New Orleans was battered by powerful winds and torrential rain today, as Hurricane Isaac tore across the Gulf Coast, bringing storm damage and heavy flooding to under-protected suburbs of the City.
Falling water levels are killing fish and harming exports
BP is accusing Halliburton of destroying damaging evidence about the quality of its cement that went into the Deepwater Horizon well that exploded, killing 11 people and causing America's worst offshore oil spill.
Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Lee were falling in southern Louisiana and pelting the US Gulf Coast yesterday as the storm's centre trudged slowly towards land, where businesses were already beginning to suffer on what would normally be a bustling holiday weekend. With floods from the storms of last weekend's Hurricane Irene still evident in New England, Lee could bring up to 20 inches of rain to some areas.
BP posted lower than expected profits today in a further sign of the pressure on the firm as it looks to reverse its fortunes in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
Spike Lee is in negotiations to direct a remake of 'Oldboy'.
The owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year has largely blamed oil giant BP for the disaster.
A fish with arm-like fins; a two-inch leech with oversized jaws found living in a man's nose and a type of rust-eating microbe making a slow meal of the wreck of the Titanic are among the "top 10 new species" discovered in 2010, scientists announced yesterday.
Overfishing has claimed more than 85 per cent of the world's reefs, and the BP oil spill has taken its own toll
The Anglo-Dutch firm outshone its troubled rival BP as it revealed a near-doubling in annual profits.
BP's frantic efforts to repair its devastated reputation in the US have been set back by a major new alliance with the Russian government, prompting outraged comments from all sides of the political spectrum.
Environmentalists are angry at the energy giant's plans to drill for oil in a remote region of the Arctic
Deepwater Horizon safety official admits he missed warning signs before explosion.
A radical shake-up of the UK's North Sea oil industry is expected next year.
Delays to deep water oil production in the wake of the devastating Gulf of Mexico spill could reduce global capacity by one million barrels of oil per day, inflating fuel prices and hitting the economy, British company bosses will warn today.
Shareholders may be about to see some dividend after oil giant returns to profit