Search the News database

Search in the following category or categories

878 matches found. Viewing 61 to 80

Jump to page : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

Default search icon
Can't seem to stop picking up pebbles? You're not alone – although it can sometimes feel that way. Here are a few situations that all pebble collectors will be able to identify with. Geologist Clive Mitchell from the British Geological Survey recommends tools for your next rock-finding mission.

2017-01-11


Default search icon
Research in the Scottish Borders has produced some amazing finds - and suggests that our view of the fossil record needs a rethink. The TW:eed project (Tetrapod World: early evolution and diversification)includes researchers from the National Museum of Scotland, Universities of Leicester, Cambridge and Southampton, and the British Geological Survey. TW:eed have now successfully bored and logged two cores through hundreds of metres of solid Tournaisian rock.

2017-01-11


Default search icon
Most barely noticed the tremor that struck on Tuesday evening, despite it being one of the biggest to hit the UK in almost a decade. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the tremor was “barely perceptible” because it took place 11 miles beneath the North Sea, and about 90 miles away from Scarborough.

2017-01-04


Default search icon
In a new study led by the University of Sussex, geoscientists from the British Geological Survey and the Technical University of Munich reveal that using a micro-seismic technique, which detects tiny earthquakes which cause cracks in the rock, alongside modern electrical imaging technology, which measures rock mass, would provide scientists with much earlier warnings of potential rock falls.

2016-12-19


Default search icon
Scientists from a range of disciplines will come together this January to undertake the first ever coordinated sampling of the major rivers in Great Britain to look for soil derived organic carbon. NERC has commissioned the major new program, LOCATE (Land Ocean Carbon Transfer) which involves the BGS.

2016-12-16


Default search icon
Experts now believe the government should consider adding tsunamis to the National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies. Professor David Tappin of the British Geological Survey said knowing more about how disasters happen is crucial to national security.He said: “If you plan for such events before you start building, you can protect against them.”

2016-12-05


Default search icon
The British Geological Survey has just launched the Africa Groundwater Atlas at a major water conference in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Funded by DFID/NERC/ESRC’s UPGro research program, the Atlas is a gateway to groundwater informati

2016-12-05


Default search icon
Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) has launched a new information film (on YouTube), providing an insight in to its work to find a permanent, safe solution to managing the UK’s most radioactive waste. This includes ongoing work with the British Geological Survey to bring together what is known about the geology of the UK and to understand how this will impact on the ability of an area to host the GDF.

2016-12-05


Default search icon
Skeletons found during an archaeological dig in Leicester could be the first example of African people living in the city.York Osteoarchaeology Ltd., the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) and the British Geological Survey (BGS) have also been involved in the excavation and analysis.

2016-12-03


Default search icon
Kenya is in talks with former colonial master Britain to access crucial geological data, Mining secretary Dan Kazungu has said. Following talks with BGS Director John Ludden Kenya will collaborate on geological data sharing, research and training.

2016-12-01


Default search icon
Two years after the Stone’s return to Scotland, permission was given for British Geological Survey staff to conduct a technical examination of the Stone. The survey team carried out the works locked inside the Crown Room of Edinburgh Castle. The geological results were conclusive and confirmed that the Stone was made from Old Red Sandstone quarried in the vicinity of Scone.

2016-11-30


Default search icon
Agencies investigating a giant sinkhole in Ripon are looking at temporary solutions which might allow residents to return to affected homes. A spokesperson for Harrogate Borough Council stated: “An assessment of the ground conditions by the British Geological Survey on Friday (November 11) ascertained that the sinkhole remains a risk, and there is the potential for further slippage around the hole.

2016-11-15


Default search icon
A large hole that appeared behind a row of houses was in one of the UK's most susceptible areas for sinkholes, the British Geological Survey has said. Experts are still examining data from the site behind the houses in Magdalen's Road but, releasing its initial findings, the BGS said sinkholes were often caused by surface water penetrating the ground, or fluctuations in groundwater levels.

2016-11-12


Default search icon
Seven houses were evacuated after a sinkhole "with an unknown depth" appeared in gardens. After the 2014 partial house collapse, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said gypsum under the town had dissolved to form a maze-like cave system. It said in a report that sinkholes appeared in Ripon every two or three years in the 1980s and 1990s but there had not been any reported in the seven years before the 2014 event.

2016-11-10


Default search icon
The Scottish government wants the public to say whether the controversial oil and gas extraction technique - known as fracking - should take place in Scotland. To help people decide, it commissioned a number of expert reports. Understanding and monitoring induced seismic activity (By the British Geological Survey)

2016-11-08


Default search icon
Recent centuries have seen a big jump in the rates of erosion in the iconic chalk cliffs on England's south coast. A new study finds that for thousands of years the rocks were being beaten back by the waves at perhaps 2-6cm a year. The research, led from the British Geological Survey and conducted by Martin Hurst and colleagues, is reported in the leading American journal, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

2016-11-07


Default search icon
A HUGE earthquake hit a mountainous region in central Italy this morning, just days after the area was hit by two other earthquakes. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said that an "earthquake belt runs north-south through the Apennine Mountains along the spine of Italy".BGS earthquake seismologist Dr Margarita Segou said that the latest earthquake is thought to have been “triggered” by the deadly 6.2 magnitude earthquake in August.

2016-10-30


Default search icon
Cornwall has been struck by a 2.3 magnitude earthquake, with the centre of the quake at Liskeard. Kirstin Lemon, of the British Geological Survey, said the quake of this size was unusual for Cornwall adding that scientists hoped to have more details soon.

2016-10-27


Default search icon
A “PIONEERING” research centre for earth and marine science officially opened at a Scottish university.The £21 million Lyell Centre, at Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh, brings together the expertise of the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the university’s academic work to ensure future generations of researchers can meet the “global science and technology challenges facing the world”.

2016-10-19


Default search icon
Earthquakes have the power to shake cities to the ground, yet in the UK about 200 a year rumble under our feet mostly unnoticed. "Herefordshire experiences a lot of earthquakes compared to other areas," says David Galloway, seismologist at the British Geological Survey (BGS).

2016-10-18

Jump to page : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44