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Mass Extinction During The Great Dying Caused By Microbial Methane
2014-04-01 11:49:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over 250 million years ago a mysterious event dubbed the Great Dying wiped out 90 percent of all species on Earth. Scientists have debated the culprit behind this mass extinction event for years, and a new study from MIT researchers has concluded that countless, tiny microbes released catastrophic amounts of methane into the atmosphere – choking off species that could not adapt. Previous research has fingered raging volcanoes...

2014-04-01 08:22:54

515 million tonnes of inferred resources average 0.53% copper, 0.36 g/T gold Trading Symbols: TSX: SEA NYSE: SA TORONTO, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Seabridge Gold announced today that it has filed at www.sedar.com a National Instrument 43-101 compliant technical report on the independent mineral resource estimate for the recently discovered Deep Kerr Deposit at its 100%-owned KSM Project in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. The report confirms an inferred resource...

2014-04-01 08:22:44

HOUSTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSE MKT: GST) announced today that the Company will be hosting a meeting for equity research analysts in Houston, Texas on April 2, 2014. J. Russell Porter, Gastar's President and Chief Executive Officer, and members of the Company's senior management team will provide a detailed review of Gastar's operations in the Marcellus and Utica plays in Appalachia and the Hunton play in Oklahoma. The presentation materials will be...

2014-03-31 20:20:34

TAMPA, Fla., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WRS Infrastructure & Environment ("WRSIE") is pleased to announce that Charles W. Bartlett has joined as its Senior Vice President to lead the Civil Geotechnical Division. Charles has had a distinguished career working at Burns & McDonnell, Coastal Caisson Corporation, Bauer and most recently Malcolm Drilling Company. Charles has completed a wide variety of geotechnical construction projects in the Southeast including drilled...

Researchers Develop New Model Of Earth's Dynamic Interior
2014-03-31 14:24:13

[ Watch The Video: Researchers Develop New Model Of Earth’s Dynamic Interior ] Nikki Cassis, Arizona State University Seeking to better understand the composition of the lowermost part of Earth’s mantle, located nearly 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) below the surface, a team of Arizona State University researchers has developed new simulations that depict the dynamics of deep Earth. A paper published March 30 in Nature Geoscience reports the team’s findings, which could be...

Earthquakes Rattle California, Largest In 34 Years Hits Yellowstone
2014-03-31 11:15:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online CALIFORNIA As many as 30 earthquakes were recorded in California over the past 24 hours, most of which were less than a magnitude in intensity. Despite all the tremors regional seismometers pick up in California and Nevada -- 808 in the past week alone -- most go unnoticed by residents. The lack of a significant earthquake in the region also poses a problem to emergency management officials, who want Californians to be prepared...

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...


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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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