gulf watch

Top 5 of 2011 - #2: Poisoned in the Gulf

December 28, 2011 - Though the oil stopped gushing from the site of BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster last year, Gulf Coast residents are facing an ongoing environmental health crisis from exposure to toxins in the crude and the dispersants used to break up the slick -- one of Facing South's top stories of 2011.

Tropical storm leaves behind oily mystery in Mississippi

September 21, 2011 - After Tropical Storm Lee's floodwaters receded, people living miles inland from Mississippi's beaches reported finding what looks like crude oil in their drainage ditches. After initially blaming the substance on cars and boats, state authorities are now pointing the finger at algae blooms, but local activists are skeptical.