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Groundwater levels are so high in some parts of the country that flooding is likely to persist for weeks or even months, reports suggest. A scientist with the British Geological Survey (BGS) said levels were likely to keep rising even if there was no more rain as so much water was soaking through the soil. He told the BBC waters could keep increasing for months. The BGS runs 32 boreholes across the country to measure water levels

2014-02-11


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More wet weather is affecting flood-stricken parts of the UK, with severe flood warnings in place along the Thames and in Somerset... Andrew McKenzie, a groundwater scientist at the British Geological Survey, said there had been 'really spectacular rises in water levels' in its aquifers. He told the BBC: 'I think it's fair to say that certainly across much of southern Britain and certainly across much of the catchment of the River Thames aquifers are very close to being fully saturated.'

2014-02-11


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Scientists have told Sky News that groundwater levels are now so high that parts of Britain face a serious risk of flooding for weeks or even months to come. Andy McKenzie, a groundwater scientist at the British Geological Survey, told Sky News that even if the rain stopped today, so much water is soaking through the soil that levels are likely to keep rising for another two months. The risk of flooding could remain high until May, he said.

2014-02-11


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Hard as it is to believe now, two years ago the UK was seriously preparing for drought. Since then there's been a lot of rain, so does it mean there won't be hosepipe bans for many years?... Groundwater provides the water companies - via pumping - with about 30% of the water consumed in the UK, says Rob Ward, a director at the British Geological Survey. In parts of south-east England, such as Kent, the majority of water comes from aquifers.

2014-02-06


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National Grid’s latest Interim Management Statement published today says that its recent investment in flood defences in the UK has minimised the impact of recent bad weather... Work started as long ago as 2008 with the determination of flooding risk which involved gathering data from National Grid, the Environment Agency and the British Geological survey to determine risk of flooding to the distribution system.

2014-01-30


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National Grid’s latest Interim Management Statement published today says that its recent investment in flood defences in the UK has minimised the impact of recent bad weather... Work started as long ago as 2008 with the determination of flooding risk which involved gathering data from National Grid, the Environment Agency and the British Geological survey to determine risk of flooding to the distribution system.

2014-01-30


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A Nottinghamshire town believed to be the most ‘seismically active’ area in the UK has experienced more than 30 small earthquakes in the last 50 days... The British Geological Survey said it is possible that all of the tremors in the area have originated from the same location... The BGS said: ‘Earthquakes of this size are not likely to cause any damage and the hazard from mining-induced seismicity in the UK is typically low.’

2014-01-29


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A Nottinghamshire town believed to be the most ‘seismically active’ area in the UK has experienced more than 30 small earthquakes in the last 50 days... The British Geological Survey said it is possible that all of the tremors in the area have originated from the same location... The BGS said: ‘Earthquakes of this size are not likely to cause any damage and the hazard from mining-induced seismicity in the UK is typically low.’

2014-01-29


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A town which has experienced 30 earthquakes in 50 days is currently the 'most seismically active' area in the British Isles, seismologists have said. The recent tremors in and around New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, have been attributed to mining. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the 'swarm' of tremors were not likely to cause damage and could soon reduce again.

2014-01-21


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A glacier was still in place in Scotland within the past 400 years - 11,000 years later than previously thought - it has been suggested... Dr Kirkbride teamed up with Dr Jez Everest at the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh, and the Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility at the Scottish Universities Environmental Reactor Centre in East Kilbride, to carry out the research.

2014-01-21


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A glacier was still in place in Scotland within the past 400 years - 11,000 years later than previously thought - it has been suggested... Dr Kirkbride teamed up with Dr Jez Everest at the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh, and the Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility at the Scottish Universities Environmental Reactor Centre in East Kilbride, to carry out the research.

2014-01-21


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A town which has experienced 30 earthquakes in 50 days is currently the 'most seismically active' area in the British Isles, seismologists have said. The recent tremors in and around New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, have been attributed to mining. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the 'swarm' of tremors were not likely to cause damage and could soon reduce again.

2014-01-21


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LONG-STANDING radio show Gardeners' Question Time will be visiting a Notts village next month. Gardening enthusiasts will have the opportunity to put their questions to an expert panel at the British Geological Survey, in Keyworth. This rare opportunity has proved extremely popular in the village, with all 130 tickets being snapped-up the day they were released.

2014-01-16


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LONG-STANDING radio show Gardeners' Question Time will be visiting a Notts village next month. Gardening enthusiasts will have the opportunity to put their questions to an expert panel at the British Geological Survey, in Keyworth. This rare opportunity has proved extremely popular in the village, with all 130 tickets being snapped-up the day they were released.

2014-01-16


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SKY WATCHERS in Shetland will have their cameras ready tonight (Thursday) after the British Geological Survey issued an aurora alert. The survey said that following a fast coronal mass ejection (CME) leaving the sun on Tuesday (7 January) a geomagnetic storm is expected to arrive on earth increasing the chance of viewing the northern lights over the next few nights.

2014-01-10


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SKY WATCHERS in Shetland will have their cameras ready tonight (Thursday) after the British Geological Survey issued an aurora alert. The survey said that following a fast coronal mass ejection (CME) leaving the sun on Tuesday (7 January) a geomagnetic storm is expected to arrive on earth increasing the chance of viewing the northern lights over the next few nights.

2014-01-10


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Twenty small earthquakes have been recorded around a Nottinghamshire town in a month, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed. .. The organisation said the activity had been recorded around New Ollerton since 10 December and was likely to have been caused by mining at Thoresby Colliery.

2014-01-10


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Twenty small earthquakes have been recorded around a Nottinghamshire town in a month, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed. .. The organisation said the activity had been recorded around New Ollerton since 10 December and was likely to have been caused by mining at Thoresby Colliery.

2014-01-10


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...The BGS broke ground in the field of mobile GIS, becoming one of the first organisations in the UK to develop free GIS apps for smart phones, developing four GIS-enabled solutions as part of OpenGeoscience, each one designed to deliver BGS data in a convenient format to a different audience - Web-based viewers, Mobile apps for iphone, ipad and android, web mapping services and a 3D data viewer.

2014-01-09


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...The BGS broke ground in the field of mobile GIS, becoming one of the first organisations in the UK to develop free GIS apps for smart phones, developing four GIS-enabled solutions as part of OpenGeoscience, each one designed to deliver BGS data in a convenient format to a different audience - Web-based viewers, Mobile apps for iphone, ipad and android, web mapping services and a 3D data viewer.

2014-01-09

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