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An underwater landslide the size of Paris may have triggered the worst of the tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March 2011, a new study claims.

2014-09-26


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Mkango Resources Ltd. is pleased to announce the results of the Pre-feasibility Study for the Songwe Hill Rare Earth Project.

2014-09-23


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Exactly a year on from the release of GB Minecraft, Ordnance Survey has launched GB Minecraft 2. This free-to-download Minecraft map offers gamers a much more natural-looking and detailed version of Great Britain.

2014-09-23


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There was a huge bang over North East Lincolnshire on Friday night.

2014-09-20


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Energy bosses have dismissed concerns raised by anti-fracking campaigners over plans for gas drilling in north Shropshire.

2014-09-20


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NERC has teamed up with BBC presenter Professor Iain Stewart and Shadow Industries, a Bristol-based production company, to create a new short film called 'Anatomy of an Earthquake'.

2014-09-19


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It is evident that people have a genuine concern about climate change and the issues of increasing carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Aided by the nice weather and the general buzz around the University of Birmingham/British Science Festival, this concern saw over 70 people attend 'The Carbon Conundrum' on Sunday morning.

2014-09-18


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Leaks from faulty shale gas and oil wells have contaminated water supplies, but fracking itself is not to blame, scientists say

2014-09-15


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This is the amazing moment lumps of solid rock explode into the air as the earth sheds its outer layer in a strange geological phenomenon known as exfoliation. The incident is one of a number of exfoliation events to have taken place in the last month in the Sierra Nevada range, eastern California, damaging a nearby dam. A local resident captured the moment and uploaded the strange event to YouTube where it has been viewed more than 615,000 times.

2014-09-11


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‘No sign’ of explosive release that could cloud the skies over Europe with ash happening yet

2014-09-10


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In response to seismic activity around Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, NERC is working with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and other partners to ensure that the UK's large atmospheric research aircraft (ARA) is fitted out and available to monitor any ash plume should it be needed.

2014-09-03


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Lava flows from Bárðarbunga after nearly two weeks of seismic unrest.

2014-08-29


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Lava flows from Bárðarbunga after nearly two weeks of seismic unrest.

2014-08-29


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THE drive to exploit Britain's shale oil and gas reserves got off to a shaky start today when its new energy minister failed to name a single village that would welcome fracking.

2014-08-28


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One of Huddersfield’s most prominent landmarks is now causing waves across the globe thanks to a special visit by a Canadian family bidding to find a memorial to a renowned, long lost relative. Charles Clough was a respected geologist who was brought up in Huddersfield and worked across northern Britain.

2014-08-27


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You may remember when Britain's Ordnance Survey recreated the entirety of the country as a Minecraft map. That was all well and good if, for some reason, you wanted to explore its top soil in a geologically removed way. But what about the peaks and troughs of the British landscape? The mountains, the cliffs, the caves filled with mole people and discarded Cliff Richard albums? To see those, you'll need a new Minecraft map—this one created by the British Geological Survey.

2014-08-27


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Volcanic eruptions, oil spills and bacterial outbreaks all land in the laps of government science advisers, and put them to the test.

2014-08-27


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A fossil that was discovered on Newfoundland could be the oldest complex animal and the earliest evidence of muscular tissue in the world.

2014-08-27


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Volcanic eruptions, oil spills and bacterial outbreaks all land in the laps of government science advisers, and put them to the test.

2014-08-27


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More than 27 tonnes of ammonium leaches from an Oxford wetland into the River Thames every year, reports the Natural Environment Research Council

2014-08-26

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