Panel: White House blocked public release of worst-case spill numbers

Panel: Gov’t thwarted worst-case scenario on spill

Once an academic backwater, Gulf of Mexico becomes a font of research dollars after BP spill

Gold rush on the Gulf: Researchers clamor for cash

Study calls for better coordination in US system for sending alerts about giant sea waves

Better coordination needed in US tsunami warnings

Rescue official says Venezuelan military helicopter crashed into navy boat, 2 missing

Venezuelan military helicopter crashes into boat

Oil no longer on surface, but scientists dig into the dirt of Gulf floor and strike black gold

Where’s the oil? On the Gulf floor, scientists say

A lesson in forgiveness: Shark attack survivors say save the creatures that bit us

Shark attack survivors don’t forget but do forgive

Fed scientists planning more sea turtle releases in Gulf, studies of long-term spill effects

Feds plan more sea turtle releases in Gulf

New study: Oil plume under Gulf surface is big _ 22 miles long _ and likely to survive awhile

Major study charts long-lasting oil plume in Gulf

HEALTHBEAT: Intense testing under way to assure safety of Gulf seafood following oil spill

‘CSI’ for seafood: Gulf fish gets safety tests

Group selects 27 research projects to get BP money for studies of gulf oil spill effects

Projects selected for study of oil spill impact

Scientists watching Gulf of Mexico’s blue crabs for evidence that oil is entering food chain

Oiled crabs stoke fears spill is tainting food web

AP Enterprise: Survey of scientists reveals faith that Gulf can rebound from BP oil spill

AP Enterprise: Scientists think Gulf can recover

BP says mud pumped into well in Gulf is holding down the oil; feds say most of oil is gone

U.S. President Barack Obama joins Martha Coakley
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With or without BP, Florida naturalist copies lesson from Noah’s Ark to save Gulf species

Biologist using Noah’s Ark idea to save sea life

NC marine sciences expert says Gulf oil unlikely to reach East Coast as initially projected

NC expert: Gulf oil unlikely to reach East Coast

Oil from Gulf spill is no longer collecting on the surface, but where is it?

Gulf flow has stopped, but where’s the oil?

Smithsonian’s vast invertebrate collection could help determine full impact of Gulf oil spill

Smithsonian holdings to aid researchers in Gulf

With temporary cap in place keeping oil gusher at bay, Gulf Coast residents ask: Now what?

Temporary cap in place _ now what for the Gulf?

Scientists say oil and natural gas from Gulf spill altering food web; lasting impact unknown

Scientists say Gulf spill altering food web

Scientists discover oil blotches on tiny blue crab larvae in Gulf of Mexico, source uncertain

Scientists find oil blotches on Gulf crab larvae

Study will look at oil spill’s effects on whales, other endangered species in the Gulf

Study will look at oil spill’s effect on whales

World’s biggest fish, threatened whale sharks, spotted swimming in heavy oil in Gulf of Mexico

Threatened whale sharks seen in Gulf oil spill

Skimming, booming, other spill work idled by Gulf storms; relief well still being drilled

Wind, waves from hurricane dock oil skimming boats

Industry, government spend little on oil spill clean-up technology

Little spent on oil spill cleanup technology

No pocket protectors here: Scientists are new media celebrities as they explain Gulf oil spill

Scientists become celebrities in oil spill story

Oil threatens key Gulf algae that provides foraging, nesting grounds for hundreds of species

Oil threatens key Gulf algae and its ecosystem

US, Indonesia combine for high-tech adventure to one of earth’s last frontiers: The deep sea

US, Indonesia explore uncharted deep sea

WASHINGTON — A deep-sea expedition by the United States and Indonesia sets off this week to explore one of the world’s last frontiers, an adventure that researchers hope could lead to cures for diseases and help in predicting deadly tsunamis.

Methane in Gulf spill adds new dimension to catastrophe, raises unknown risks to ecosystem

Vast amounts of methane in Gulf spill pose threat

Fish and other wildlife flee oil, congregate near shore; scientists say new dangers await them

Sea creatures flee oil spill, gather near shore

New oil spill estimates means crude likely to travel farther, harm wildlife, scientists say

Protesters rally outside the White House

Biologist: New oil spill flow numbers may quadruple environmental consequences in the Gulf

US President Barack Obama
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Rescuers call caring for oiled wildlife the right thing to do, even if critics say it’s futile

Rescuing oiled birds: Poignant, but is it futile?

AP IMPACT: BP’s error-prone spill response plans overstate preparedness, understate dangers

AP IMPACT: BP spill response plans severely flawed

Centennial of birth of Jacques Cousteau, pioneer marine explorer, marked by ship restoration

Cousteau’s spirit to live on in centennial events

Oil spill commission co-chairman says panel would have subpoena power to probe Gulf disaster

Graham: Spill panel would have subpoena power

AP Exclusive: US spill panel includes climate experts, may tackle broader energy questions

President Barack Obama

Study: South Pacific coral islands hold size or grow despite sea-level rise over past 60 years

Study: Coral atolls hold on despite sea-level rise

Scientists warn of an unseen disaster in the Gulf as oil plumes stretch through the depths

Scientists warn of unseen deepwater oil disaster

As oil washes through mysterious depths, scientists warn of unseen calamity

Deepwater mystery: Oil loose in the Gulf

NEW ORLEANS — Streaming video of oil pouring from the seafloor and images of dead, crude-soaked birds serve as visual bookends to the natural calamity unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico.

Bad news: Radioactive fish found near Vt. nuclear plant; Worse news: Fish said to be ordinary

Radioactive fish near Vt. nuke plant deemed common

Bad news: radioactive fish found near nuclear plant; Worse news: fish said to be ordinary

Radioactive fish near nuclear plant said ordinary

Scientists discover 22-mile underwater oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico nearing rich waters

22-mile oil plume found under Gulf surface

22-mile underwater oil plume discovered in Gulf, could poison rich waters off Florida

22-mile oil plume under Gulf nears rich waters

BP to commit up to $500M to research Gulf oil spill, impact of ooze on marine and shore life

BP to commit up to $500M to research Gulf spill

As BP captures some Gulf oil, scientists worry that current will carry it to Fla. Keys

Scientists worry current could carry oil to Keys

BP starts drilling 2nd relief well in effort to stop Gulf leak, prepares to shoot mud

Drilling starts on 2nd relief well near Gulf leak

BP exec says tube siphoning more than one-fifth of oil gushing into the Gulf each day