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Dangerous heat wave forecast for Arizona, California deserts

Reuters: A potentially deadly heat wave is expected to bear down on some Arizona and California desert areas in the next few days, forecasters said on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Australia approves BHP’s Olympic Dam mine expansion

Reuters: BHP Billiton moved closer to an estimated $20 billion to $30 billion expansion of its Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine after winning environmental approvals on Monday for the project in the deserts of southern Australia. The approvals give BHP the green light to nearly quadruple the mine’s copper output to 750,000 tonnes annually to help feed a growing market in Asia, especially China, where copper consumption is forecast to surge 6 percent this year. Continue reading

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