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2014-06-19 12:23:26

Not only is hydraulic fracturing leading to depletion in water levels, but U.S. scientists and environmentalists are worried whether the contaminated drilling fluid could prove threatening to water as a resource and human health. DURHAM, N.C., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Texas, Colorado and Pennsylvania are probably places where 'fracking' is rampant. It is a well-known fact that agriculture consumes most of the water in western states. Fracking is the new 'straw that broke...

2014-06-19 08:23:48

TSXV: GGIOTC: GGIFF Frankfurt: RQM VANCOUVER, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Further to its news release of May 14, 2014, Garibaldi Resources Corp. (the "Company" or "Garibaldi") is pleased to provide this progress report as drilling continues at the Silver Eagle target, Rodadero North in central Sonora State, Mexico. A fourth hole is now under way to test the geometry and dimensions of a promising high-grade, near-surface structure. Pending additional assay results are eagerly...

2014-06-18 16:22:54

HOUSTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) will host its second quarter 2014 earnings webcast and conference call at 9:00 a.m., Central Time, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The Company plans to issue its financial and operating results prior to the market opening on the same day. The webcast and presentation materials will be accessible on the 'Investors' page of the Company's website, www.nobleenergyinc.com. Conference call numbers for participation are...

2014-06-18 16:22:30

Trading Symbols: GTP - (TSX-V) P01 - (FRANKFURT) COLTF - (OTCQX) MONTREAL, June 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Colt Resources Inc. ("Colt" or the "Company") (TSXV: GTP) (FRA: P01) (OTCQX: COLTF) is pleased to announce the completion of the infill drilling campaign, at its 100% controlled "Boa Fé" gold project located in Southern Portugal. Colt is also pleased to announce the commencement of infill and resource expansion...

2014-06-18 10:04:17

The UC Santa Barbara Current A graduate student assesses the underlying assumptions and predictive ability of functional-group models used to study seabed communities UC Santa Barbara doctoral candidate Caitlin Fong travels to French Polynesia often but not for vacation. She goes there to study a coral reef ecosystem influenced by human impacts such as overfishing and nutrient pollution. Her work focuses not only on biological changes but also methods scientists use to determine...

2014-06-17 08:22:35

Trading Symbols: TSX: CRJ; OTCQB: CLGRF SASKATOON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Claude Resources Inc. ("Claude" and or the "Company") today announced initial production from the Santoy Gap deposit is ahead of schedule. For the month of May, development ore from three levels in the eastern block of the Santoy Gap deposit produced on average 125 tonnes per day at a grade of approximately 7.1 grams per tonne. Production at Santoy Gap began only two and a half years after its...

2014-06-16 23:11:56

Saddleback continues its alliance with INT by providing Attribute::Toolbox™ to all licensed users of INTViewer™. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Saddleback Geosolutions LLC announced today that it has released its first installment of its innovative interactive seismic attribute package: Attribute::Workbench™, and inked a deal to deliver Attribute::Toolbox™, an interactive 24-seismic attribute package, to all licensed users of INT’s innovative data visualization...

2014-06-16 18:02:39

Science China Press Chinese and American scientists collaborating in the study of an active seismic fault that produced one of China's most deadly earthquakes say their deployment of an airborne LiDAR system, which uses pulses of laser light to calculate distances and chart terrain features, has helped them produce the most precise topographical measurements ever of the fault zone. "Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) presents a new approach to build detailed topographic maps...

2014-06-16 12:23:02

HOUSTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSE MKT: GST) ("Gastar") reported today that it has reached total depth on the vertical pilot hole for its first Utica/Point Pleasant well in Marshall County, West Virginia. The Simms 5-UH well was drilled to a total depth of 11,410 feet and encountered approximately 92 net feet of pay in the Point Pleasant formation with measured porosities up to 17%. Gastar expects estimated formation pressures to be approximately...

2014-06-16 09:57:20

European Association of Geochemistry Two studies show that the movement rate of plates carrying the Earth's crust may not be constant over time. This could provide a new explanation for the patterns observed in the speed of evolution and has implications for the interpretation of climate models. The work is presented today at Goldschmidt 2014, the premier geochemistry conference taking place in Sacramento, California, USA. The Earth's continental crust can be thought of as an archive...


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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...

Paektu Mountain
2014-08-28 10:46:25

Paektu Mountain, also known as Baektu Mountain or Changbai Mountain, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of China and North Korea. At an elevation of 9,003 feet, it is the tallest peak on the Korean Peninsula and in northeastern China, as well as the tallest peak in the Baekdudaegan and Changbai mountain ranges. The volcano is a popular tourist area for many South Koreans and foreign travelers. Paektu Mountain is a cone shaped volcano that holds a large caldera that...

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