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. 4, 2015 Climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions will alter the way that Americans heat and cool their homes. By the end of this century, the number of days each year that heating and air ... read more
July 31, 2015 Resettlement projects in the Amazon are driving severe tropical deforestation, according to new research. Widely hailed as a socially responsible and 'innocuous' strategy of land redistribution, ... read more
July 31, 2015 The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown. By mimicking the v-shaped posture adopted by ... read more
July 30, 2015 China needs to reduce its dependence on coal and improve the range of fuels it uses if it is to have long term energy security, according to new research. The study looks at the future of electricity ... 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