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The Largest Virus
July 22, 2013 |

An organism found in the waters off the coast of Chile and another found in a pond in Australia are thought to be the largest viruses ever discovered.

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Australia Energy Report
June 26, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
Australia, rich in hydrocarbons and uranium, was the world's second largest coal exporter in 2011 and the third largest liquefied natural gas exporter in 2012.

World’s Largest Landslides
March 29, 2014 |
The Heart Mountain Landslide of Wyoming is the largest known subaerial landslide that has been recognized on Earth. The largest submarine slide is the Storegga slide off the coast of Norway.

The Largest Floating Vessel and First Ocean-Based LNG Plant
December 4, 2013 | Financial Post
The Financial Post has an article (and a shocking image) that describe Shell's Prelude project - the world's largest floating vessel and the first ocean-based LNG plant. It will be stationed off the coast of western Australia. Related: What is LNG?

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