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Guyana seeks to phase out use of mercury in mines

Authorities in Guyana are testing alternative ways to extract gold from heavy ore amid international efforts to restrict the use of mercury. Full story

Tullow Oil says concerns halt drilling off Guyana

An international consortium drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Guyana says it has decided to halt an exploratory high-pressure well over safety concerns. Full story

Guyana oil exploration stirs up Venezuela border dispute

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition accused the government on Wednesday of turning a blind eye to neighboring Guyana's oil exploration in a border region claimed by Venezuela, potentially inflaming a territorial dispute that dates back more than a century. Full story

NTSB will probe Guyana crash

   The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a team to Guyana to investigate the crash landing of a Caribbean Airlines passenger plan that missed a runway and split in half. As NBC’s Jeff Rossen reports, it was a miracle there was no casualties.

How to survive a plane crash

   A jetliner overshot its runway in Guyana and crashed, but everyone survived. Investigators are looking to find out not only what went wrong, but also what went right and kept people alive. NBC's Jeff Rossen reports.

Nightly News Now - July 30

   Got a minute? NBC's Lester Holt takes a look at the stories making headlines this afternoon: The debt ceiling deadline looms, an incredible plane crash in Guyana, developments in the Amanda Knox case and more.

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