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A new BGS report offers businesses and policymakers information on where to find the minerals needed to guarantee economic growth of their markets and countries in order to ensure commercial growth and mitigate supply risk to maintain mineral independence.

2014-05-02


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A British Geological Survey (BGS) monitoring station in Charnwood Forest, about 25 miles (40km) away, indicated the shock lasted several minutes. The BGS said indications are that it originated 2.5 miles (4km) below ground. It was reportedly also felt in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire...

2014-04-17


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A 3.2 magnitude earthquake near Oakham, Rutland, which was felt up to 28 miles away, is being investigated by seismologists. The BGS said the 28-mile distance over which the quake was felt was not unusual for an event of its size. It has so far received more than 180 reports from local people...

2014-04-17


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A LANDSLIDE that caused two acres of farmland to slip away has caved in a stretch of road near Pencombe... The British Geological Survey indicates that, with winter rainfall increasing, these incidents are becoming more frequent.

2014-04-09


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Six publicly funded research institutes have won Athena SWAN awards for promoting good employment practices for women in science

2014-04-03


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LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) - Mining firms are looking favourably at Britain as a project destination with deposits of strategic metals leading a small mining revival following the launch of the country's first new metal mine in 45 years.

2014-04-02


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Blow to Government attempts to increase public support for fracking as report by academics from British Geological Survey and Durham University warns that wells could leak.

2014-03-25


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This morning Years 5 and 6 had a fascinating few hours learning from the geologists at the BGS. In a fast moving and inspiring carousel of hands on activities we were taken back in time and taught some of the many lessons we have learned from the science and history of our earth.

2014-03-19


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NOTTS will be celebrating National Science and Engineering Week with a range of free interactive activities for all the family... The British Geological Survey will be hosting a family fun day in Nicker Hill, Keyworth, on March 22. The event will take place from 10am until 4pm and activities will include making your own earthquake as well as rock and fossil displays and talks.

2014-03-07


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A house in Ripon which was damaged when a 25ft-wide (7.5m) sinkhole opened has been demolished... The British Geological Survey has said Ripon lies in one of the most susceptible areas of the UK for sinkholes, because of its 'Permian gypsum deposits' which can dissolve more quickly than the surrounding limestone.

2014-03-05


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Ahead of the Jisc Digital Festival next week, for which Times Higher Education is media partner, five experts predict the innovations and trends that are set to change the face of higher education and research in the coming years.

2014-03-05


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There is a new tool in the gardener’s pocket that’s quick, sharp and versatile: the smartphone... Gardeners’ Question Time producer Howie Shannon recommended to me the British Geological Survey called mySoil. This free app is useful if you are thinking of moving house and want to take plants to your new garden, but are not sure of the soil type...Plus, it’s free.

2014-03-04


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Heavy rainfall has contributed to sinkholes appearing in the UK at the fastest rate since 1987, with developers potentially facing huge costs from hidden threats below the surface... 'It is important to avoid the most subsidence-prone areas and to investigate then design developments to cope with potential problems.' Vanessa Banks, British Geological Survey

2014-02-26


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Scientists have developed a new model to predict how much a new high-speed railway would shake the ground around it, and the effect this could have on those living near the line... The new study, published in Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, used existing data on soil properties from NERC's British Geological Survey to build a computer model to predict how a new high speed line will affect the ground and surrounding buildings.

2014-02-24


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People have reported their houses swaying after a magnitude 4.1 earthquake three miles beneath the Bristol Channel. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the tremor, which happened at 1.21pm, was being analysed. Brian Baptie, from the BGS, told Sky News: 'We get an earthquake of this size maybe roughly once every three years somewhere in the UK.'

2014-02-20


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A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has struck in the Bristol Channel, the strongest to hit Britain in six years... Julian Bukits, an assistant seismologist from the British Geological Survey, said: "The earthquake had a magnitude 4.1 and was felt in Devon and across the south coast of Wales. We've had reports in Swansea, Exeter, Barnstaple, Gloucester and so on. 'It's a significant sized earthquake by UK standards but worldwide it's pretty average - we get about 5,500 this size in the world every year.'

2014-02-20


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A spate of sinkholes have appeared as the constant heavy rainfall has flooded much of the UK, Dr Vanessa Banks explains why this is happening and the warning signs to look out for that your property could be at risk... Dr Vanessa Banks of the British Geological Survey said that the holes appear when the layers of earth, gravel and clay above becoming so saturated with water they can no longer support their own weight.

2014-02-19


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Sinkholes are appearing across Britain as rain batters the UK and floods continue to swamp some areas - but what are they, and is heavy rain really to blame for that sinking feeling? ... Dr Vanessa Banks from the British Geological Survey, told Channel 4 News: 'The ground is saturated at the moment, in certain parts of the country, and where it's saturated, it will remain saturated for some weeks, if not months.'

2014-02-18


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Three homes have been evacuated in a street in North Yorkshire after a 25ft-wide (7.5m) sinkhole opened... Dr Vanessa Banks, from the British Geological Survey, explained to the BBC why recent heavy rainfall had led to an 'increased number' of sinkholes.

2014-02-18


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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, experts say... Scientists at the British Geological Survey (BGS) say levels are likely to keep rising even if there is no more rain, as so much water is soaking through the soil. A BGS report last month said water levels had risen by more than 30 metres in some observation wells in chalk in Hampshire.

2014-02-13

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