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2010: The Year in Environmental Disasters

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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

In one of the year's biggest stories -- environmental or otherwise -- the Gulf of Mexico was flooded with more than 185 million gallons of oil after a rig contracted to BP exploded in April.

Even now, the toll of the spill on sea life, plants, Gulf industry, and the lives of the residents is still accumulating...and we still wonder if the fish is safe for consumption.

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

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