Coastal wetland loss after an oil spill can be more extensive than after a hurricane.
A new study may explain how supposedly buoyant oil from the huge 2010 oil spill coated corals and other organisms on the ocean floor.
Natural asphalt seeps on the ocean floor provide a stable home for diverse marine life that sequesters greenhouse gases.
Downpours in June drove nutrients into the Mississippi River that ultimately deprived a much larger portion of the Gulf of oxygen than had been expected.
An ensemble of four computer models evaluated river runoff, wind patterns, and other factors affecting the extent of oxygen-poor waters near the Mississippi River's mouth.