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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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England’s record rainfall last winter triggered the appearance of sinkholes in unprecedented numbers

2014-08-01


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A study of hidden groundwater across Africa has revealed the continent is sitting on a vast reservoir of water, scientists say.

2014-07-30


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Fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances", according to new rules issued by the government.

2014-07-28


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GUERNSEY could be set for more earthquakes in the coming weeks, the British Geological Survey said yesterday.

2014-07-26


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Islanders have been feeling the shakes once again after being hit by another earthquake - the tenth in just 12 days

2014-07-24


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Nearly 40 research leaders from Heriot-Watt University and the British Geological Survey (BGS) came together last week at an inaugural 'Heriot-Watt -BGS Exchange Event' aimed at developing innovative ideas for research collaboration within their new, joint research institute – the Sir Charles Lyell Centre.

2014-07-23


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Jersey was hit by its biggest earthquake in a century yesterday – just as local radio presenter Sara Palmer had loaded up the Status Quo song Rockin' All Over the World

2014-07-11


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Though shale in the UK extends to around 30% of England and Wales, according to BGS geologist Rachel Bell steps must be taken to prevent pressure on groundwater supply and contamination, while a secure proppant supply is also essential.

2014-07-09


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The British Geological Survey (BGS) in partnership with The Environment Agency (EA) have published a series of maps which show the depth to each shale gas and oil source rock below principal groundwater aquifers in England and Wales.

2014-07-08


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The earthquake registered 2.9 on the Richter Scale and caused the ground to tremor in the Fort William and its surrounding areas

2014-07-04


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A major study into the potential of fracking to contaminate drinking water with methane has been published.

2014-07-03


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THE study from the British Geological Survey says Scotland has only a modest amount of shale gas and oil.

2014-06-30

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