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JUN 30, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Oklahoma court rules earthquake victim can sue oil companies

An Oklahoma woman who was injured when an earthquake rocked her home in 2011 can sue oil companies for damages, the state's highest court ruled on Tuesday, opening the door to other potential lawsuits against the state's energy companies.     Oklahoma has experienced a dramatic spike in earthquakes in the last five years, and researchers have blamed the oil and ...

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JUN 30, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Image of Asia: Celebrating while planting paddy in Nepal

In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, farmers play with sludge as they plant paddy saplings in a field outside Kathmandu, Nepal, on Asar Pandhra day. Nepalese farmers consider the day to be auspicious for planting paddy. Playing in the mud, planting and eating special foods are common ways to celebrate the festival, which coincides with the beginning of the monsoon ...

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JUN 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Donors pledge $4.4 billion for earthquake-hit Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Foreign donor nations and agencies announced $4.4 billion in aid for Nepal on Thursday, covering about two-third of what the Himalayan nation says it needs to rebuild from devastating earthquakes that killed more than 8,800 people and made millions homeless. Nepal and India are joined in both their joys and sorrows. [...] we need to closely ...

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JUN 24, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Oklahoma drilling regulator calls spike in quakes a 'game changer'

From June 17 to 24, there have been 35 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in the state, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey. Particularly worrying for regulators, some of the recent quakes occurred in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, where there are no high-volume wastewater injection wells. Drillers were directed by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), which regulates the ...

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JUN 24, 2015 - Reuters

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Exclusive: Oklahoma drilling regulator calls spike in quakes a 'game changer'

(Reuters) - A spike in earthquakes across Oklahoma is forcing the state's energy regulator to urgently consider tougher restrictions on drilling activity, a spokesman said on Wednesday, calling it a "game changer."

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