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volcano Unknown eruption
2014-09-22 03:00:58

Hannah Johnson, University of Bristol New light has been shed on one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last 500 years – the so-called 'Unknown eruption' – thanks to an unusual collaboration between a historian and a team of earth scientists at the University of Bristol. This eruption occurred just before the 1815 Tambora volcanic eruption which is famous for its impact on climate worldwide, with 1816 given memorable names such as 'Eighteen-Hundred-and-Froze-to-Death', the...

2014-09-19 23:00:26

Thousands of Unbound families are being evacuated from their homes while a tropical storm floods homes in Metro Manila and a grumbling Mayon Volcano is threatening to erupt in Legazpi. Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Unbound, an international humanitarian organization based in Kansas City, is responding to families in regions of the Philippines being affected by both a tropical storm and an active volcano. More than 1,060 families evacuated to the nearest public schools while...

2014-09-19 08:22:18

HOUSTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC. (NASDAQ: PTEN) today announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into an agreement to acquire the Texas-based pressure pumping assets of a privately held company. The acquisition includes 143,250 horsepower of hydraulic fracturing equipment, which was manufactured in 2011 and 2012, and provides Patterson-UTI with two additional bases of operations and employees to support customer activity in the Eagle Ford and...

2014-09-18 16:21:54

- AUSTRALIA EXPECTED TO BENEFIT FROM RECENT CHINA COAL QUALITY POLICIES ST. LOUIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today provided an update on coal fundamentals and Peabody's positioning given recent global and domestic industry events. "We believe there is a fundamental mismatch in early reporting regarding China's new coal quality policies relative to the emerging view of its likely beneficial effects on Australian high-quality coal exports," said...

2014-09-17 20:20:54

VANCOUVER, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Sunward Resources Ltd. ("Sunward" or the "Company") (TSX: SWD; OTCQX: SNWRF) announces that all resolutions presented at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on September 16, 2014 were approved by the shareholders, including the election of nine directors nominated by management: Jay Sujir, Philip O'Neill, William Hayden, Terry Palmer, Gillyeard J. Leathley, Igor Levental, Peter Cheesbrough, Ricardo Duarte, and Gregory A. Lang, as directors of...

2014-09-17 08:27:29

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Resorts has been chosen to host the prestigious international AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Golf Open which will take place from 7th to 10th May 2015 on Heritage Golf Club golf course. The official launch was held on Friday 26th of August 2014 at the C Beach Club at Heritage Resorts located at Domaine de Bel Ombre. This world-class golf tournament will become the first ever tri-sanctioned tournament endorsed by the...

2014-09-16 08:23:48

Hole 39 steps out 140m north cutting 252m of 0.69% Cu and 0.55 g/T AuHole 40 retests assumed southern limit, predicts a southern extension of deposit Trading Symbols: TSX: SEA NYSE: SA TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Seabridge Gold today announced initial results from its 2014 drill program on the Deep Kerr copper-gold...

hadean earth
2014-09-16 06:31:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first 500 million years after the Earth formed is a period known as the Hadean. Until recently, it was believed that this time in Earth's history was hellacious, to put it mildly. A new study, published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, reveals that this assumption may be false and that the early Earth may have been surprisingly similar to present day. This new view of the planet's first geologic eon is gaining substantial...

Northeast Debates Benefits And Dangers Of Hydrofracking
2014-09-16 05:03:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a process used to release natural gas hidden deep underground. The process has been blamed for everything from earthquakes to sinkholes, but a new study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals that fracking is not the cause of contaminated water in Pennsylvania and Texas. Scientists from five universities collaborated on the study, finding that faulty well integrity is...

younger dryas impact evidence
2014-09-15 03:30:48

Emily Murphy, University of Chicago Press A new study published in The Journal of Geology provides support for the theory that a cosmic impact event over North America some 13,000 years ago caused a major period of climate change known as the Younger Dryas stadial, or “Big Freeze.” Around 12,800 years ago, a sudden, catastrophic event plunged much of the Earth into a period of cold climatic conditions and drought. This drastic climate change — the Younger Dryas — coincided with...


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Chimborazo
2014-10-04 18:25:34

Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. This volcano reaches an elevation of 20,564 feet and although it is not the tallest mountain measured above sea level, its proximity to the equator makes its summit the farthest away from the center of the earth. The origin of its name is unknown, but it could have received its name from several words in the Quichua or Quechua language or from the Cayapa language....

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

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