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MV Wakashio: Ship aground off Mauritius begins leaking oil
Mauritius declares a state of emergency after Japanese-owned carrier MV Wakashio starts leaking oil. 
© 2020 BBCWorld 1:05pm 

Beirut explosion: Families search for missing loved ones
Families in Beirut are still desperately seeking news of missing loved ones. 
© 2020 BBCWorld Fri 6:35pm 

-Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas

What do arsenic, lead and lavender oil have in common? They're all natural
OPINION: You could market snake venom as 'natural' but that doesn't mean you should drink it. 
© 2020 Wed 5:25am 

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Mexico crime: Mexican police seize alleged oil theft crime boss The Sledgehammer
"The Sledgehammer" is caught after releasing a bizarre, tearful video declaring war on security forces. 
© 2020 BBCWorld Mon 3:55pm 

Gas leak that held up ferries and cruise ship discovered hours earlier
Sensitive gas detectors have been installed at the Picton and Wellington terminals, and on board the Interislander to pick up minor leaks. 
© 2020 Sun 11:35am 

'We want to keep our foot on the gas' - Lakers' James leads protests as NBA returns
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James calls for his fellow NBA players to "keep our foot on the gas" in the push for racial justice as the season resumes in Orlando. 
© 2020 BBCWorld Fri, 31 Jul 8:05pm 

-Routine gas flaring is wasteful, polluting and undermeasured

Downer Awarded $324 Million In Contract Wins And Extensions
Downer EDI Limited (Downer) announced today that its Asset Services business had recently been awarded a number of contracts in the power generation, oil and gas, and industrial sectors with a combined value of approximately $324 million 
© 2020 Wed, 29 Jul 5:15pm 

Government eyes new $4 billion hydro-power project
The government will spend $30 million to investigate a potential $4 billion hydro scheme in Central Otago to reduce the need for coal and gas-fired generation in dry years and create jobs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.Energy... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Sun, 26 Jul 3:45pm 

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Waikato greenhouse gas production highest in New Zealand
Waikato was the biggest producer of greenhouse gases in the country in 2018, new data from Statistics New Zealand shows. 
© 2020 RadioNZ Thu, 23 Jul 3:15pm 

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-MV Wakashio: Ship aground off Mauritius begins leaking oil

George W Bush to publish book of immigrant oil portraits
The book will feature 43 oil paintings of American immigrants and essays by the 43rd US President. 
© 2020 BBCWorld 6:55am 

-Milwaukee chief demoted over tear-gas use, other concerns

Community anger as deadline for controls around toxic gas methyl bromide waived
Community groups are appalled that a government agency has extended a deadline for industry to recapture methyl bromide emissions. 
© 2020 Wed 8:45am 

Greenhouse gas emissions linked to New Zealand's melting glaciers - research
Until now, only one study has directly linked human activity to the demise of the glaciers. This new research shows yearly changes going back to '77. 
© 2020 RadioNZ Tue 3:15pm 

Arrest made after aggravated robbery at New Plymouth Mobil
Police have arrested a 26-year-old believed to be involved in an aggravated robbery at a New Plymouth gas station on Thursday. 
© 2020 Mon 9:15am 

Mt Albert Chinese restaurant badly damaged after night fire
A Mount Albert Chinese restaurant, known for its duck blood and beef tripe in hot chilli oil dish, has been badly damaged after fire broke out at about 11.30pm on Saturday night.A Fire and Emergency spokesman said the fire was well-involved... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Sun 7:45am 

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Gas leak closes road in central Wellington
A street in central Wellington was closed due to a suspected gas leak. 
© 2020 Wed, 29 Jul 2:15pm 

-UK government gives green light to more tear gas sales to US police despite UN warning over violence

One stabbed, several assaulted in Wellington gas station brawl
Five people have been arrested after an alleged group fight in Wellington where one person was stabbed and several others assaulted. 
© 2020 Sun, 26 Jul 10:05pm 

-Tear gas fired again; Portland protest standoff continues

'Constant and offensive': Odour from small-town waste oil processing plant causing ire
The waste oil plant has been issued several abatement notices but councils say it's powerless to shut it down. 
© 2020 Sun, 26 Jul 5:25am 

-Feds use tear gas to try to disperse rowdy Portland protests
-There’s nothing like using cheap Russian oil and an iron fist to stay in office | Opinion
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