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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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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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