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2014-08-06 08:25:31

HOUSTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabine Oil & Gas LLC ("Sabine" or the "Company") today announced that Shane M. Bayless, the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities. Bayless will step down effective with the closing of the previously announced merger with Forest Oil Corporation. Bayless has served as Sabine's CFO since its inception in 2007. His departure is in no way related to any issues...

2014-08-05 20:21:29

SECOND STAGE OF DRILLING TO COMMENCE IMMEDIATELY TSXV: GGI OTC: GGIFF Frankfurt: RQM VANCOUVER, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Further to its news releases of May 14, 2014, and June 19, 2014, Garibaldi Resources Corp. (TSX.V: GGI) (the "Company" or "Garibaldi") is pleased to report that several additional diamond drill holes have confirmed the discovery of a shallow, high-grade mineralized system with apparent open-pit potential at the Company's Silver Eagle target (Rodadero North Project) in...

volcanic eruptions on Io
2014-08-05 04:32:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In August of last year, Jupiter's moon Io surprised astronomers with three massive volcanic eruptions within a two-week period. Two studies, accepted for publication in the journal Icarus, suggest that these volcanic "outbursts" might occur more commonly than previously thought. "We typically expect one huge outburst every one or two years, and they're usually not this bright," said Imke de Pater, professor and chair of astronomy at...

2014-08-04 12:23:06

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Subsea Engineering, Inc. announced today that Houston based oil and gas investor Lance Patrick has joined the company as President. In this role, he will oversee all company operations effective immediately, and will report directly to the Board of Directors. "Mr. Patrick's family has been highly successful active investors in the oil and gas space for generations, and we are delighted that he shares the vision of such promise in the...

artistic conception of the early Earth
2014-08-01 04:33:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Over four billion years ago, giant asteroid impacts collided with the Earth’s surface and gave the planet a facelift of sorts – mixing, burying and melting the landscape, according to a new terrestrial bombardment model devised by an international team of researchers from various academic and government institutions. The new model was based on existing lunar and terrestrial data, and according to the authors of a new paper...

2014-07-31 23:23:31

Fenstermaker confirms the opening of its newest office location in Cambridge, Ohio, offering the full scope of its survey & mapping, engineering, environmental and advanced technology abilities to clients both established and new. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Fresh on the heels of announcing the ribbon cutting ceremony for its office in Lakes Charles, Louisiana, Fenstermaker confirms that a new location has been established in Cambridge, Ohio. Providing energy services to a growing number of...

2014-07-31 23:13:38

A new study released today by Washington & Jefferson College’s (W&J) Center for Energy Policy & Management (CEPM) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) confirms that the gas boom in Pennsylvania is still underway, and explores best practices to forestall or mitigate a subsequent economic downturn or “bust.” Washington, PA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The shale gas development that has vaulted Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale formation to the top of current U.S. natural gas...

2014-07-31 08:26:44

VANCOUVER, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Wildcat Silver Corporation (TSX: WS) ("Wildcat" or the "Company") is pleased to announce an updated resource for the lead/zinc/silver Sulfide Skarn Zone at its Hermosa Project and a C$2 million private placement that will fund additional drilling on the zone. The updated resource results from the remodelling of the drill and geologic data using parameters specific to the sulfide mineralization and includes several significant intercepts of...

Deep sea riches
2014-07-31 02:00:16

European Geosciences Union As fishing and the harvesting of metals, gas and oil have expanded deeper and deeper into the ocean, scientists are drawing attention to the services provided by the deep sea, the world’s largest environment. “This is the time to discuss deep-sea stewardship before exploitation is too much farther underway,” says lead-author Andrew Thurber. In a review published this week in Biogeosciences, a journal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), Thurber and...

2014-07-30 20:21:46

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RKI Exploration & Production, LLC ("RKI", or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an Exchange Agreement with Chesapeake Energy Corporation ("CHK"), for properties located in the Powder River Basin of eastern Wyoming. Under the agreement RKI will receive from CHK $450 million in cash plus 136,000 net acres, including ownership interests in 68 RKI operated wells, in exchange for 204,000 net acres, including ownership...


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Chimborazo
2014-10-04 18:25:34

Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. This volcano reaches an elevation of 20,564 feet and although it is not the tallest mountain measured above sea level, its proximity to the equator makes its summit the farthest away from the center of the earth. The origin of its name is unknown, but it could have received its name from several words in the Quichua or Quechua language or from the Cayapa language....

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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