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Gulf Oil Spill: One Year Later

After the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, nature has shown surprising strength—but the long-term damage remains to be seen.

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Resilience Amid Unknowns

The full impact of last year's massive spill on April 20 will take years to manifest, but there are some encouraging signs. What We Know Now »

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Four Deepwater Drilling Frontiers

Oil companies have used new technology to extend the reach of their operations.

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Deformities Linked to Spill?

Scientists have noted abnormalities in fish and a rise in deaths of marine animals.

2010 Photos From the Aftermath

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    After the Spill

    Follow the stories of fishermen in Venice, Louisiana in the wake of one of the greatest environmental disasters in U.S. history.

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Gulf Oil Spill: One Year Later

2010 Photos From the Aftermath

All Gulf Oil Spill Coverage »

National Geographic DVD

  • 1095233_edit.jpg

    After the Spill

    Follow the stories of fishermen in Venice, Louisiana in the wake of one of the greatest environmental disasters in U.S. history.

Latest Photo Galleries

See more photos »