The Week in Pictures: Divers Look at BP Oil Spill Underwater, 'Top Kill' Working, Fish with Hands, and More (Slideshow)
It's been over a month since the $560-million oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and sunk and vast quantities of oil are still leaking into the Gulf of Mexico, causing an environmental catastrophe of epic proportions. Yesterday morning U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen told the media that BP's "top kill" effort has "stabilised the wellhead" and that pressure coming from the well is now "very low". On Monday, along with ABC's Sam Champion, chief ocean correspondent for Planet Green Philippe Cousteau dove in the oil spill; they were the first to do so.
Aside from BP oil spill news, the Environmental Working Group has released their 2010 Sunscreen Guide, in which they independently tested 1400 SPF-rated products, only 8% were found to contain healthier ingredients and offer sufficient protection; an endangered species of fish with hand-like fins were discovered. Find out what else happened this week in green in our photo roundup of the most popular, most interesting, and most outrageous stories.