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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.

Jul 22, 2010
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Tar balls hit Texas as oil spill cost soars

Tar balls from the Gulf of Mexico spill have turned up on the Texas coast, expanding the oil slick's impact to all five Gulf states, officials said late Monday, as BP's disaster costs soared above three billion ...

Jul 06, 2010
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Dolphin hunting season kicks off in Japan

The controversial six-month dolphin hunting season began on Monday in the infamous town of Taiji, but bad weather would delay any killing, a local official told AFP.

Sep 01, 2014
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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.

Aug 22, 2013
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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.

Jun 06, 2013
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