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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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Abandoned landfill sites throughout the UK routinely leach polluting chemicals into rivers, say scientists.

2014-08-26


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People have changed the planet so dramatically that some geologists think the Earth has entered a new phase in its geological timeline, named the "Anthropocene." But what about the marks humans are leaving deep underground?

2014-08-25


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Researchers studying the remains of Richard III have identified what the 15th century English monarch ate and drank across his lifetime. Isotope geochemist Angela Lamb of the British Geological Survey says ratios of chemical variants in teeth and bone can reveal what a person was consuming. She says as his power grew, so did the king’s sumptuous banquets, which included beef, pork, venison, freshwater and marine fish, and all manner of wildfowl, from peacocks to swans.

2014-08-25


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Intense seismic activity leads to increased risk of Bárðarbunga volcano erupting

2014-08-21


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A study by the University of Leicester has identified a new method to optimize fracking, improving gas yields and reducing environmental impacts. A team from the University of Leicester and the British Geological Survey have looked into what else comes out of fractured Bowland shale other than methane.

2014-08-20


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Seismic activity observed at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano prompts Iceland to warn airlines about a possible eruption. British Geological Survey volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya discusses on the News Hub with Sara Murray

2014-08-20


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Tests on the long-lost skeleton of Richard III reveal the medieval monarch had a taste for rich foods such as peacock, heron and swan, and that his liking for the finer things in life -- including wine -- increased significantly after he became the king of England

2014-08-18


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The findings of the research by experts from the British Geological Survey and the University of Leicester will be shown in a new documentary, Richard III: The New Evidence, to be shown tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.

2014-08-17


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A new web portal is opening up access to data about UK soil and its properties. Envirotec asked Russell Lawley of the British Geographical Survey (BGS), who manages some of the content and development aspects of the site, about how it is used and how it might help consultants working in areas like brownfield development and the environmental sector.

2014-08-16


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In a newly published study, Earth scientists Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams, of the University of Leicester, and Colin Waters, of the British Geological Survey, bolster the case for an Anthropocene epoch by pointing out that human activities -- ranging from fracking for oil and gas to underground nuclear tests -- actually have created profound changes deep beneath the Earth's surface.

2014-08-13


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Little known volcanoes in one of Africa’s most stunning locations are to be explored in a bid to understand the threat they pose to life, livelihood and the landscape. Researchers are to assess largely uncharted volcanoes in the East African Rift Valley, home to vast mammal migrations, mountain gorillas, spectacular peaks and fertile plains.

2014-08-07


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Humans have left many kinds of mark on the planet, but some of the most remarkable and enduring are in the subterranean ‘underworld’ of rocks, hidden deep below our feet.

2014-08-05

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