In the past two weeks, 37 dead sea turtles have washed up on Mississippi beaches. Scientists are investigating the possible cause of the sudden spike in turtle deaths.
The Sierra Club and the Gulf Restoration Network are taking the Mississippi Development Authority to court to keep offshore drilling regulations from going into effect.
A recent study found a dead zone, where oxygen is too low to support life, in the Gulf stretching along Mississippi’s barrier islands.
Energy is high on the national radar with rising gas prices and tensions in the Middle East. The Gulf Coast Energy Summit in Biloxi drew national leaders and regional protesters.
Republican presidential contenders are crisscrossing Mississippi with tomorrow’s primary election expected to play a decisive role in narrowing down the race.
Beginning March 19,.seismic testing permits will be offered by the Mississippi Development Authority. No date has been set, so far, to offer leases for drilling.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is wooing Mississippi voters with promises of energy independence and a strong national defense. And by the way, he's learning to like grits.
Seismic testing permits offered by the state beginning March 19 and an energy summit are likely to heat up the controversy over drilling in Mississippi waters.
A new Navy submarine, the USS Mississippi, will be commissioned in Pascagoula June 2.
BP officials say in addition to restoring the environment of the Gulf Coast, the company is working with communities to rebuild public trust in the beaches, the water and the seafood.
A fertilizer plant in Pascagoula is correcting a series of environmental violations.
With Mardi Gras as the main event, 26 travel writers from the U.S. and Canada are on a tour of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Mississippi Development Authority submitted revised drilling rules Feb. 15. After 30 days, the state may issue permits for seismic testing, then leases for drilling.
Proposed legislation in Mississippi would stiffen the penalties for human trafficking and protect victims.
Proposed immigration legislation introduced this week put Mississippi on the national radar.
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