New Zealand’s government has offered to buy thousands of properties in areas in Christchurch, the country’s second largest city, because of the damage done by recent earthquakes. The government has set up a website, www.landcheck.org.nz, to help property owners work out which zone they are in.
Depletion of North Sea reserves to affect heating oil prices?
This is because, according to a diplomatic cable obtained by WikiLeaks and
reported by the Scotsman, concerns have been raised that the North Sea is
running out of the resource. The 2008 memo from then energy minister
Malcolm Wicks to the US government …