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BRITAIN is "not prepared" to deal with huge high magnitude earthquakes capable of wiping out scores of homes across the land, according to a leading UK seismologist.

2015-10-13


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Earth Science Week 2015 is already underway, and as per tradition, we will be hosting #askageologist sessions on twitter every day with five brilliant scientists

2015-10-12


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BETTER forecasts of when landslides will hit Scotland are being developed by a new national centre for coping with extreme weather. Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/landslips-in-scotland-spark-bid-to-improve-forecasts-1-3913726#ixzz3oLnw1yiv Follow us: @TheScotsman on Twitter | TheScotsmanNewspaper on Facebook

2015-10-11


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THE night skies over Scotland were transformed into a theatre of colour on Wednesday evening thanks to one of the most striking displays of the Northern Lights in recent years. Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland/top-stories/in-pictures-scotland-s-spectacular-northern-lights-1-3911330#ixzz3oLjw9u7a Follow us: @TheScotsman on Twitter | TheScotsmanNewspaper on Facebook

2015-10-09


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Alan MacDonald and colleagues published their map of African groundwater resources in Environmental Research Letters three years ago; since then there’s been much progress.

2015-10-06


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RESIDENTS of a constituency being lined up for numerous fracking operations are being invited to question the regulators who would oversee the controversial energy production method.

2015-10-05


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A geophysical survey has begun under a housing estate where a 33ft (10m) deep sinkhole opened up on Thursday.

2015-10-04


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SCIENTISTS say they have discovered a "lost world" of strange creatures living deep in the waters surrounding Scotland's remotest outpost.

2015-10-03


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The Executive Director of the British Geological Survey’s passion for ancient rocks was sparked by a Lancaster University field trip.

2015-10-02


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Obstacles were put round the hole last Wednesday and “work was scheduled to complete it today”, the council added, prior to the expansion.

2015-10-01


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Twenty residents have been evacuated and dozens more are stranded after a 66ft sinkhole opened up overnight in a suburban street in Hertfordshire

2015-10-01


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Scotland’s National Centre for Resilience is on track to officially launch in March 2016, Environment Minister Aileen McLeod confirmed today.

2015-09-28


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The British Geological Survey (BGS) is to work in partnership with the UK shale energy sector to assess the results of a series of new test drills from the ‘Bowland Basin’ – which lies under the greater Manchester and Lancashire area.

2015-09-27


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Scientists from the U.K. and Brazil will work together to study the formation of ocean minerals essential for new technology, particularly environmental technology such as photovoltaic cells. MarineE-tech is a £4.2 million research program funded by the U.K.'s NERC and Brazil's FAPESP that will assess deep ocean ferromanganese deposits, a major resource of elements that include cobalt, tellurium and the rare earths used in e-technologies.

2015-09-24


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Residents of tiny Rutland were hit by an earthquake on Tuesday 22nd September - the county's fourth tremor in just 17 months - but many still managed to see the funny side. The 2.8 magnitude quake shook the area at around 10.40pm as people described hearing a 'large bang' and then a 'loud rumble' as their houses shook briefly.

2015-09-23


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An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 has been recorded in a county hit by a series of tremors, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed. The epicentre was near the town of Oakham in Rutland, in the East Midlands, at 22:40 BST on Tuesday. It is the ninth earthquake to be recorded in Rutland since April 2014, when there were three in one month.

2015-09-23


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UK research group Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage has released a study of multiple user storage sites in the North Sea, showing that it is safe to inject in the same formation at different points at the same time.

2015-09-21


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A START-UP company has set out to revolutionise how UK emergency services can plan for and respond to extreme weather conditions by using cutting edge computer technology at Daresbury Laboratory’s Hartree Centre.

2015-09-16


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The first true three-dimensional picture of submarine canyon habitats has been produced using a combination of marine robotics and ship-based measurements.

2015-09-16


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A team of experts from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Heriot-Watt University recently completed an independent external review of the storage plan for the proposed Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage project, one of the two preferred bidders in the UK Government’s Carbon Capture and Storage Commercialisation Programme.

2015-09-14

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