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A spokesperson for the British Geological Survey said that flooding in the South West was a bigger risk this year, in comparison to previous years. Andrew McKenzie said: "At this stage we're in a position were flooding's more likely than normal, but not by a lot..."

2014-11-14


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A small earthquake hit Dumfries on Friday morning. Parts of the town shook for a few seconds at 11.23am. And a seismologist has confirmed that there was a tremor, measuring 2.6 on the Richter scale with a depth of 2.6. Brian Baptie of the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh said: "It appears that there has been a small tremor in the Dumfries area.

2014-11-14


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The British Geological Survey has confirmed an earthquake measuring about 2.6 on the Richter scale has affected parts of southern Scotland.

2014-11-14


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Patrick Bell, Information Systems Team Leader at British Geological Survey, comments on the summer launch of OS Places, a secure, scalable and resilient address lookup web service from Ordnance Survey.

2014-11-13


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The first national UK shale colleges are getting the go-ahead today from Business, Enterprise & Energy Minister Matthew Hancock MP.

2014-11-12


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PUPILS at a school in Yorkshire have become part on an international project which will help to measure earthquakes in Africa.

2014-11-10


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As the floods that struck Britain in early 2014 made all too clear, heavy rain can be bad news for homes, businesses and the environment. Tom Marshall found out how the British Geological Survey (BGS) is helping housebuilders control flooding while saving money.

2014-11-07


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The 2.2 Magnitude quake comes after the island was shaken by its biggest tremor for 80 years in July. The latest quake was said by the British Geological Survey to have been "felt" by residents after it struck 2.44pm.

2014-11-07


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Planners have given their consent to a three storey research and office building for Heriot Watt University and the British Geological Survey on the institution’s Riccarton campus, Edinburgh.

2014-11-07


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According to Zalasiewicz and colleagues Colin Waters (Principal Mapping Geologist at the British Geological Survey) and Mark Williams (Professor of Palaeobiology with Zalasiewicz at Leicester), technofossils may well stand as the most convincing evidence of the epoch’s environmental signature.

2014-11-05


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The aftereffects of the 2010 red mud spill that threatened to poison great swathes of the Hungarian countryside have turned out to be far less harmful than scientists originally feared.

2014-11-03


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...the British Geological Survey (BGS) created 3D models to reveal a section of what is known as the Assynt Culmination in the Moine Thrust Belt.

2014-11-03


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Mystery surrounds a big explosion in the Outer Hebrides that rattled buildings....a spokesman for the British Geological Survey said it had not measured any earthquakes in the area.

2014-10-30


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A £9m Centre for Doctoral Training, which combines the very best of academic and industrial expertise to train the next generation of top-level geoscience and environmental researchers in oil and gas, has been officially launched at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus by Stuart Edwards, deputy director (materials and resource industries) at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

2014-10-29


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A large glacier in southeastern Iceland is apparently joining in the 'zombie' craze that's been sweeping the world in recent years, as it adjusts to the increasingly disruptive influence of climate change.

2014-10-29


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2.6 magnitude tremor described as 'big bang' is felt across the county. Experts have confirmed Nottinghamshire was hit by an earthquake earlier as social media sites were flooded with reports of a tremor. The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 2.6, struck 0.6 miles from Hucknall, which is just under eight miles north of Nottingham, at around 7.17pm yesterday, according to the British Geological Survey.

2014-10-29


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British scientists recently discovered that a glacier named Falljökull in Iceland, considered dead, is in fact living– or actually, it’s both.

2014-10-28


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Changes at Exit Glacier and the wider Harding icefield are part of a global pattern of mostly melting and shrinking glaciers.

2014-10-27


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Seismologists originally believed that the March 2011 magnitude 9.1 earthquake alone caused the event

2014-10-24


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BGS releases high-resolution scans of more than 6,000 maps providing the gateway to UK geology

2014-10-23

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