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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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It was an integral part of the war effort with their expertise providing recommendations for everything from the type of sand to use in trench sand bags – so as to provide maximum protection against enemy fire without being impossible to move when sodden with water – to where to find clean drinking water on the Western Front.

2014-06-24


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Hugh Barron, team leader with the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh, Scotland, gave a presenation on the internationally significant geology of western Newfoundland at a meeting on a Global Geopark, held at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

2014-06-11


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... ‘A Stratigraphical Basis for the Anthropocene’ published by The Geological Society and edited by Dr Jan Zalasiewicz and Professor Mark Williams from the University of Leicester’s Department of Geology in collaboration with colleagues from the British Geological Survey. They examine the evidence to suggest that we now live in a new epoch - the Anthropocene, in which humans have changed the global landscape in which we live.

2014-06-09


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The Tellus South West project has mapped the soils, rocks, landscape and ecology to unprecedented depth and detail. It could prove crucial to understanding or preventing flooding in North Devon and further afield – including the revelation that run off from here helped feed floods in Somerset earlier this year that left communities cut off for weeks.

2014-06-06


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...experts from the British Geological Survey reckon it may have been an aircraft breaking the sound barrier on Thursday lunchtime.

2014-06-06


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As a seismologist with the British Geological Survey based in Edinburgh, people may well wonder what we do all day? by Glenn Ford

2014-05-25


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Earthquakes in the "most seismically active" area in the British Isles appear to have stopped, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS).

2014-05-24

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