Year after spill: Gulf is recovering, but problems remain


First Posted: 4/18/2011

Scientists judge the overall health of the Gulf of Mexico as nearly back to normal one year after the BP oil spill, but with glaring blemishes that restrain their optimism about nature's resiliency, an Associated Press survey of researchers shows. This interactive includes a grading system of the Gulf's environment a year later, an analysis of how BP handled the crisis, videographics exploring the causes and effects of the spill and video pieces on life for Gulf residents a year later.