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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...

2014-09-15 08:22:11

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Alacer Gold Corp. ("Alacer" or the "Company") [TSX: ASR and ASX: AQG] announces drilling results to date from the Company's 2014 exploration program in Turkey. Drilling results are from several areas in the Çöpler District and from the Dursunbey prospect in western Turkey. DRILLING HIGHLIGHTS Drilling at Dursunbey in western Turkey has delineated five separate mineralized zones within a 1,500m by 300m area. These near-surface zones dip shallowly to the NW...

2014-09-12 12:23:36

Three pointers and 100 point games from sharpshooting Iona Gaels this season turn into donations for "Save the Skin" cancer awareness charity and Goal Club athletics support association. NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- North 6(th) Agency (N6A), an award-winning communications agency based in New York City, today announced the launch of "Root to Shoot", a first-of-its-kind fundraising promotion in partnership with the Iona College athletics department for the 2014-15 Iona...

NASA Research Helps Response To California Napa Quake
2014-09-11 03:41:30

Alan Buis, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA data and expertise are proving invaluable in California’s ongoing response to the Aug. 24 magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa Valley, northeast of San Francisco. The quake was the strongest to occur in the San Francisco Bay Area in a quarter-century and caused significant regional damage. [ Watch the Video: NASA Radar Data Reveals Fault Movement From Napa Quake ] Analyses by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,...

2014-09-11 08:23:57

TSX.V Trading Symbol: DEC STEWART, BC, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Decade Resources Ltd. ("Decade") reports that it is has received assays for the second diamond drill hole completed in 2014 on the Bow Property. To date the Company has completed 6 drill holes in this year's program. Highlights of assays for the second hole include the following: Drill Hole Azimuth Dip From (m) To (m) Width (m) Au g/t # (degrees)...

2014-09-10 16:28:17

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Mandalay Resources Corporation ("Mandalay" or the "Company") (TSX: MND, MND.WT) is pleased to provide an update on the progress of its infill drilling and feasibility study at its Challacollo, Chile, silver-gold project (click here for Figure 1 Property Map). Key activities to date include: -- The General Manager and Construction Manager have been hired and are managing the feasibility and permitting work. -- The...

volcano mantle plume theory wrong
2014-09-10 11:26:57

Marcus Woo, California Institute of Technology In the typical textbook picture, volcanoes, such as those that are forming the Hawaiian islands, erupt when magma gushes out as narrow jets from deep inside Earth. But that picture is wrong, according to a new study from researchers at Caltech and the University of Miami in Florida. New seismology data are now confirming that such narrow jets don't actually exist, says Don Anderson, the Eleanor and John R. McMillian Professor of Geophysics,...

2014-09-09 12:31:07

LAKE KIOWA, Texas, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevis Capital Corporation (OTC: OCEE) announces updates on Ciggies Electronic Cigarette Company (www.ciggies.biz ). Since Nevis announced its association with Ciggies, Ciggies has been aggressively focusing on increasing productivity, distribution and marketing strategies. Shadd Vickery, president of Ciggies, has implemented several innovative strategies that have allowed increased production, distribution and revenue. Management's...

2014-09-09 12:20:43

The company's tours allow passengers to observe current lava flows from the air, including those in remote areas not open to the public. KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Island Air, Hawaii's oldest air tour company, is now offering tours that make it possible to observe dramatic views of Kiluaea's current lava eruptions from the air. The company's narrated "Twilight" and "Hilo Volcano" tours give passengers a unique perspective of the glowing lava below,...


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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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.