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2014-03-31 08:23:28

Significant improvement in operational and financial performance JOHANNESBURG, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Atlatsa Resources Corporation ("Atlatsa" or the "Company") (TSX: ATL; NYSE MKT: ATL; JSE: ATL) announces its operating and financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2013. This release should be read together with the Company's Financial Statements, Management Discussion & Analysis and its annual information form on Form 20-F currently filed...

2014-03-31 08:22:20

LITTLETON, Colo., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ur-Energy Inc. (TSX:URE, NYSE MKT:URG) ("Ur-Energy" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that James A. Bonner has joined Ur-Energy as the Company's Vice President, Geology. He will be located in our Casper, Wyoming office. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110913/LA67628LOGO Mr. Bonner is a Professional Geologist with 23 years in the uranium exploration and development industry, 3 years in the oil and gas industry and 13...

2014-03-28 12:22:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CLEAR Coalition today reiterated its support for a shale excise tax and applauded efforts led by Sen. Vincent Hughes to force oil companies reaping profits from Pennsylvania to pay their fair share. Sen. Hughes, the Minority Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced plans to introduce legislation to impose a 5-percent severance tax on natural-gas drilling in the state's Marcellus Shale region. The tax would...

2014-03-27 23:24:18

While growth in North Dakota's oilfields has generated optimism across the country, there are numerous challenges that must be addressed if the United States is truly going to capitalize on the oil boom, according to R3 Sciences. (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 It's no secret that business is booming in North Dakota's oil industry. In fact, growth in the state has helped fuel an energy revolution across the country, and much of the United States is looking to North Dakota to take a...

Deadly Washington Landslide Was Not Caused By An Earthquake: USGS
2014-03-27 11:11:19

[ Watch the Video: Landslide Hazards ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large landslide in northwest Washington that buried some 30 houses and killed at least two dozen people on March 22, 2014 may have been erroneously blamed on a minor earthquake that reportedly struck the area several days prior to the disaster. Shortly after a press briefing by Snohomish County Emergency Management’s John Pennington was issued on Tuesday announcing that a 1.1 magnitude...

2014-03-26 16:23:03

TORONTO, March 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the "Company"), Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased to report an updated mineral resource estimate (as at December 31, 2013) on its 100%-owned Platosa Mine in Durango State, Mexico. Resource Estimate Highlights -- Measured plus indicated ("M+I") mineral resources total 488,000 tonnes ("t") grading 777 g/t silver, 8.42% lead, 10.15% zinc or...

2014-03-26 12:23:04

51.4 Miles of Gathering Pipeline in Northern McKenzie County is Scheduled to be In-Service in the 4th Quarter of 2014. The Project Will Connect North & Central McKenzie County to Takeaway Options in and Around Johnson's Corner DALLAS, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm Energy Partners, LLC ("Paradigm") announced today the execution of a gathering contract that will anchor the build-out of an expansive gathering system extending from the Charleson Field of northern McKenzie...

3D Computer Models Used To Solve Age-old Geologic Riddle
2014-03-26 12:15:54

[ Watch The Video: The Dynamics of Continental Accretion ] Robert Perkins, University of Southern California New study provides explanation for long-debated origin of bow-shaped mountain belts that form along the edges of colliding tectonic plates An international team of scientists that included USC's Meghan Miller used computer modeling to reveal, for the first time, how giant swirls form during the collision of tectonic plates – with subduction zones stuttering and recovering...

Sunset Colors In Famous Paintings Used To Estimate Past Pollution Levels
2014-03-26 07:06:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The colors used by legendary artists of the past to depict a sunset could be used to estimate pollution levels in the atmosphere during bygone days, according to research published Tuesday in the open-access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Lead author Christos Zerefos, a professor of atmospheric physics at the Academy of Athens in Greece, and his colleagues showed that paintings of famous artists reveal the ash and gas...

2014-03-25 20:20:31

MONCTON, NB, March 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Major Drilling Group International Inc. ("Major Drilling" or the "Company") (TSX: MDI) announces that further to its press release dated March 3, 2014 it has now completed its review of restructuring options for its Australian operation, and has concluded to proceed with a full closure of that branch. This decision is based on the current industry downturn, which has hit Australia particularly hard, and which has resulted in little work and highly...


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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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