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Giant Insects Ruled The Sky Until Evolution Of Birds Kicked In
2012-06-05 04:02:22

Giant insects in ancient days use to be kings of the sky, until the evolution of birds about 150 million years ago. Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz found that despite rising oxygen levels, insects eventually lost their grip as the dominate species in the sky. During the late Carboniferous and early Permian periods the skies were littered with 28-inch dragonfly-like insects and other ancient species that were too big to whack with a fly swatter. The authors of...

Next Supercontinent Could Be Formed Near North Pole
2012-02-09 06:13:38

All of Earth's continents, believed to have once been joined together as a supercontinent known as Pangaea, will be reunited as a single landmass near the North Pole within the next 50 million to 200 million years, researchers from Yale University claim in a new study. According to MSNBC Science Editor Alan Boyle, the Yale researchers, including geologist Ross Mitchell, used a computer model to determine the estimated location of the new supercontinent, which they have dubbed Amasia due to...

2011-12-28 07:46:39

University of Oregon scientist finds evidence that the transition occurred in humid, wooded floodplains A small fish crawling on stumpy limbs from a shrinking desert pond is an icon of can-do spirit, emblematic of a leading theory for the evolutionary transition between fish and amphibians. This theorized image of such a drastic adaptation to changing environmental conditions, however, may, itself, be evolving into a new picture. University of Oregon scientist Gregory J. Retallack,...

2011-05-03 08:17:47

Extinction of fishes 360 million years ago created natural ecology experiment In modern ecology, the removal or addition of a predator to an ecosystem can produce dramatic changes in the population of prey species. For the first time, scientists have observed the same dynamics in the fossil record, thanks to a mass extinction that decimated ocean life 360 million years ago. What was bad for fish was good for the fish's food, according to a paper published May 2 in Proceedings of the National...

2011-02-15 14:31:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Peregrine Pipeline Company is a team of midstream professionals and affiliate companies, serving the natural gas exploration and production industry. Services include natural gas gathering, treating/processing, transportation, compression, dehydration, and marketing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/DA48725LOGO) Peregrine's major systems include gas gathering and transport pipelines in the Barnett Shale and Fayetteville...

2011-02-01 13:14:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Energy Services is pleased to announce the acquisition of Koda Rathole, LLC which was made official on January 31st, 2011. Koda Rathole, headquartered in North Richland Hills, Texas, provides the service of setting conductor pipe and drilling of the rat and mouse holes in preparation for the drilling of a new oil or gas well. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110201/DA40386LOGO) Koda Rathole's CEO Craig Rosengrants said, "We are very...

2010-08-18 14:05:00

DALLAS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Chestnut Petroleum is pleased to announce the recent completion of the Crowley Teeter #1H, a horizontal well drilled in the sweet spot of the massive Newark, East gas field in the Barnett Shale. Completed in May 2010, the Tarrant County well started production at a rate of 5,866 MCF of natural gas per day after a massive 4-stage fracture stimulation procedure. In the first 60 days of production, the Crowley Teeter #1H has sold 254,552 MCF of natural gas down...

Latest Carboniferous Reference Libraries

2014-01-12 00:00:00

Atrypa (lampshell) is an extinct genus of brachiopod from the Late Ordovician stage (444 million years ago) to the Carboniferous stage (318 mya). It occurs abundantly as fossils in marine rocks. Fossils have been found on all continents except Antarctica. This animal has distinctive concentric growth lines and is unusual in that in some Devonian beds there are numerous remains of the pedicle (foot) valve, but very few of the brachial (upper) valve -- scientists speculate that strong ocean...

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