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2014-08-15 20:20:59

VANCOUVER, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Veris Gold Corp.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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,

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

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


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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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