CSB Draft Report Finds Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer Failed Due to Unrecognized Pipe Buckling Phenomenon During Emergency Well-Control Efforts on April 20, 2010, Leading to Environmental Disaster in Gulf of Mexico

   Report Says Similar Accident Could Still Occur, Calls for Better Management of Safety-Critical Elements by Offshore Industry, Regulators     Houston, Texas, June 5, 2014— The blowout preventer (BOP) that was intended to shut off the flow of high-pressure oil and gas from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico during the disaster on … Continue reading CSB Draft Report Finds Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer Failed Due to Unrecognized Pipe Buckling Phenomenon During Emergency Well-Control Efforts on April 20, 2010, Leading to Environmental Disaster in Gulf of Mexico

NOAA GOES Super Rapid Scan Imagery of Isaac at Landfall – August 29, 2012

    Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana in the evening of August 28, 2012. During the day, NOAA's GOES-14 satellite took images of the storm at 1 minute intervals, showing the development of Isaac from a tropical storm to a hurricane in great temporal detail. The imagery is from the visible channel and runs … Continue reading NOAA GOES Super Rapid Scan Imagery of Isaac at Landfall – August 29, 2012

Updated: Death Toll Up To 343 from Extreme Weather in Alabama the South as Storms, Tornadoes Ravage Area

Tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27, 2011 Tornado Outbreak Death Toll Hits 343, Second-Deadliest Day From Twister In U.S. History Update: The death toll from severe storms that roared across the South has now risen to 337 across five states with Alabama and Mississippi each reporting increases in the number of deaths in their … Continue reading Updated: Death Toll Up To 343 from Extreme Weather in Alabama the South as Storms, Tornadoes Ravage Area