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2013-11-18 20:41:52

Two billion years ago the Earth system was recovering from perhaps the single-most profound modification of its surface environments: the oxygenation of the atmosphere and oceans. This led to a series of major changes in global biogeochemical cycles, as a team around Aivo Lepland of the Norwegian Geological Survey NGU reports in the latest online edition of "Nature Geoscience". This also resulted in the distribution of one of life's key elements, phosphorous. Studies on the unique...

2013-11-18 20:20:32

DALLAS, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP) announced today that Matt Harrison, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will meet with investors at the RBC Capital Markets 2013 MLP Conference in Dallas, Texas on November 21, 2013 and November 22, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120927/MM82470LOGO) The related presentation materials will be accessible through the Investors section of SMLP's website at...

2013-11-18 12:24:42

BEDFORD, Texas, November 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PetroTech Oil and Gas Inc. (OTC: PTOG) (the "Company" or Petrotech"), PetroTech 's joint venture with Rolling Hills announced this afternoon that Rolling Hills has obtained the first executed contract to provide completion rigs with Halcon Resources, a multibillion-dollar industry leader in the Bakken Shale play, and other major areas of the US. The contract will provide for one-year probation period and will generate...

2013-11-18 08:23:35

VANCOUVER, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU) (NYSE MKT:NSU) is pleased to announce diamond drill results from an eight hole 2,713 meter in-fill resource definition drilling program completed in 2013 at the Hambok poly-metallic massive sulphide deposit, located 16 kilometers southwest from the Bisha Mining Share Company (BMSC) processing plant. HIGHLIGHTS -- Drilling confirms continuity of massive sulphide at the northern and...

2013-11-18 08:23:18

LITTLETON, Colo., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ur-Energy Inc. (TSX:URE, NYSE MKT:URG) ("Ur?Energy" or the "Company") is pleased to announce a new and increased mineral resource estimate for the Lost Creek Property which has been reviewed by Mr. Steve Cutler of Rough Stock Mining Services, a Qualified Person per the requirements of Canadian National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131118/LA18694) (Logo:...

Volcano Found Deep Below West Antarctica's Ice
2013-11-18 04:31:37

[ Watch the Video: Volcano Found In Western Antarctica ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a volcano located beneath roughly one kilometer of ice in western Antarctica, and they believe that the heat it produces could increase the rate of ice loss from one of the region’s primary ice streams. In January 2010, a team of investigators, led by professor of earth and planetary science...

2013-11-15 16:21:19

VANCOUVER, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Quartz Mountain Resources Ltd. ("Quartz Mountain" or the "Company") (TSXV: QZM) (OTC: QZMRF) announces an exploration update. Drilling has been undertaken at the ZNT silver property located in central British Columbia ("BC"). The ZNT property is being explored under a joint venture agreement with Amarc Resources Ltd. ("Amarc"). Amarc has acquired a 60% interest and is operator of the ZNT Project, and Quartz Mountain holds a 40% interest....

2013-11-15 16:21:16

VANCOUVER, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Amarc Resources Ltd. ("Amarc" or the "Company") (TSX-V: AHR; OTCBB: AXREF) provides an exploration update on drilling at the ZNT silver property located in central British Columbia ("BC"). The Company has acquired a 60% interest in the ZNT property which is being explored under a joint venture agreement with Quartz Mountain Resources Ltd. ("Quartz Mountain"). "This year Amarc has evaluated its portfolio of British Columbia copper and...

Thousands Flee After Repeated Eruptions On Sumatra's Mt. Sinabung
2013-11-15 13:43:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Several thousand people have been evacuated from the Tanah Karo district of North Sumatra following a volcanic eruption on Mount Sinabung. The volcano, which has emitted several sizeable eruptions over the past few months, is now threatening 10 nearby villages in the region, with fears of pyroclastic flow and hot ash raining down from above. Following Thursday’s eruptions, one that was reported at around 6:57 am local time and...

2013-11-15 00:20:20

BOURBON Continues its Policy of Modernizing and Standardizing its Fleet by the Sale of Two Vessels for US$130 Million, Generating Capital Gains of Approximately US$63 Million PARIS, November 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BOURBON announces the sale of the Bourbon Surf and Bourbon Borgstein, two large 10-year old Norwegian built AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply) vessels for a total amount of US$130 million, generating a total capital gain of approximately US$63 million. BOURBON...


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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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