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2014-07-17 08:23:58

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnetation LLC (Magnetation) announced today that it has successfully completed a $100 million senior secured notes tack-on offering. The proceeds from the offering will be used to complete its iron ore expansion projects ahead of schedule and finance the increased production capacity of its new iron ore concentrate plant. "We are very pleased with the execution on these projects by our Magnetation team members as well as our...

Scientists Working To Protect Australia's Great Barrier Reef
2014-07-03 14:37:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Australian scientists are studying degraded reefs off the Northwest Australian coast as the country marks a decade since a massive rezoning of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “Reefs north of Exmouth have experienced large-scale bleaching in the past five years,” said Malcolm McCulloch from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at the University of Western Australia. The marine biology team is busy...

2014-06-23 20:20:39

VANCOUVER, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS; TSX: PAA) ("Pan American" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the positive results of a preliminary economic assessment (the "PEA" or the "Assessment") of expanding its Dolores mine in Chihuahua, Mexico by adding a milling and pulp agglomeration circuit to the processing flow sheet to enhance silver and gold recoveries of higher grade mineralization, as well as by developing an underground mine to...

2014-06-16 20:20:43

THE HAGUE, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dutch Shell plc ("Shell") today announced the sale of a total of approximately 156.5 million shares in Woodside Petroleum Limited ("Woodside") representing a total estimated value to Shell of around US$5.0 billion on an after tax basis. The sale, which represents 19.0% of Woodside's issued share capital, is through an underwritten sell-down to equity market investors and a selective share buy-back by Woodside. "Today's...

2014-06-04 23:00:58

Hart Energy's DUG Australia conference and exhibition is scheduled for 26-28 August 2014 at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane, Queensland. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Hundreds of petroleum industry leaders from Australia, North America and throughout the Asia-Pacific region will hear executive speakers and engage in detailed discussions about Australia’s burgeoning unconventional oil and gas resources developments at the 2nd annual DUG Australia conference...

2014-06-02 08:22:30

JOHANNESBURG, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) hereby advises that the South Deep Project in South Africa is today again operational after the Section 54 order, issued by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) on 27 May 2014, has been lifted. The DMR issued the Section 54 order after an in loco inspection into the circumstances surrounding two separate fatal accidents on 17 and 27 May, 2014, placing a moratorium...

2014-05-23 16:23:11

SYDNEY, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivid Sydney (23 May - 9 June) was officially opened tonight by the NSW Premier Mike Baird, as the Sails of iconic Sydney Opera House came alive with world-exclusive, stunning 3D-mapped projections, and the Harbour City was filled with colour and light. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7233751-destination-nsw-sixth-annual-vivid-sydney-festival-color-and-light Vivid Sydney, the...

2014-05-21 08:30:13

Kovac's HydraFacial treatment is restoring youth to the faces of men and women at her clinic in Noosa, Australia NOOSA, Australia, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grace Kovac at the Professional Beauty Clinic on the Sunshine Coast is delivering that long-sought-after beauty magic of restoring youth to the faces of men and women, making the world a more beautiful place. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140520/89423 )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140520/89422 )...

2014-05-13 16:23:08

ST. LOUIS, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today announced that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Singapore-based Bentley Resources to sell its Wilkie Creek Mine in Queensland's Surat Basin for approximately US$70 million in cash and the assumption of rail/port obligations and other liabilities, with closing subject to certain conditions. Wilkie Creek has been closed since December 2013. Peabody Energy is the world's largest...

2014-04-30 12:26:34

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swift Endeavor has announced the signing of Hobart Ocean, an American rock band, to a worldwide deal. Hobart Ocean who has impressed the Swift Endeavor team, as well as many others in the international music industry officially signed with Swift Endeavor in Los Angeles. This sensational group of young individuals comprises of the lead singer Travis Leonard, the lead guitarist Steven Hopkins, the bass guitarist Jaron Lancaster, and the...


Latest Geography of Australia Reference Libraries

Short-spined Crown-of-thorns Starfish, Acanthaster brevispinus
2013-08-12 14:37:20

The short-spined crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster brevispinus) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Acanthasteridae family. This species has a large range that includes the Great Barrier Reef, the Philippines, and the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Because these areas are so far away from one another, the full range of this starfish cannot be known, but it can be said that it resides in a tropical or subtropical environment. It was first discovered by W.K. Fisher, who...

Mulga Lands
2013-04-19 20:34:07

The Mulga Lands are an interim Australian bioregion out of eastern Australia made up of dry and sandy plains that are scattered with mulga trees. Located in inland New South Wales and Queensland these are level plains with some low hills and infertile sandy soil with a cover of shrubs and grasses with mulga and eucalyptus trees. The region incorporates regions of wetland, the majority of which are only seasonally flooded, these include Lake Numalla and Lake Wyara, the Currawinya Lakes,...

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2009-04-07 18:18:26

The Blue Bonnet (Northiella haematogaster) is a species of bird native to Australia. It is the only member of the genus Northiella. Its habitat includes open woodland, scrub, river forest, spinifex (a type of Australian grass), and farmlands. It is found throughout the eastern half of Australia, and a smaller race is found in the western Australian Nullarbor (flat, almost treeless, arid or semi-arid country immediately north of the Great Australian Bight) region. This bird is about 10.6...

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