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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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
July 30, 2015 North of the Aleutian Islands, submarine canyons in the cold waters of the eastern Bering Sea contain a highly productive 'green belt' that is home to deep-water corals as ... read more
July 30, 2015 New findings have implications for questions regarding how animals and plants grow minerals into shapes that have no relation to their original crystal symmetry, and why some ... read more
July 30, 2015 A new study addresses an important question in climate science: how accurate are climate model projections? Climate models are used to estimate future global warming, and their accuracy can be ... read more
July 30, 2015 New research presents a virtual package of data for the production of biogas, which is promising for use in biofuels. Biogas is the production of methane through the anaerobic digestion ... 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
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
Aug. 3, 2010 Researchers in Israel are using naturally occurring oil-munching bacteria, grown in the lab, to clean the hard-to-reach oil pockets that occur when oil mixes with sand and organic matter on beaches ... read more