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BP oil trickle and chilly waters, may have a say in dolphin deaths?

The smash up of the food web and the chilling waters of the Gulf of Mexico may have led to the untimely deaths of hundreds of dolphins swimming lazily in the region says a report published in Journal PLoS One.

BP resumes drilling relief well

BP announced that it had resumed drilling on a relief well and efforts to permanently seal its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico oil well appeared to be entering their final stages.

BP oil spill lowers oxygen level but marine life safe

The BP well, which had spilled over 206 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, now poses no further risk to the environment.

Pitt: Oil spill may warrant death penaity

LondonActor Brad Pitt -- Hollywood actor and activist Brad Pitt says he would consider the death penalty for those responsible for the BP oil spill.

The Daily Mail said Pitt made the remark in "If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise," Spike Lee's documentary marking the fifth anniversary of when New Orleans was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

To help the region in the aftermath of the natural disaster, Pitt started up the Make it Right organization to build 150 affordable and sustainable homes in one of the areas of New Orleans worst hit by the hurricane. His efforts are documented in Lee's film, the Mail said.

Obama swims in Gulf; declares it safe

The U.S. President Barack Obama, along with his 9-year-old daughter Sasha, took a dip in the Gulf waters to assure that it is safe.

Leaked Gulf oil likely to linger for years

Washington -- Scientists say the long-term environmental impact of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will likely last many years.

Researchers told The Washington Post that oil and tar from the Exxon Valdez spill 21 years ago and the 1979 Pemex blowout in the gulf can still be found on the seafloor.

"It's still sitting there," Stan Rice, a program manager for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration in Alaska, told the Post. "It's still liquid; you can still smell it and touch it."

The Post said research into the long-term effects of crude spills has not been very extensive. There is also scant data on oil at depths like the current leak going on 5,000 feet below the gulf.

Battle against spewing oil continues

While the threat of the environmental damage to be caused by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be growing with each passing day, BP, owner of the ruptured well from which the oil is gushing out in the sea, is still struggling to assess the quantum of oil that is making way into the water daily.

Louisiana’s worst fears come true as oil hits landline

The worst fears regarding the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are coming true. Oil slick from one of the worst environmental disaster that could eclipse even the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska has made way into the flimsy Louisiana marshlands.