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Sri Lanka says oil spill 'contained'

An oil slick from a sunken cargo vessel has been contained and is no longer a threat to beach resorts popular with foreign tourists, Sri Lankan authorities declared on Sunday.

dateAug 27, 2012 in Environment
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Plane carrying 3 Canadians missing in Antarctica

Bad weather has forced rescuers to wait until Friday to try to reach a small plane believed to have crashed in an Antarctic mountain range while carrying three Canadians between scientific research stations on the continent.

dateJan 24, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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German grain harvest higher despite floods

Germany, Europe's second-biggest grain producer after France, reported a 3.0-percent increase in its harvest this year, despite the bad weather and flooding, data showed on Thursday.

dateAug 22, 2013 in Ecology
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Japan Spring whaling haul at record low

Japanese whalers hunting the mammals in the northwestern Pacific caught a record-low 34 minke whales this Spring, the fisheries agency said Thursday, blaming bad weather.

dateJun 06, 2013 in Ecology
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Storm threatens BP efforts to plug Gulf well

The threat of a new tropical storm forced crews to make preparations to protect the damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well, which could delay plans to permanently seal the leak that led to the environmental disaster.

dateJul 22, 2010 in Environment
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