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2014-04-23 08:25:31

ST. LOUIS, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC Pink: PATCA) today issued WARN Act notices at its Wells mining complex located near Wharton, West Virginia, and also at its Corridor G mining complex located near Danville, West Virginia. The Wells complex, which includes the Black Stallion Mine, CC10 Mine, and Wells preparation plant, employs 450 people and produced 1.4 million tons of metallurgical coal in 2013. The Corridor G complex, which includes the...

2014-04-23 04:20:41

Leveraging the lessons of the Koba-1 exploration well in North Africa SAINT HELIER, Jersey, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - LONGREACH OIL AND GAS LIMITED (TSXV: LOI) (the "Company" or "Longreach") is about to drill into the targeted Lower Liassic formation, the first prospective zone, with the Company's second Moroccan exploration well - Kamar-1 - on the Sidi Moktar onshore licence. "We have set intermediate casing in Kamar-1 at approximately 1,960 metres of total vertical depth...

2014-04-22 16:24:45

DENVER, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resolute Energy Corporation ("Resolute") (NYSE: REN) announced today that it will issue a press release covering operating and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, before the market opens on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. An investor conference call to review the first quarter results will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Time: 4:30 PM EDT / 3:30...

2014-04-22 08:25:13

HOUSTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSE MKT: GST) announced today that the Company will host an investor day in New York City on May 14. Analysts and institutional investors are invited to attend the meeting, which is scheduled to be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. The meeting will be webcast live and for later replay, and the materials associated with this event will be accessible by visiting the Investor Relations page of Gastar's web site at...

Mississippi River Sediments Plentiful Enough To Rebuild Shrinking Delta
2014-04-21 12:58:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While flood-control measures have kept the Mississippi River from disrupting commerce and transportation along the waterways of southern Louisiana, they have also reduced the amount of wetland-preserving sediment flowing into the river’s delta. However, a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience reports encouraging news: the amount of sediment contained in the river is more than enough to rebuild the Mississippi’s...

2014-04-18 23:05:10

ResearchMoz.us include new market research report " Global Umbilical Market: An Analysis, 2013 - 2017: Indsutry Size, Shares, Growth, Analysis, Trends And Forecast" to its huge collection of research reports. Browse Full Report with TOC at: http://www.researchmoz.us/global-umbilical-market-an-analysis-2013-2017-report.html. Albany, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The report provides an in-depth analysis of the global subsea equipment market with specific focus on steel tube umbilicals...

People, Animals Forced To Evacuate After Peru's Ubinas Volcano Erupts
2014-04-18 07:33:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Authorities in Peru have called for the evacuation of 4,000 people living around the Ubinas volcano, which has been erupting ash clouds up to two miles into the sky. The evacuation includes people from two regional districts: Moquegua and Arequipa. According to Notimerica, the Ubinas volcano "is not only a threat to the human population in both districts, but the entire population of llamas (llamas , alpacas and vicuna ) which...

Understanding How Climatic Relationships Led To Major Ice Age Cycles
2014-04-17 07:45:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has developed crucial new information about how the ice ages came about based on newly discovered relationships between deep-sea temperature and ice-volume changes. The international team of researchers, led by the University of Southampton, developed a new method for determining sea-level and deep-see temperature variability over the past 5.3 million years. Their findings were published in a recent issue of Nature. The...

2014-04-16 23:07:15

Abstract submission is now open for The Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting & Exposition, to be held 19-22 October 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The meeting continues GSA’s 126-year tradition of excellence for scientific exchange, education, professional growth, and networking. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Abstract submission is now open for The Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting & Exposition,...

2014-04-15 08:22:40

TORONTO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the "Company") reports that in the first calendar quarter of 2014, the Diavik Diamond Mine saw continuing strong performance. During the first calendar quarter of 2014, the Diavik Diamond Mine produced (on a 100% basis) 1.9 million carats from 0.6 million tonnes of ore processed compared to 1.9 million carats from 0.5 million tonnes of ore processed in the comparable quarter of the prior year....


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Aubrac Cattle
2014-07-06 14:34:22

The Aubrac is a breed of cattle originating in France during the mid-1800s. The herd book was formed in 1893  by French monks. During the winter, the cows would give birth on the farms and when spring arrived they would go to the mountains to graze. Bulls were bred on the farms to become draft oxen. During the time, there were 300,000 Aubrac in existence, but by the end of World War II, a need for the oxen declined and milk was cheaper to produce from other breeds. This resulted in the...

Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

Mauna Kea
2014-04-10 11:49:35

Mauna Kea is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 13,803 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island and is thought to be about one million years old. Mauna Kea, like all Hawaiian volcanoes, was created when the Pacific tectonic plate passed over a volcanic hotspot. The Hawaiian volcanoes, which extend over an area known as the Hawaiian Ridge – Emperor Seamount chain, have been well studied, but it is not known how the...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

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