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My PhD research looks at the Hell-Fire Clubs of the eighteenth-century. This picture is from 3D laser scanning undertaken at the Hell-Fire Caves of West Wycombe. I worked with the British Geological Survey to complete a huge scan of a quarter of a mile long cave system, which was cut by hand into a chalk and flint hill around the 1740s-1750s.

2014-10-21


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The Falljökull glacier has cut off its lower reaches but the upper portion is advancing once again.

2014-10-21


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Scientists from the University of Strathclyde will join fellow researchers within the Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) partnership, which already includes the British Geological Survey, Heriot-Watt University, the University of Aberdeen and the University of Edinburgh.

2014-10-21


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Some of the fastest growing, most exciting and forward-thinking companies in the geoscience sector will be exhibiting at this year’s Innovate UK event, including, The GeoInformation Group and Virtalis [BGS].

2014-10-20


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A unique new degree in Environmental Geoscience has been launched at the University of Nottingham in collaboration with the world-renowned British Geological Survey (BGS)

2014-10-19


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Durham Cathedral has been nominated as one of the UK's top 100 Geosites.

2014-10-18


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The Anthropocene Epoch is a name under consideration to describe our present time in geological history. The title was chosen to reflect the great influence of human activities on the modern environment, but will it be accepted by an official body in charge of assigning such names?

2014-10-17


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BGS geologists Mike Ellis and Colin Waters are part of the working group meeting to decide whether or not to propose formal adoption of the 'Anthropocene', the new epoch of humanity.

2014-10-16


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Some of Northern Ireland's most popular tourist attractions have made it onto a list of the top 100 geological sites in the UK and Ireland.

2014-10-15


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Bangor University is to play a crucial role in training scientists of the future who will improve our understanding of soils, which are key to tackling many of today’s global challenges, including food, water and energy security. The consortium inc. Lancaster, Cranfield and Nottingham universities, The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Rothamsted Research, the British Geological Survey and the James Hutton Institute.

2014-10-14


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North experts have put the case for underground thermal energy at a geothermal energy conference in London

2014-10-13


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The UK’s only dedicated space weather forecast centre has been launched to alert satellite telecommunication providers and electrical network operators in case of major solar storms.

2014-10-09


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High-resolution scans of over 6,000 geological maps previously published on paper have been released on the internet by the British Geological Survey. The BGS Maps Portal provides free-to-view small and medium scale maps produced by the BGS since geological mapping began in 1832 and includes the recent 1:50,000 mapping of England, Wales and Scotland, geochemical and geophysical maps and also historical maps.

2014-10-07


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A new central environmental data platform is to be developed by a scientist at Heriot-Watt University (HWU) to boost safety of oil and gas exploration in UK waters

2014-10-06


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An ocean engineer at the University of Rhode Island [in partnership with British Geological Survey's Dave Tappin] has found that a massive underwater landslide, combined with the 9.0 earthquake, was responsible for triggering the deadly tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.

2014-10-03


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A new tool which will enable the UK oil and gas industry to estimate what effects oil and gas exploration will have on the marine environment, is to be developed by a scientist at Heriot-Watt University (HWU).

2014-10-03


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The world’s first commercial-scale Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) will begin operating in Canada today.

2014-10-02


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A UK-led international research team has carried out the first experiment to recreate what would happen if CO2 started leaking after being stored deep under the sea floor. Their findings add weight to the idea that this could be a viable way to cut our impact on the climate.

2014-10-01


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A multidisciplinary team of scientists at The Univ. of Nottingham are using some of the most advanced X-ray micro Computed Tomography (CT) scanners to learn how to design plant roots so they can interact better with soil and capture water and nutrients more efficiently.

2014-09-30


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A report from the QICS [consortium including British Geological Survey] found leaks from subsea carbon capture and storage pose a minimal risk to marine ecosystems.

2014-09-29

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