The BP Oil Spill Happened 5 Years Ago Today. We’re Still Paying the Price.

US Coast Guard/ZUMA

The Deepwater Horizon disaster, by the numbers.

How Screwed Are Your State’s Oysters?

An oyster farm in California. Josh Edelson/ZUMA

A new map pinpoints when ocean acidification will become a big problem near you.

There’s a Horrifying Amount of Plastic in the Ocean. This Chart Shows Who’s to Blame.

NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center/AP

The US isn’t as bad as you’d think…

These Guys Were on the Deepwater Horizon When It Blew Up

Courtesy Margaret Brown

“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.

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