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2012-03-24 04:46:39

A new method to make better use of vast amounts of data related to global geography, population and climate may help determine the relative importance of population increases vs. climate change. While several recent studies suggest that much of the world is likely to experience freshwater shortages as the population increases and temperatures rise, determining the relative impact of each has been difficult. An Oak Ridge National Laboratory paper published in Computers & Geosciences...

World Water Day 2012
2012-03-22 09:48:05

Today marks World Water Day 2012, a day created by the United Nations that is meant to focus on the importance of sustaining freshwater sources. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says the world will have to produce up to 70 percent more food to feed the 9 billion people expected to inhabit Earth by 2050.  It said this will ultimately require better water management. Water consumption by agriculture is expected to jump 19 percent by 2050, but the U.N. World Water...

2012-03-21 10:22:09

AUSTIN, Texas, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation (AMEX: FPP) today announced financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. Ray Reaves, President and CEO of FieldPoint stated, "The most significant event for FieldPoint in 2011 was certainly the completion of our first well in the Lusk Field of Lea County, New Mexico. This well came on line in late December and consequently contributed very little to last year's earnings. However, the well is...

2012-03-20 06:20:31

HOUSTON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is offering college and university students a chance to help design a deep space habitat. The Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge is accepting applications for the 2013 challenge, inviting students to design, manufacture, assemble and test systems for use on NASA's deep space habitat prototype. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Past projects have included an inflatable loft for crew...

2012-03-19 23:01:43

The 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate named The Millennium Project one of the finalists based on the criteria of evaluating the humanitarian benefits and measurable results of applying technology to meet a specific social need. This was an especially competitive year for the prestigious program. (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 The Millennium Project (MP) is a unique global participatory think tank established in 1996, after a three-year feasibility study supported by the US EPA, UNU, UNDP, and...

2012-03-14 18:21:00

HOUSTON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) announced today that it and its partners in the Tamar field have signed a gas sales agreement to sell natural gas from the Tamar field, offshore Israel, to Israel Electric Corporation Limited (IEC). Under the 15-year agreement, IEC is expected to purchase approximately 2.7 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas as fuel to provide electricity to the state of Israel and retains, under certain conditions, an option to...

2012-03-14 06:45:00

MINOT, N.D., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2nd Annual Bakken Investor Conference connects energy sector and real estate investors with opportunities in the Bakken Shale Play. The 2012 Bakken Investor Conference will be held April 2-4, 2012 in Minot, North Dakota. Oil & Gas Operating and Service Company Presentations The company presentations scheduled at the conference offer a mix of publicly traded and privately held companies. Take this opportunity to hear the latest from these...

2012-03-09 11:07:24

Nanoparticles are everywhere. From cosmetics and clothes, to soda and snacks. But as versatile as they are, nanoparticles also have a downside, say researchers at Binghamton University and Cornell University in a recent paper published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. These tiny particles, even in low doses, could have a big impact on our long-term health. According to lead author of the article, Gretchen Mahler, assistant professor of bioengineering at Binghamton University, much of...

2012-03-08 15:05:00

HOUSTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Ltd. (NYSE Amex: GST) ("Gastar") today reported financial and operating results for the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2011. Net loss attributable to Gastar's common shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $1.0 million, or $0.02 per diluted share. This compares to a net loss of $2.9 million, or $0.06 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2010. Results in both periods were impacted by non-cash...

2012-03-07 15:33:00

DALLAS, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Matador Resources Company (NYSE: MTDR) ("Matador" or the "Company") today announced its capital budget and operating plans for 2012 as well as its initial guidance for selected 2012 operating metrics. 2012 Guidance Capital Spending and Operating Plans As set forth in its initial public offering prospectus dated February 1, 2012, Matador's 2012 capital budget is estimated to be approximately $313 million. The Company plans to direct approximately 94%...