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico worsened, the popularity of Twitter spoof profile @BPGlobalPR -- an inept and amusing PR firm attempting to quell public outrage -- grew exponentially. The Awl interviews the man behind the witty one-liners.

Michael Wolff: where’s the oil?

Michael Wolff: where’s the oil?

August 10, 2010 12

The scientists are now the fumfering ones, insisting reports the Gulf oil spill has disappeared must be true. The greater crisis is, says Michael Wolff as it has long been: the lack of a reliable narrator.

Experts argue over extent of BP spill damage

August 10, 2010

BP continues its clean-up operations in the Gulf of Mexico while scientists bicker about the nature and extent of the spill, its effect on the environment and the best ways to prevent future disasters.

It’s official: BP’s disaster is the worst accidental spill ever

August 3, 2010

The White House and BP originally estimated the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to be at around 5000 barrels of oil a day. New official estimates now place that number at around 53,000 a day, officially making it the worst accidental oil spill in history, says Dan Froomkin.

Why are journalists believing BP’s rubbish?

July 30, 2010

This talk that the oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill has "disappeared" is absolute bull, says Mac McClelland. BP is white-washing this story and the media are falling for it like fools.