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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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A new technique for securing and storing carbon dioxide could help to unlock the North Sea's "vast" CO2 storage potential, researchers claim.

2015-09-10


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Altitude London - Milbank Tower -- As a lead Sponsor of the forthcoming BRE Connected Cities Convention event, Landmark Information Group, the UK's leading supplier of digital mapping, property and environmental risk information, will be delivering insight to town planners, architects and developers on the key constraints that challenge the development of 'connected buildings and cities' and how quality data can resolve them.

2015-09-08


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A rise in fracking in the US has had a great effect on the North Sea sector, causing many to question what lies ahead

2015-09-07


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This week, Burners are flocking to Black Rock City in search of a hedonistic getaway and plenty of dancing. But could that dancing cause an earthquake?

2015-09-03


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There’s enough people at this week’s Burning Man festival to make the seismic needle quiver, says our expert Paul Denton from the British Geological Survey.

2015-09-02


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The UK government’s plan to fast-track shale gas planning applications through a new, dedicated planning process has brought into sharp relief the need for reliable data to inform the decision-making processes with regard to the granting or refusing of permits.

2015-08-31


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Nobody likes having to stand around and wait for their bus to turn up, but believe us when we tell you – things could be a whole lot worse.

2015-08-31


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August 25, 2015 — Cardiff University has been successfully using GeoVisionary within the MAREN2 project to accurately visualise large LIDAR data sets of water levels, coastal land forms and bathymetry, so stakeholders can assess the impact of proposed renewable energy schemes.

2015-08-25


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SCIENTISTS have uncovered the truth about a mysterious animal tooth once believed to belong to an Ice Age leopard.

2015-08-25


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The Crown Estate and the British Geological Survey now offer free, licenced access to the CO2 Stored database for subscribers via a more user-friendly website.

2015-08-21


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The Tryptophan Probe: a simple field-based sensor for mapping faecal pollution in drinking water

2015-08-19


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As the British government looks to kick start the industry, the British Geological Survey said it's conducting baseline surveys at a new proposed fracking site.

2015-08-17


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Nuclear waste could remain radioactive for at least 100,000 years

2015-08-17

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