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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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Government hopes that Britain can emulate the US by starting a shale-gas revolution have been knocked back after a long-awaited report unexpectedly concluded there was no potential in fracking for gas in the Weald region of southern England.

2014-05-23


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Recently there has been a glut of stories about sinkholes appearing across parts of the UK, including one of the biggest ever seen in the Peak District. But once the ground opens up, how do you fill in a massive hole?

2014-05-10


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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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