An oil spill from the Royal Dutch Shell company has released 2,100 barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, forcing the company to shut down all its wells that flow to its Brutus platform.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Scientists have finalized a four-year study of newborn and fetal dolphins found stranded on beaches in the northern Gulf of Mexico between 2010 and 2013.

The Obama administration is to allow surveying of the seabed using seismic airguns that have been likened to a ‘grenade blast’ for whales and other creatures

Thousands of shipwrecks spanning more than 500 years of marine history are being used to better understand the health of deep-ocean eco-systems.

An magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit off the western coast of Mexico on Thursday, about 6.2 miles deep (10 km) and 165 miles (266 km) west of Cihuatlan, Jalisco, Mexico, the U.S.

Manslaughter charges were dropped against two former BP well site managers involved in the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil drilling disaster on Wednesday, and one pleaded guilty to an environmental

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Environmentalists are urging Canada's Conservative government not to loosen rules involving a substance used for treating oil spills in water, citing research questioning its ecological impact.

Scientists are learning a bit more about how hurricanes transport pollution.

LONDON — The British oil giant BP said on Tuesday that it lost $5.8 billion in the second quarter, reflecting a huge settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.