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2009-04-27 08:07:00

TSX:RMX/NYSE Amex:RBY - 3.62 oz/ton gold over 9.8 feet, 6.96 oz/ton gold over 3.3 feet and 1.15 oz/ton gold over 12.1 feet - - wide zones include 0.36 oz/ton gold over 98.4 feet - VANCOUVER, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX.TSX: RBY.NYSE-AMEX) is pleased to announce results of ice-based drilling from its 100%-controlled Phoenix Gold Project, located in the heart of the prolific Red Lake Gold District of Ontario. The Company is...

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2009-03-24 14:00:00

"Fly me to the moon" - to Saturn's moon Titan, that is. New Titan movies and images are providing a bird's-eye view of the moon's Earth-like landscapes. The new flyover maps show, for the first time, the 3-D topography and height of the 1,200-meter (4,000-foot) mountain tops, the north polar lake country, the vast dunes more than 100 meters (300 feet) high that crisscross the moon, and the thick flows that may have oozed from possible ice volcanoes. The topographic maps were made from stereo...

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2009-03-24 08:29:51

The Great Lake's ice cover has gradually reduced by 30 percent since the 1970s, causing the biggest source of freshwater to become vulnerable to evaporation and poor water levels, say the scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The scientists are worried about how the placid winter weather may influence the environment. However, they are also working to come to terms with the juxtaposition of the situation. The barely freezing weather that may melt the lake ice...

2009-03-23 08:28:00

TSX:RMX / NYSE Amex:RBY - high-grade intercepts include 2.01 oz/ton gold over 13.1 feet (68.8 g/t gold over 4.0 metres)- - includes 10.76 oz/ton gold over 1.6 feet (368.9 g/t gold over 0.5 metres)- VANCOUVER, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX.TSX: RBY.NYSE AMEX) is pleased to announce new results from ongoing drilling at its 100%-controlled Phoenix Gold Project, located in the heart...

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2009-03-05 08:32:23

The water levels in the Dead Sea "“ the deepest point on Earth "“ are dropping at an alarming rate with serious environmental consequences, according to Shahrazad Abu Ghazleh and colleagues from the University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany. The projected Dead Sea-Red Sea or Mediterranean-Dead Sea Channels therefore need a significant carrying capacity to re-fill the Dead Sea to its former level, in order to sustainably generate electricity and produce freshwater by...

2009-03-02 15:15:40

Veterans of the Great Lakes shipping industry predict 2009 will be a slow season once the ice melts and the big barges get under way. "It's probably going to be kind of rough, said Ned Swartzinski, a wheelsman and maintenance worker at Interlake Steamship Co., The Detroit News reported Monday. Some of our vessels won't be coming out as early as they normally do, said Interlake President Mark Barker. He predicted one of his ships might not sail this year, if demand doesn't increase. Great...

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2009-02-25 08:55:52

Researchers are exploring extreme conditions for life in a place not known for extremes. As little as 20 meters (66 feet) below the surface of Lake Huron, the third largest of North America's Great Lakes, peculiar geological formations"”sinkholes made by water dissolving parts of an ancient underlying seabed"”harbor bizarre ecosystems where the fish typical of the huge freshwater lake are rarely to be seen. Instead, brilliant purple mats of cyanobacteria"”cousins of microbes...

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2009-02-13 08:44:12

Canada's inland waters, the countless lakes and reservoirs across the country, are important "sentinels" for climate change and Ottawa and the provinces are ignoring the warnings. That's the message from University of Alberta biologist David Schindler and colleagues in a paper to be released Feb. 12, 2009, in the prestigious publication, Science. Schindler is a co-author of Sentinels of Change, which reviewed papers addressing the effects of climate change revealed in numerous long-term...

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2009-02-12 09:03:11

New research helps us understand the incredible forces and oil and gas reserves that lie hidden beneath the Earth's surface It was the geological collision between India and Asia millions of years ago that created one of the world's most distinctive places: The area around Lake Baikal in Siberia, which contains 20 percent of the world's fresh water reserves and a unique display of plant- and wildlife. That is the conclusion reached by two Danish researchers from the University of Copenhagen,...

2009-02-11 11:18:00

- high-grade intercepts include 5.07 oz/ton over 8.2 feet (173.7 g/t gold over 2.5 metres)- TSX:RMX / NYSE Alternext US:RBY TORONTO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (RMX.TSX: RBY.NYSE Alternext US) is pleased to announce new results from ongoing drilling at its 100%-controlled Phoenix Gold Project, located in the heart of the prolific Red Lake gold district of Ontario. The Company is conducting drilling around the F2 Gold Zone from which...


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The Great Lakes And Their Impact On The Weather
2012-07-23 08:58:48

The Great lakes have a huge impact in the weather for the cities that are near the lakes. In the fall and early winter months the lakes can create intense snowfall events known as “Lake Effect Snow”. The reason that this occurs has to do with the water temps of the lakes and also the temps of the air that is moving across them. When an Alberta Clipper system forms in Canada and moves Southeastward towards the US, it brings that cold air and strong Northwest winds over the warmer waters....

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2009-07-21 15:56:27

The snowbelt is a North American region that lies downwind of the Great lakes, where heavy snowfall is common on mostly the eastern and southern shores of the Great Lakes. Lake-effect snow is caused by cold air picking up moisture while crossing the lake and then releasing it as snow when the air cools over land. Throughout much of the winter, lakes produce lake-effect snow and continuously cloudy skies. This phenomenon continues as long as the air temperature is colder than the water...

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2007-03-16 18:32:33

The Cui-ui, Chasmistes cujus, is a large sucker fish endemic to Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada. It feeds primarily on zooplankton and possibly on nanoplankton (such as algae and diatoms). The maximum size of male cui-ui is approximately 21 in (53 cm) and 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) while females reach approximately 25 in (64 cm) and 6 lb (2.7 kg). The life span of Cui-ui is typically about forty years, but the fish do not reach sexual maturity until at least age eight. The Cui-ui is not only a...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'