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Around 66 million years ago, a massive asteroid struck Earth in the area now known as Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Many scientists believe that the impact of the asteroid, which resulted in a crater named Chicxulub after a village near the epicenter, led to a mass extinction that included dinosaurs.

2016-07-05


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Professional and budding geologists across the UK are heading to the coast this summer hoping to do a bit of rock spotting alongside sunbathing and building sandcastles with their kids.

2016-06-20


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Scientists have discovered the cause of a mass extinction of sea-floor marine organisms 800,000 years ago—which also provides insight into how climate change can impact on deep ocean biota.

2016-06-17


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Three dramatic landscapes on Scotland’s west coast are in the top ten favourite attractions in the UK for holidaying geology fans, according to new satellite data. GPS information from a hi-tech British Geological Survey smartphone app shows ancient rock formations and rugged coastlines in Ullapool and on the islands of Skye and Arran are attracting amateur and professional geologists in their droves.

2016-06-16


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RESIDENTS experienced tremors and a loud bang as an earthquake hit North Wales

2016-06-14


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Scientists think they have found a smart way to constrain carbon dioxide emissions - just turn them to stone.

2016-06-11


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The effort to drill into the Chicxulub crater off the coast of Mexico has been declared an outstanding success.

2016-05-30


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The effort to drill into the Chicxulub Crater off the coast of Mexico has been declared an outstanding success.

2016-05-27


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Consent given to start preliminary studies on shale natural gas in Yorkshire.

2016-05-24


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Flood mapping software developed by a Brighton company is now using cloud-piercing, day-night satellite data, adding even greater detail to its highly accurate 3D models of flooding events.

2016-05-23


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Over the past two centuries, we have burned so much fossil fuel that we have reshaped the world in ways our Paleolithic ancestors could never have imagined. Geologists now are considering adding a new epoch to the geological time scale, one that would recognize the extent to which humans have transformed our environment.

2016-05-22


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The British Geological Survey and the University of Birmingham have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen future collaboration and open new opportunities for research.

2016-05-20


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A group of six Midlands universities – including the University of Birmingham and Aston University – are developing the next generation of ‘cold power’ technologies to help save millions of pounds in carbon fuels every year.

2016-05-16


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The Vardyquake phenomenon struck again during Leicester City Football Club's last match of the season. Read more: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Vardyquake-King-Power-sets-record/story-29248950-detail/story.html#ixzz48ABg2Rmg Follow us: @Leicester_Merc on Twitter | leicestermercury on Facebook

2016-05-09


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An expert has said a Bournemouth cliff may need to be made less steep after a landslip demolished a toilet block and damaged a Victorian funicular railway.

2016-04-28


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The earthquakes that struck Nepal in 2015 were a social, economic and cultural catastrophe. In the face of such devastation, relief and recovery become a global concern.

2016-04-25


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Last week, in less than four days, the world had three earthquakes at 7.0 magnitude or more. One in Myanmar caused two deaths; in Japan, there were 40; and in Ecuador, there have been 350 killed and still counting.

2016-04-22


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As it pursues independence, Greenland seeks to develop its economy without ruining one of Earth's last pristine places.

2016-04-20


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Sign up ORGANISERS of the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival hope visitors will keep returning to the Jurassic Coast after being "inspired" at this year's event.

2016-04-20


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Planning applications have been submitted to rebuild an historic A-listed house in Glasgow’s west end.

2016-04-14

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