Wide Angle: The BP Oil Spill One Year Later

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BP Oil Spill Anniversary: Where Are We Now?

Life around the Gulf for humans has largely returned to normal a year after the BP oil spill. For wildlife, however, it may be a different story.

BP-Like Spill in Arctic Would Be Disastrous

Unpredictable ice and bad weather could make it nearly impossible to respond to a spill on the scale of what was seen in the Gulf a year ago.

La. Oil Spill Crews Suffer Mystery Illnesses

More and more workers in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil catastrophe report chronic symptoms neither they nor their doctors can explain.

Whale, Dolphin Deaths in Gulf Spill Underestimated

The death toll of animals from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be 50 times higher than originally reported.

Stuck Pipe to Blame for BP Oil Spill

A stuck pipe was to blame for last year's worst-ever oil spill, a study finds.

Dispersants Persisted After BP Spill

Chemicals used to break up oil in the Gulf of Mexico last year lasted through September.

Bugs Ate Up Methane From Gulf Spill

Some rare good news: Most of the methane released by the Deepwater Horizon blowout was digested by bacteria within four months.

Gulf Oil Spill: Two Months Later: Slide Show

Two months and counting since oil began leaking into the Gulf, photos continue to paint a grim picture of the disaster.

Oil Spill Impacts Louisiana Shores: Slide Show

The shorelines and wildlife of the Gulf Coast are being tainted by the oil spill. These photos show the devastation.

Devastating Oil Spill Disasters: Slide Show

While debate continues over what qualifies as an oil "disaster," here are several that would certainly make the list.

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