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Government Approves East Coast Oil Exploration

Government Approves East Coast Oil Exploration

AP (July 18, 2014) — The Obama administration approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by endangered whales and turtles. (July 18) Video provided by AP
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Portland Attempts World Record for Tree Hugging

Portland Attempts World Record for Tree Hugging

Reuters - US Online Video (July 13, 2014) — Some 1,000 happy Portlanders go into Oregon's redwoods to attempt a world record for tree hugging. Mana Rabiee reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Global Oil Demand to Increase Next Year at Fastest Pace Since 2010

Global Oil Demand to Increase Next Year at Fastest Pace Since 2010

TheStreet (July 11, 2014) — Global oil demand will rise at the fastest pace in five years in 2015, according to the International Energy Agency. The IEA said that world oil consumption will increase next year by 1.4 million barrels a day to a record 94.1 million. Most of the increase in oil supply will be from nations outside of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Oil supply from non-OPEC countries will rise by 1.2 million barrels a day next year as North American production rises. The demand for oil will be driven in large part by China, which the agency said will see demand increase by more than 4% to about 10.8 million a day. Video provided by TheStreet
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Contaminated Water at Fukushima Plant to Be Frozen

Contaminated Water at Fukushima Plant to Be Frozen

AFP (July 10, 2014) — The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant takes foreign press on a tour of the “ice wall” it is building to block contaminated water from leaking into the ocean. Duration: 00:46 Video provided by AFP
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