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2014-08-19 23:01:54

Hayward Baker announces the addition of Dr. Ghassan Akrouch as Design Engineer at the company's Tampa, Florida regional office. Hanover, Maryland (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Hayward Baker Inc. (HB), North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, is pleased to announce the addition of Ghassan Akrouch, Ph.D. as Design Engineer to the company’s regional office in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Akrouch will focus his efforts in HB’s Southern Region, a dynamic and challenging region for the...

2014-08-19 12:32:31

HOUSTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Global, a leading provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments, announced today that it has been awarded a three year contract from Harkand, a global provider of offshore support vessels and subsea services to the oil & gas industry. The new satellite network provides high-performance broadband connectivity for mission critical voice, video and data applications on vessels operating in the Gulf of Mexico, the...

2014-08-19 08:23:07

Furthers Permitting Goals and Advances Development TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Roxgold Inc. (ROG: TSX.V) ("Roxgold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Burkina Faso Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development has approved the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment ("ESIA") for the Yaramoko Gold Project. This marks a key milestone in the permitting process, for which the Company has already completed public consultations and crop compensation...

2014-08-19 08:23:00

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the "Company") reports that the Ekati Diamond Mine and the Diavik Diamond Mine performed exceptionally well in the second fiscal quarter of 2015 (May through July). Rough diamond production, sales and pricing have all exceeded plan. Unless otherwise specified, all financial information is presented in U.S. dollars. Ekati Diamond Mine Production (100% basis) For the second consecutive...

2014-08-18 16:21:42

Record Attendance Expected as Professionals Across All Segments of the Unconventional Arena Converge for Integrated Event TULSA, Okla., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The second edition of the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) takes center stage 25-27 August at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. The 2014 event highlights unconventional resource possibilities in North America and around the world, as well as takes an in-depth look at existing...

2014-08-18 08:23:32

HIGHLIGHTS -- High grade intersections at Harena include: -- Hole HX-004: 2.30% Cu, 0.91% Zn, 1.30 g/t Au, 42.9 g/t Ag over 10.45 meters -- Hole HX-005: 1.77% Cu, 3.99% Zn, 1.22 g/t Au, 77.9 g/t Ag over 18.50 meters -- Hole HX-006: 1.28% Cu, 3.71% Zn, 0.56 g/t Au, 41.7 g/t Ag over 17.70 meters -- Hole HX-006: 0.38% Cu, 0.21% Zn, 7.64 g/t Au, 140.1 g/t Ag over 8.00 meters -- Harena extended to...

New Insights Into Great Earthquake In Chile
2014-08-15 03:40:00

GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre A long lasting foreshock series controlled the rupture process of this year's great earthquake near Iquique in northern Chile. The earthquake was heralded by a three quarter year long foreshock series of ever increasing magnitudes culminating in a Mw 6.7 event two weeks before the mainshock. The mainshock (magnitude 8.1) finally broke on April 1st a central piece out of the most important seismic gap along the South American subduction...

2014-08-13 20:21:07

(All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted) Stock Symbol: AEM (NYSE and TSX) TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM, TSX:AEM) ("Agnico Eagle") released updated mineral reserves and resources for its 50%-owned Canadian Malartic mine. Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold Inc ("Yamana") each acquired a 50% interest in the mine as part of the joint acquisition of Osisko Mining Corporation ("Osisko"), that was completed on June 16,...

paleontological reconstruction of rangeomorph fronds
2014-08-13 04:00:43

University of Cambridge New three-dimensional reconstructions show how some of the earliest animals on Earth developed, and provide some answers as to why they went extinct. A bizarre group of uniquely shaped organisms known as rangeomorphs may have been some of the earliest animals to appear on Earth, uniquely suited to ocean conditions 575 million years ago. A new model devised by researchers at the University of Cambridge has resolved many of the mysteries around the structure,...

Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms
2014-08-11 03:08:49

By Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona Study provides some of the first evidence for the hypothesis of co-divergence between parasites and hosts acting as a major driver of biodiversity Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the evolution of life on Earth, it's a winner. Given that about half of all known species are parasites, biologists have long hypothesized that the strategy of leeching off other organisms is a major driver of biodiversity. Studying populations...


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Norfolk Kaka, Nestor productus
2014-09-11 10:58:16

The Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus) is an extinct species of large parrot belonging to the parrot super family Strigopoidea. The bird was about 38 centimeters in long with mostly olive-brown upperparts, orange cheeks and throat, straw-colored breast and thighs, rump and lower abdomen dark orange and a prominent beak. It lived in the rocks and treetops of Norfolk Island and the adjacent Phillip Island. It was a relative of the Kaka from New Zealand. It was initially described by the...

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

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