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Newly exposed fault scarp
2014-03-25 08:07:09

GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre Rift valleys are large depressions formed by tectonic stretching forces. Volcanoes often occur in rift valleys, within the rift itself or on the rift flanks as e.g. in East Africa. The magma responsible for this volcanism is formed in the upper mantle and ponds at the boundary between crust and mantle. For many years, the question of why volcanoes develop outside the rift zone in an apparently unexpected location offset by tens of...

2014-03-24 23:00:47

PENETRON crystalline waterproofing technology helps the brand new AOP Clearwater facility clean up wastewater used for the extraction of natural gas from deep underground formations in West Virginia. East Setauket, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Located in Fairmont, West Virginia, the AOP Clearwater recently began operation as a “one of a kind” facility to treat and recycle water. This water is used in the “fracking” of natural gas extracted from the Marcellus shale formation. The...

2014-03-24 12:22:49

OAKVILLE, ON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Yukon Gold Corporation, Inc. (the "Company or Yukon") (OTC Market: YGDC) (LOGO: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140322/TO618LOGO) The Company is pleased to announce it has completed an Agreement with GlobalMin LLC ("GlobalMin"), incorporated in Nevada, USA and GlobalMin Guyana Inc ("GGI") incorporated in Guyana, South America to acquire 100% ownership of GGI and GlobalMin's 77% interest in a Platinum Project controlled by GGI,...

2014-03-21 12:21:22

Mineral Separation Technologies Introduces New System COAL CENTER, Pa., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mineral Separation Technologies announced today that it has created a new product, the DriJet 100, that separates coal and ash without using water or chemicals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140321/NY88255 The introduction of the DriJet 100 follows the recent chemical spill on the Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia. A liquid used for separating coal leaked from a...

2014-03-18 08:23:00

TORONTO, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX: WM, FWB: WC7) ("Wallbridge") today announced that its Board of Directors have approved the production decision for the Broken Hammer copper and platinum group metal project in Sudbury, Ontario. "We are very excited by the prospect of starting the company's first mining project in Sudbury" said Marz Kord, President and CEO of Wallbridge Mining. "Based on the results of the 2011 bulk sample and the 2012...

Augustine Island Volcano
2014-03-18 04:27:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in Geophysical Research Letters say that earthquakes caused by clogged magma could be a sign of an imminent volcanic eruption. Researchers studying Augustine Volcano in Alaska looked at how earthquakes caused by mounting volcanic pressure could be an early indicator of an eruption about to take place. Scientists detected a swarm of 54 earthquakes across 13 station seismic networks on Augustine Island 36 hours...

2014-03-17 16:21:15

HOUSTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) will host its first quarter 2014 earnings webcast and conference call at 9:00 a.m., Central Time, Thursday, April 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...

2014-03-17 12:22:29

Solution demonstrations showcase high science, product integration and interconnectivity, and multi-user collaboration to ensure advanced science for everyone. HOUSTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm(®) (www.pdgm.com) will feature its latest innovations at the 2014 American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston, April 6-9. Conference attendees are invited to join Paradigm at booth #1612 for live demonstrations featuring integrated...

Lenticulae terrain on the surface of Europa
2014-03-15 06:04:04

[ Watch the Video: Crater Identification Variability Using Citizen Scientists ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers believe that Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, has a huge ocean beneath its icy surface. They have theorized that water, salts and gasses that have dissolved into that ocean rise to the surface, generating the enigmatic geological formations associated with the red-tinged formations seen on the moon's surface. A group of researchers from the...

2014-03-14 12:31:50

DUBLIN, Mar. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rcxjgg/world_rov ) has announced the addition of the "World ROV Operations Market Forecast 2013-2017" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The market for the operation of work-class ROVs is forecast through to 2017 in this sixth edition of the 'World ROV Operations Market Forecast'. Results forecast total ROV operations expenditure of $9.7...


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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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