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Ups And Downs Of Early Atmospheric Oxygen
2014-02-20 10:41:29

Iqbal Pittalwala - University of California - Riverside UC Riverside research team challenges conventional view of a simple two-step rise in early oxygen on Earth; study suggests instead dynamic oxygen concentrations that rose and fell over billions of years A team of biogeochemists at the University of California, Riverside, give us a nontraditional way of thinking about the earliest accumulation of oxygen in the atmosphere, arguably the most important biological event in Earth...

2013-06-21 08:21:10

CALGARY, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - (TSXV: ROZ) - Rodinia Oil Corp. ("Rodinia") announces that its strategic review process being conducted with its financial advisor has now ended without success. On September 18, 2012, Rodinia announced that it had engaged CIBC World Markets Inc. ("CIBC") as exclusive financial advisor to assist the Board of Directors' Special Committee in exploring and evaluating a range of strategic alternatives with the view to maximizing shareholder...

2013-05-29 16:22:12

CALGARY, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - (TSX-V: ROZ) - Rodinia Oil Corp. ("Rodinia") today released its first quarter 2013 financial and operating results. A copy of Rodinia's unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") can be accessed either at www.sedar.com or on Rodinia's website. About Rodinia Oil Corp.  Rodinia is an international oil and gas exploration corporation.  The Common Shares are listed for...

Ancient Stromatolites May Have Been Edged Out By Foraminifera
2013-05-29 05:47:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stromatolites, “layered rocks” made of calcium carbonate, were the earliest visible manifestation of life on Earth. A team of researchers, including scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); the University of Connecticut; Harvard Medical School; and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, suggest that the disappearance of stromatolites may have been driven by...

Research Provides New Insight Into Snowball Earth Duration
2013-02-28 21:17:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online About 635 million years ago, our world was covered in ice during an event called "Snowball Earth," and new details written in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provide new insight on the duration of this event. According to the Snowball Earth hypothesis, an ice age brought on rapid changes in the atmospheric conditions on our planet, followed by a rapid greenhouse heat wave. This period may have given rise to...

Ediacaran Fossils A 'First-class Scientific Mystery'
2012-12-13 08:50:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mysterious multicellular fossils believed to be ancient sea creatures may actually be some of the earliest land-dwelling organisms, according to a paper published online on Wednesday in the journal Nature. The controversial hypothesis has been fiercely criticized, with some paleontologists flatly rejecting the idea, but if true, the finding would push back life's transition from sea to land by as much as 100 million years or more....

2012-11-09 08:23:32

CALGARY, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - (TSX-V: PFC) - PetroFrontier Corp. ("PetroFrontier") is very pleased to provide the following operational updates. Operational Update Owen-3H At PetroFrontier's third horizontal well, Owen-3H (located in EP104, Northern Territory, Australia), a high capacity jet pump has been installed, along with the necessary surface tankage and piping to conduct the cleanup and production testing on this well. Like the MacIntyre-2H well, Owen-3H...

Early Evolution Linked To Climate Change And Oxygen Levels
2012-09-28 11:50:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Geochemists from the University of California, Riverside teamed up with an international team of scientists to uncover new evidence linking together extreme climate change, elevation of oxygen levels and early animal evolution. Scientists have long speculated that a dramatic rise in atmospheric oxygen levels was the trigger for early animal evolution. The direct cause-and-effect relationships between environmental and animal...

2012-05-30 14:20:21

CALGARY, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - (TSX-V: ROZ) - Rodinia Oil Corp. ("Rodinia") today released its first quarter 2012 financial and operating results. A copy of Rodinia's unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") can be accessed either at www.sedar.com or on Rodinia's website. About Rodinia Oil Corp.  Rodinia is an international oil and gas exploration corporation.  The Common Shares are listed for...

2012-05-01 14:21:46

CALGARY, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - (TSXV: ROZ) - Rodinia would like to announce, in accordance with TSX Venture Exchange compliance, that Ms. Susan Showers has been employed as its Manager, Investor Relations. Ms. Showers assists Rodinia with managing its relations with shareholders, the investment advisory community and other stakeholders and to increase awareness of, and interest in, Rodinia Oil Corp. Ms. Showers brings over 9 years of relevant industry experience over which time...


Latest Proterozoic Reference Libraries

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-11-18 19:10:56

The Neoproterozoic is the third of three subdivisions of the Proterozoic Eon (occurring from 1 billion years ago to 542 million years ago). This terminal era of the Proterozoic is itself divided into three sub-periods called the Tonian, Cryogenian, and Ediacaran Periods. The most severe glaciation known in the geologic record occurred during the Cryogenian Period, when ice sheets reached the equator and formed a possible “Snowball Earth.” And the earliest fossils of multi-cellular life...

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-11-18 19:08:04

The Paleoproterozoic is the first of three subdivisions of the Proterozoic Eon (occurring from 2.5 billion to 1.6 billion years ago (Ga). This period is marked by the first stabilization of the continents, and also when cyanobacteria--a type of bacteria that uses biochemical processes of photosynthesis to produce oxygen--evolved. Experts have found paleontological evidence that during at least part of the Paleoproterozoic era, about 1.8 Ga, the earth year was about 450 days long, with days...

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-10-22 14:17:38

The Archean (formerly Archaeozoic) is a geologic eon between the Hadean and Proterozoic eons. The Archean Eon begins at roughly 3.8 billion years ago (Ga) and ends at about 2.5 Ga. But unlike all other geological ages, which are based on stratigraphy, The Archean eon is defined chronometrically. The lower boundary of 3.8 Ga has also not been officially recognized by the International Commission on Stratigraphy. The name Archean is derived from the ancient Greek (Arkhe), meaning...

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