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BP determining next move against Gulf oil spill; video of leak released

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Tar balls that washed ashore on Dauphin Island came from the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, federal officials said Wednesday.

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on May 13, 2010 at 04:50 AM
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Under Siege: Mobile Bay Alabama's First Line Of Oil Defense Is Bigger Boom On 2,000 Pound Anchors

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"Mobile Bay is Alabama's central estuary system and provides a transitional zone, where the river's freshwater meets tidally influenced marine waters." Image and caption credit:MobileBayKeeper.orgA most painful demonstration of Murphy's Law - that which can go wrong will go wrong in a emergency - is holding true across the Gulf. The Alabama Press-Register is reporting,for example, that "Strong...

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on May 12, 2010 at 09:20 AM

Advertiser Editorial -- Senate spill show sheds little light

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Perhaps there were a few people who expected the U.S. Senate hearings on the Gulf oil spill to shed significant light on how Alabama's coastline came to be threatened by a major ecological disaster. If so, they were disappointed.

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on May 12, 2010 at 08:50 AM

Alabama, Washington continue tanker fight

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WASHINGTON -- Congressional lawmakers from Washington state said Tuesday a new Air Force refueling tanker should be built in their home state, where thousands of Americans would be put to work.

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on May 12, 2010 at 08:50 AM

BP sends new containment box to oil leak; tar balls wash up in Gulf Shores

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Tar balls washed up on Baldwin County beaches Tuesday for the first time as officials continued to prepare Alabama's coast for the possible landfall of oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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on May 12, 2010 at 08:50 AM

Alabama Attorney General Troy King holds meeting on oil spill claims

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MOBILE, Ala. -- Alabama Attorney General Troy King is holding a town hall meeting in Mobile to talk about how to make claims for financial losses from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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on May 12, 2010 at 08:50 AM
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Hundreds of Dead Fish Wash Up on Public Beach in Alabama (Photos)

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Photos by Brian MerchantDauphin Island, right off the coast of Alabama, was one of the first places to report oil making landfall on its shores. The oil hit Dauphin's beach in the form of small tar balls -- similar to those I found washing up on the shore of Louisiana. Now, just a few days later, hundreds of dead fish have washed up on the same island. I captured the grisly scene, or at least a...

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on May 12, 2010 at 07:20 AM

Science Closing in on Mystery of Age-Related Memory Loss, Says UAB Neurobiologist

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The world's scientific community may be one step closer to understanding age-related memory loss, and to developing a drug that might help boost memory. In an editorial published May 7 in Science, J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Neurobiology, says that drugs known as histone deacetylase inhibitors are showing great ...

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on May 12, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Underwater chemical spraying of oil spill hampered by weather

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ON THE GULF OF MEXICO -- The weather conditions are becoming an obstacle as BP sprays chemicals underwater on the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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on May 11, 2010 at 05:50 AM

More than 60 out-of-work fishermen begin deploying boom against oil spill

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BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. -- Nearly 60 out-of-work fishermen began deploying boom Monday in the waters off Coden and other sensitive locales, as oil continued to gush from a busted well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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on May 11, 2010 at 05:50 AM