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2008-10-01 15:00:44

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2008) - NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. North Sea Energy (UK) Limited (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed a US$12,000,000 funding arrangement with Gemini Oil & Gas Fund II, L.P. ("Gemini") for the development of the Jacky oilfield ("Jacky"), located in Block 12/21c offshore the United Kingdom. Production at Jacky is expected by the end of 2008 and the Operator...

2008-09-19 03:00:23

By Schofield, D I Evans, J A; Millar, I L; Wilby, P R; Aspden, J A A new U-Pb date of 615.2 +- 13 (2sigma) Ma for the Twt Hill Granite, North Wales, contrasts with an Rb-Sr isochron age of 491 +- 12 (2sigma) Ma from the same body. The latter age is thought to result from isotope resetting during regional low-grade metamorphism or fault reactivation. The Rb-Sr age also coincides with the onset of latest Cambrian to Early Tremadoc regression and is taken to reflect tectonic uplift prior to...

2008-08-19 18:00:00

SOME of the region's wildlife-rich fields are in danger of being lost forever. Over the past 60 years, a staggering 97% of Britain's wildflower grasslands and meadows have been destroyed. One in five of the nation's wild plants are on the verge of extinction and species- rich grasslands are becoming increasingly rare. In response to this crisis, Northumberland Wildlife Trust has launched an appeal aimed at protecting one of Northumberland's most threatened and exceptional landscape...