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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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A report by the British Geological Survey shows there have been 18 earthquakes in Ollerton over the past four weeks... Brian Baptie, a seismologist at the Edinburgh’s British Geological Survey, said the small quakes presented no hazard at all and the most folk would have felt was a small swaying.

2014-01-07


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A report by the British Geological Survey shows there have been 18 earthquakes in Ollerton over the past four weeks... Brian Baptie, a seismologist at the Edinburgh’s British Geological Survey, said the small quakes presented no hazard at all and the most folk would have felt was a small swaying.

2014-01-07


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The rapid evolution of technology in recent years has produced everything from smaller, more powerful computers and sharper display screens to smarter mobile phones and more efficient electric motors... Andrew Bloodworth, an expert in metal resource management at the British Geological Survey, agrees. ‘We use these metals because they are the best materials available – a simple substitution will almost certainly lead to decreased performance.

2014-01-06


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The rapid evolution of technology in recent years has produced everything from smaller, more powerful computers and sharper display screens to smarter mobile phones and more efficient electric motors... Andrew Bloodworth, an expert in metal resource management at the British Geological Survey, agrees. ‘We use these metals because they are the best materials available – a simple substitution will almost certainly lead to decreased performance.

2014-01-06

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