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2013-12-10 23:00:13

Author announces release of ‘A Guide to Pennsylvanian (Carboniferous) Age Plant Fossils of Southwest Virginia’. NORTON, Va. (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 Thomas McLoughlin’s new book, “A Guide to Pennsylvanian (Carboniferous) Age Plant Fossils of Southwest Virginia” (published by Trafford Publishing), is a picture guide to fossil plants and a few fossil marine organisms found in close association with the coal measures in Southwestern Virginia. The fossils are sorted by groups and...

2013-12-10 16:22:21

MONCTON, NB, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Francis McGuire, President and CEO of Major Drilling Group International Inc., is pleased to announce the promotions of Denis Despres to the new position of Chief Operating Officer, and Larry Pisto to the existing position of VP, North American Operations, where he will succeed Mr. Despres. Mr. McGuire stated, "For many years we have been following a disciplined strategy of growing our capacity in specialized drilling, of diversifying our...

2013-12-10 16:21:39

VANCOUVER, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Wildcat Silver Corporation (TSX: WS) ("Wildcat") announces positive results from its pre-feasibility study for its Hermosa project located in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The pre-feasibility study includes the contribution from the projects' two primary metals, silver and electrolytic manganese metal (EMM), and three by-product metals, gold, zinc and copper. The Company also announces an updated resource estimate and an initial mineral reserve...

Economical Solutions For Maintaining Critical Delta Environments
2013-12-10 08:47:46

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Millions of people across the world live or depend on deltas for their livelihoods. Formed at the lowest part of a river where its water flow slows and spreads into the sea, deltas are sediment-rich, biodiverse areas, a valuable source of seafood, fertile ground for agriculture, and host to ports important for transportation. At least half of the deltas around the world are so-called “wave dominated deltas” – open to the sea and under the...

2013-12-10 08:24:13

- Producers looking westward to seek new markets for Marcellus production RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation's largest energy companies, has contracted to deliver 500,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas produced in West Virginia to various interconnections with pipelines in Ohio, as producers look westward to seek new markets for Marcellus production. The company also has closed on agreements with two natural gas producers to...

2013-12-10 08:24:07

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX), a leading Appalachian natural gas producer, is providing an update on Marcellus Shale well results from several CONSOL-operated drilling pads in Washington County, Pa. The eleven wells on three pads had an average lateral length of 5,300 feet and were completed with some combination of shorter stage lengths, reduced cluster spacing, and other enhanced production techniques. Initial production from the wells...

Mapping The Dinosaur-Killing Yucatan Peninsula Asteroid Impact Site
2013-12-10 06:29:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An asteroid or comet crashed into a shallow sea near what is now the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico approximately 65 million years ago. A firestorm and global dust cloud resulted, causing the extinction of many land plants and large animals, including most of the dinosaurs. Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) presented evidence this week at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) that remnants...

2013-12-09 20:21:51

New West Virginia Mine to Provide High-Quality Metallurgical Coal to Steelmakers Around the World GRAFTON, W.Va., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that Tygart Valley's Leer mine in northern West Virginia has begun operating its longwall mining system, representing a major milestone in the development of the overall mining complex. The Leer mine is expected to ramp up production during the first quarter of 2014, and to produce more than 3 million...

2013-12-09 16:22:34

HOUSTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) announced today it will webcast its Analyst Conference on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Central Time. Access to the webcast is available on the 'Investors' page of the Company's website, www.nobleenergyinc.com, with a replay accessible until March 17, 2014. The slide presentation will be available at the same web location immediately prior to the event. Noble Energy is a leading independent...

2013-12-09 08:23:30

The Basin has one of the largest shale oil reserves in North America MINOT, N.D., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mainstream Investors, LLC, a North Dakota-based private investment firm, announced today that it will commit an additional $10 million towards oil and gas production in western North Dakota's Williston Basin in 2014. The Basin is renowned for its Bakken Formation, one of the largest shale oil reserves in North America. Mainstream participates in energy production through the...


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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...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

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