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Welcome to Williston, North Dakota: America's new gold rush city 28.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The most expensive place to rent new housing in the US isn't Miami, LA or even New York. Thanks to the fracking boom, it's Williston, North Dakota, where Walmart pays $20/hour and new arrivals sleep in shipping containers. How does a city cope with a modern-day gold rush? 'Dropping dead is my retirement': the gold rushers of Williston in pictures Anyone who happened to pass along the northern slope of the Missouri river valley on US Route 2 in 2008, at the start of the global economic recession, would have seen a small city, suffering from the same malaise that was afflicting every other ranching-and-farming community scattered about the immense expanse of the US great plains. Young people were leaving Williston, North Dakota. The remaining residents were aging and dying off. No new industries wanted to move to an obscure corner of what was already one of the most obscure US states, plagued by a midcontinental climate where the average January night dips down to -18C and the normal July highs are ...
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Fracking: oil exploration already occurs in national parks, says energy minister 28.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
Tory MP Matthew Hancock's remark comes as government invites firms to bid for first onshore oil and gas licences in six years Continue reading...
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Northern Colorado officials eye the risk of oil train derailments 28.7.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
The derailment of five cars of an oil train May 9, which spilled 8,000 gallons of petroleum, was a wake-up call for northern Colorado, fire and safety officials ...
When It Comes to Office Work, You Can't Be Too Careful 28.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Safety awareness is serious business at workplaces such as construction sites, food manufacturing plants, mines and oil rigs. Now field-inspired safety protocols are migrating to the office, where hazards include dripping umbrellas and hot cups of coffee.
When It Comes to Office Work, You Can't Be Too Careful 28.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: Page One
Safety awareness is serious business at workplaces such as construction sites, food manufacturing plants, mines and oil rigs. Now field-inspired safety protocols are migrating to the office, where hazards include dripping umbrellas and hot cups of coffee.
Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards 28.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
Drilling will be allowed in national parks in 'exceptional circumstances' but ministers retain power to veto plans Continue reading...
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Syrian army recaptures key gas field 27.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
Damascus, July 27 : The Syrian troops have recaptured a key gas field after intense fighting with militants of the Islamic State, the military said in a statement.
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Some See Upside for Halliburton 27.7.2014 WSJ.com: Investing
For better or worse, the company is in fracking.
Oil drilling in North Dakota raises concerns about radioactive waste 27.7.2014 LA Times: Nation
Every weekday, about a dozen large garbage trucks peel away from the oil boom that has spread through western North Dakota to bump along a gravel road to the McKenzie County landfill.
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North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks 26.7.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said Friday.
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EPA official says North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks; debris still smoking 26.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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ND saltwater pipeline leak may have reached creek 25.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Department of Health says "a small amount" may have entered an oxbow of Timber Creek approximately five miles northwest of Arnegard.
Islamic State fighters capture military base in Syria, behead soldiers 25.7.2014 L.A. Times - World News
Militants with the Al Qaeda breakaway group Islamic State seized control of a military base in northern Syria late Thursday night, beheading dozens of soldiers and displaying their headless bodies, activists said.  
In China, a single plague death means an entire city quarantined 25.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Tens of thousands of people were trapped in Yumen when officials swiftly locked down the city after a man died of plague, highlighting China's severe approach to the threat from disease How pandemics spread video The decision by Chinese authorities to quarantine parts of Yumen city after a local man died of the bubonic plague made headlines around the world. While four people were also diagnosed with the disease in Colorado this week all were treated in hospital and quickly released the 38-year-old Chinese farmers death brought a far more dramatic response from Yumens authorities. On Tuesday, when authorities still had whole swaths of the city in lockdown, the state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) reported from the scene. The reporter, wearing a face mask , stood in front of a roadblock guarded by two uniformed police officers, also wearing face masks. They had laid down orange traffic cones and tyre-puncture spike strips. The camera panned over warehouses stocked with rice, cooking oil ...
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Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned 24.7.2014 Seattle Times: Politics
Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable liquids through America's towns and cities.
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UN envoy urges Security Council to demand halt to Sunni extremist group's hostilities in Iraq 23.7.2014 Star Tribune: World
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'Republicans aren't good at ground games in Alaska. That's their weakness' 23.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

With an unpopular president, and the GOP in control elsewhere in Alaska, Democratic senator Mark Begich appears hugely vulnerable. So why can't Republicans land a killer blow?

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Conservationists call for Canary Islands whale sanctuary instead of oil scheme 23.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
World Wide Fund for Nature launches campaign as Repsol announces that exploratory drilling could start in October Continue reading...
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Roustabout roadies 23.7.2014 Durango Herald
GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Not much housecleaning gets done when Justin Page gets home.After working a 15-day “hitch” for Calfrac in the oil fields of Williston, North Dakota, the six days off that follow are precious time with his family, wife Angela, and their three girls.Who cares if the house gets a little...
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Fire department says blaze at oil supply company in North Dakota extinguished; cause unknown 23.7.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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