These Guys Were on the Deepwater Horizon When It Blew Up

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“The Great Invisible” tells the story of the BP spill through the eyes of men still haunted by it.

Tons of BP Oil Is Still on the Bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

A shell stained by oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. Robin Loznak/ZUMA

A new study shows that cleanup efforts barely scratched the surface.

The Gulf Is Still So Far From Recovering. Just Ask This Oyster Farmer.

John Tesvich slices open oysters on the deck of his boat, the "Croatian Pride". Tim McDonnell/Climate Desk

Gulf coast ecosystems were supposed to rebound after the BP oil spill. They haven’t.

WATCH: These Reefs Are Beautiful—But Most of the Coral Is Dead

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One tiny Caribbean island is scrambling to save its coral in the face of global warming.

China’s Voyage of Discovery to Cross the Less Frozen North

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Global warming means that the Arctic’s fabled Northern Sea Route could soon be ice-free in summer, slashing journey times for cargo ships sailing from the Far East to Europe. Which is why the Yong Sheng, a rust-streaked Chinese vessel, is on a truly historic journey.

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