Latest Gulf of Mexico News

NASA conducts quiet sonic boom tests near Texas Gulf Coast

Nov. 6, 2018 7:15 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — NASA is monitoring how residents living near the Texas Gulf Coast react to quiet sonic booms as the space agency works on an experimental aircraft that could significantly reduce commercial flight times. NASA launched a two-week research project Monday on quiet supersonic research...

Migrants' hopes dashed in Mexico when bus offer reversed

Nov. 3, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

DONAJI, Mexico (AP) — After three grueling weeks walking along highways and hitching rides, thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico were told Friday that they would soon be leapfrogging ahead to the nation's capital in buses only to have their hopes dashed...

The Latest: 28 tornadoes confirmed in storm system

Nov. 2, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather (all times local): 5:20 p.m. At least 28 tornadoes have been confirmed by National Weather Service surveyors in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as part of a storm system that moved across the region Wednesday night and Thursday. Damage surveys...

Storm threat spreads up East Coast as South recovers

Nov. 2, 2018 8:20 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters said most of the East Coast was at risk for severe weather Friday, with winds as strong as 60 mph, isolated tornadoes and heavy rain possible as the Gulf Coast recovered from storms blamed for two deaths. Waves of weather moving in from the Gulf of Mexico at daybreak...

Louisiana university gives Smithsonian crustacean collection

Oct. 19, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

A Louisiana university is giving the Smithsonian Institution a huge collection of crustaceans that has, among other things, been used to identify seafood mislabeled as coming from the Gulf of Mexico. "This is a very important collection because it's going to rejuvenate our holdings" for the Gulf and nearby...

Florida to bend voting rules in counties hit by hurricane

Oct. 18, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With tens of thousands throughout the region still without power, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday relaxed or waived voting rules for eight counties hammered by Hurricane Michael last week. Scott's order represents a delicate balancing act for the Republican governor since most...

BP starts expansion to Thunder Horse deep-water Gulf field

Oct. 18, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy giant BP says it's added the equivalent of 30,000 barrels of oil a day to production at its largest Gulf of Mexico platform, called Thunder Horse . A news release Thursday from Houston-based BP United States says that brings the field's gross output to more than 200,000 barrels of...

The Latest: Verizon giving credit to hardest-hit counties

Oct. 16, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Telecommunications company Verizon says it is going to give three months of service to customers who reside in some of the Florida counties slammed by Hurricane Michael. In a statement issued Tuesday, Verizon Wireless...

Experts: Hurricane Michael failed to end Florida's red tide

Oct. 15, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael failed to break up a patchy and toxic algae bloom that has lingered in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida's shoreline for the last year, experts said Monday, meaning the red tide outbreak could continue to cause problems in the weeks ahead. Hurricanes can break up...

Oklahoma couple's retirement journey takes them to waterways

Oct. 14, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — For over a year, Pat and Cathy Deadwiley weren't residents of their Moore home. They were residents of the open seas. Well, it wasn't always a sea. Often it was a river, a canal, an inlet or a bay. But it was always aboard their boat, the Southern Cross, and always on the Great American...