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Paso Robles (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best Up-And-Coming Travel Destinations Of 2015

Travelers looking to visit someplace new should consider these five up-and-coming American travel destinations in 2015.

12/10/2014

File photo of a turtle. (Photo by NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

About 140 Turtles Stunned In South Texas Cold Snap

Experts are caring for about 140 turtles stunned in a cold snap that left the reptiles stranded on South Texas beaches.

11/19/2014

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Court Reaffirms BP Is Liable In Gulf Oil Spill

A federal appeals court panel has re-affirmed its ruling that BP is liable for federal Clean Water Act damages stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

11/06/2014

File photo of an oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico. (credit: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class(SW) Jeffery Tilghman Williams/Released/Getty Images)

BP Spill Left Big Oily ‘Bathtub Ring’ On Seafloor

The BP oil spill left an oily “bathub ring” on the sea floor that’s about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.

10/27/2014

Oil covered brown pelicans found off the Louisiana coast and affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico wait in a holding pen for cleaning at the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Buras, Louisiana, June 9, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Businesses Won’t Have To Return BP Spill Payouts

A federal judge has ruled that BP must stand by the agreement made with the companies it compensated for losses after the 2010 Gulf oil spill despite the oil giant saying some claims were overestimated.

09/25/2014

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Businesses Won’t Have To Return BP Spill Payouts

Federal judge rules that the oil giant must stand by the agreement it made with the companies it compensated for losses blamed on the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

09/24/2014

In this handout image provided be the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010 near New Orleans, La. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Halliburton Reaches $1B Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

Halliburton agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle what it calls “a substantial portion” of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

09/02/2014

File photo of a shark. (credit: Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

Teen Girl Didn’t Know She Was Attacked By Shark Until Mom Saw Bite Marks On Back

A 14-year-old girl did not realize she was attacked by a shark until her mom noticed bite marks after she got out of the water.

06/10/2014

File photo of a storm. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

Scientists Tagging Sharks In Gulf Of Mexico To Help Predict Hurricanes

Scientists are tagging sharks in the Gulf of Mexico in hopes that they will help predict future hurricanes.

05/24/2014

Cleanup efforts under way after a barge carrying a million gallons of crude oil collided with a ship. (Getty Images)

No Timetable Set To Reopen Major Shipping Channel After 170,000 Gallons Of Tar-Like Oil Spills Into Waterway

No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat.

03/24/2014

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