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First Eyewitness Accounts Of Mystery Volcanic Eruption

First Eyewitness Accounts Of Mystery Volcanic Eruption

Hannah Johnson, University of Bristol New light has been shed on one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last 500 years – the so-called 'Unknown eruption' – thanks to an unusual collaboration between a historian and a team of earth...

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2014-09-22 08:23:38

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) today closed on the sale of its Granite Wash assets. As previously announced, the purchase price was $588 million (after-tax proceeds were approximately $582 million). Proceeds will be used to call Newfield's 7(1/8 )% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2018. As a result of the sale, Newfield adjusted its 2014 production guidance and provided an estimate for its Granite Wash volumes in 2014-16....

2014-09-22 08:22:32

VANCOUVER, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Capstone Mining Corp. ("Capstone") (TSX: CS) today announced that it has received an amended Quartz Mining License for the Minto North Deposit as outlined in the Phase V/VI Pre-Feasibility Study. It has not, however, received its Water Use License ("WUL") amendment, which the Yukon Water Board believes is required in order to commence pre-stripping of Capstone's Minto North pit. Underground mining and milling operations are not affected...

2014-09-19 23:00:26

Thousands of Unbound families are being evacuated from their homes while a tropical storm floods homes in Metro Manila and a grumbling Mayon Volcano is threatening to erupt in Legazpi. Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Unbound, an international humanitarian organization based in Kansas City, is responding to families in regions of the Philippines being affected by both a tropical storm and an active volcano. More than 1,060 families evacuated to the nearest public schools while...

2014-09-19 08:22:18

HOUSTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC. (NASDAQ: PTEN) today announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into an agreement to acquire the Texas-based pressure pumping assets of a privately held company. The acquisition includes 143,250 horsepower of hydraulic fracturing equipment, which was manufactured in 2011 and 2012, and provides Patterson-UTI with two additional bases of operations and employees to support customer activity in the Eagle Ford and...

2014-09-18 16:21:54

- AUSTRALIA EXPECTED TO BENEFIT FROM RECENT CHINA COAL QUALITY POLICIES ST. LOUIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today provided an update on coal fundamentals and Peabody's positioning given recent global and domestic industry events. "We believe there is a fundamental mismatch in early reporting regarding China's new coal quality policies relative to the emerging view of its likely beneficial effects on Australian high-quality coal exports," said...

2014-09-17 20:20:54

VANCOUVER, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Sunward Resources Ltd. ("Sunward" or the "Company") (TSX: SWD; OTCQX: SNWRF) announces that all resolutions presented at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on September 16, 2014 were approved by the shareholders, including the election of nine directors nominated by management: Jay Sujir, Philip O'Neill, William Hayden, Terry Palmer, Gillyeard J. Leathley, Igor Levental, Peter Cheesbrough, Ricardo Duarte, and Gregory A. Lang, as directors of...

2014-09-17 08:27:29

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Resorts has been chosen to host the prestigious international AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Golf Open which will take place from 7th to 10th May 2015 on Heritage Golf Club golf course. The official launch was held on Friday 26th of August 2014 at the C Beach Club at Heritage Resorts located at Domaine de Bel Ombre. This world-class golf tournament will become the first ever tri-sanctioned tournament endorsed by the...

2014-09-16 08:23:48

Hole 39 steps out 140m north cutting 252m of 0.69% Cu and 0.55 g/T AuHole 40 retests assumed southern limit, predicts a southern extension of deposit Trading Symbols: TSX: SEA NYSE: SA TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Seabridge Gold today announced initial results from its 2014 drill program on the Deep Kerr copper-gold...

2014-09-15 08:22:11

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Alacer Gold Corp. ("Alacer" or the "Company") [TSX: ASR and ASX: AQG] announces drilling results to date from the Company's 2014 exploration program in Turkey. Drilling results are from several areas in the Çöpler District and from the Dursunbey prospect in western Turkey. DRILLING HIGHLIGHTS Drilling at Dursunbey in western Turkey has delineated five separate mineralized zones within a 1,500m by 300m area. These near-surface zones dip shallowly to the NW...

2014-09-12 12:23:36

Three pointers and 100 point games from sharpshooting Iona Gaels this season turn into donations for "Save the Skin" cancer awareness charity and Goal Club athletics support association. NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- North 6(th) Agency (N6A), an award-winning communications agency based in New York City, today announced the launch of "Root to Shoot", a first-of-its-kind fundraising promotion in partnership with the Iona College athletics department for the 2014-15 Iona...


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Norfolk Kaka, Nestor productus
2014-09-11 10:58:16

The Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus) is an extinct species of large parrot belonging to the parrot super family Strigopoidea. The bird was about 38 centimeters in long with mostly olive-brown upperparts, orange cheeks and throat, straw-colored breast and thighs, rump and lower abdomen dark orange and a prominent beak. It lived in the rocks and treetops of Norfolk Island and the adjacent Phillip Island. It was a relative of the Kaka from New Zealand. It was initially described by the...

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

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