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A new estimate suggests the world could have significant unconventional oil and gas resources - but does that really translate into a bonanza for the UK? The UK's geology adds to the difficulty.

2013-06-11


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DINOSAURS, tsunamis and space were among subjects brought to life at the British Geological Survey's first open day in 25 years. Around 3,000 visitors attended Saturday's event which aimed to give children and adults an insight into geology.

2013-06-10


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New research aims to speed up the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) by studying how carbon dioxide could be stored underground... The NERC British Geological Survey will lead a £894,000 project to develop non-invasive methods to monitor ...

2013-06-10


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... Radon gas is part of the radioactive decay chain of natural uranium and is produced in low levels all around the world, all the time... Mr McColl's organisation has worked with the British Geological Survey to produce maps of where radon gas was more likely.

2013-06-06


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A DINOSAUR adventure awaits those visiting the British Geological Survey (BGS) for its Open Day ... World leading scientists and support staff from the BGS are inviting the public to explore the past, present and future through a packed programme ...

2013-06-05


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One of the energy firms hoping to exploit the UK's resources of shale gas says it may be sitting on significantly more gas than previously thought... A report by the British Geological Survey for the Department of Energy and Climate Change is due to ...

2013-06-03


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Entry is free and there will be a full programme of talks, demonstrations, tours and activities suitable for all ages. This is the first full scale Open Day held at Keyworth for 25 years and is a great opportunity for everyone to see their new facilities

2013-06-02


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The BGS will be holding an Open Day at the Environmental Science Centre in Keyworth on Saturday 8 June 2013. There will be a packed programme of tours, talks and demonstrations, including a very special guest appearance from TV's Professor Iain Stewart

2013-05-31


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A tremor measuring 3.8 in magnitude has hit north Wales. The tremor centred on the Llyn peninsula in Gwynedd. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the centre point was between the seaside towns of Aberdaron and Nefyn.

2013-05-29


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... measured 3.8 magnitude. Assistant seismologist Julian Bukits from the British Geological Survey (BGS) said: 'This was the biggest in the area since a 4.3 in August 1984 ...'

2013-05-29


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Three-dimensional images of Dinosaur Isle's fossil collection will soon be available. A team of leading scientists from the British Geological Survey (BGS) has been scanning fossils ready to be installed on a new online database, www.3D-Fossils.ac.uk.

2013-05-22


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There's been a big increase in the number of landslides at cliffs on the south coast this year... Katy Freeborough from the British Geological Survey said: 'There's just a lot of water in the system. It's likely to remain unstable for the foreseeable future so basically you've got heavier and weaker rocks which is leading to a large-scale instability.'

2013-05-13


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Landslides across the south coast have accelerated in the last four months, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS). Research carried out by BGS has shown 16 cliff falls between Bridport and Chichester from January and April, compared with 22 for all of last year. Geologist Peter Hobbs said: 'It's a serious issue, people should take notice of the signs and warnings.' It comes a week after a major landslip near Durdle Door in Dorset.

2013-05-08


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Geologists say thousands more fossils exist at a Leicestershire site than previously realised. Scientists from the British Geological Survey, in Nottinghamshire, made casts of the fossils which are on display at New Walk Museum in Leicester... 'The fossils at Charnwood were considered so important because it was the one place in the world where we could definitively say fossils were of Precambrian age,' added Dr Wilby.

2013-05-04


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Elsevier... and IEDA (Integrated Earth Data Applications)... are jointly launching a new competition, the International Data Rescue Competition, which aims to improve preservation and access of research data in the earth sciences discipline. The challenge invites members of the international geosciences community who have worked on efforts that advance preservation and access of research data.... Helen Glaves , British Geological Survey.

2013-04-29


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A seminar on caves and rock shelters occupied in the Iron Age has proved so popular its organisers have decided to stream it on the internet... Experts from the British Geological Survey, CFA Archaeology, Historic Scotland and National Museums Scotland will also take part. The seminar is called Underworld: the use of caves, rock shelters and underground places during the Scottish Iron Age.

2013-04-26


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...Iran earthquake.. The most powerful earthquake in Iran for half a century happened this week. More than 60 times the energy was released compared to the one nearby ten years ago which destroyed much of the city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. Yet so far the death toll from Tuesday's earthquake is considerably lower. To explain this and more Dr Roger Musson from the British Geological Survey joins Quentin Cooper.

2013-04-24


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A new type of sound sensor system has been developed to predict the likelihood of a landslide... The technique has been developed by researchers at Loughborough University, in collaboration with the British Geological Survey, through two projects funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

2013-04-23


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Salt plays a greater role in undermining chalk cliffs than previously thought, say scientists... Lawrence and a team of researchers from the University of Brighton and the British Geological Survey tested samples of chalk from cliffs in the UK and France. They then compared them with chalk from an inland quarry which had had no exposure to salt.

2013-04-19


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A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has rocked Iran, a week after another major quake struck the country. New Scientist assesses the risks... 'The earthquake was probably a result of normal faulting within the Arabian plate as it is subducted under the Eurasian plate along the Makran coast of Iran and Pakistan,' says Brian Baptie of the British Geological Survey.

2013-04-17

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