Crews lined up miles of oil booms to keep oil away from the shoreline and bird habitats, two days after a collision in the Houston Ship Channel dumped as many as 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge into the water along the Gulf Coast. (March 24)
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AP (May 29, 2014) An oil tanker is burning after it exploded off Japan's coast. The Japanese coast guard says seven crew members were injured and one is missing. (May 29)
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Reuters - News Video Online (Jan. 23, 2015) Footage just released by the UK Coast Guard shows a dramatic helicopter rescue off the Scottish coast, where five men were plucked to safety after their fishing boat sank on Saturday. Rough Cut (no ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (July 29, 2015) The U.S. Coast Guard was investigating a large, patchy oil sheen that appeared off the Southern California coast west of Santa Barbara on Wednesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Newsy (Mar. 23, 2014) A collision occurred on Saturday in the Houston Ship Channel causing thousands of gallons of oil to spill from a barge. The channel is now closed.
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Xinhua News Agency (Oct. 4, 2011) According to Taiwan's coast guard authority, a stranded cargo ship that crashed into rocks in waters off Keelung has left four dead and six missing. The cracked cargo ship caused oil leaks of 312 ... watch video
AP (Feb. 24, 2014) The Coast Guard reopened the Mississippi River on Monday, two days after an oil spill closed the river between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. About 31,500 gallons of light crude oil spilled into the ... watch video
AP (Oct. 4, 2014) A longtime endurance runner and peace activist whose latest goal was to reach Bermuda in a homemade floating "Hydro Pod" was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday after he began suffering from ... watch video
Reuters - News Video Online (May 20, 2015) President Obama says climate change poses a risk to global security, during a commencement address to the graduating class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Aug. 28, 2015 Beach sand contains all kinds of microorganisms, including those that can harm human health. Yet current guidelines are focused exclusively on monitoring the levels of microbes in the water. Now, an ... read more
Aug. 28, 2015 Researchers have shown that our understanding of how organic material is decomposed by fungi and bacteria is fundamentally wrong. This means that climate models that include ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 Collisions with wind turbines kill about 100 golden eagles a year in some locations, but a new study that maps both potential wind-power sites and nesting patterns of the birds reveals sweet spots, ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 WHRC scientists have counseled the State Department on policies that could control permafrost thaw, including reducing global carbon emissions from fossil fuel use and deforestation, and limiting ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 Researchers have evidence in support of a clearly defined depth limit for deep-sea fishing in Europe. The findings come just as the European Union considers controversial new ... read more
Jan. 29, 2015 Some 6 million to 10 million gallons of oil from the BP oil spill are buried in the sediment on the Gulf floor, about 62 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta, researchers have ... read more
Sep. 11, 2014 A research team has estimated the total mass of oil that reached the Gulf of Mexico shore in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout. It's the first time such an estimate was ... read more
Oct. 3, 2012 Scientists are describing what may be a "complete solution" to cleaning up oil spills -- a super-absorbent material that sops up 40 times its own weight in oil and then can be shipped to an ... read more
July 22, 2011 After collecting weathered crude oil from the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, researchers have reported that only 8 to 9 percent coverage on the shells of fertilized mallard ... read more