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ANDRA, the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency, has completed a rigorous two year analysis into GeoVisionary and has given the system the official go-ahead...We were wowed the first time we encountered GeoVisionary at the British Geological Survey. The idea of being able to visualise all our data in 3D, including photos, GoCad geological data, borehole data, details of geological faults, geological maps.. http://www.virtalis.com

2011-10-28


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There really is gold in those hills - enough for a king's ransom. Scotgold Resources Ltd has just been given planning permission to open Scotland's first gold mine since gold was mined 500 years ago at Leadhills to make the Scottish crown jewels...research being undertaken at the University of Leicester, in conjunction with Scotgold Resources and in collaboration with researchers at Aberdeen and Glasgow Universities and the British Geological Survey, will be key to finding the next gold mine.

2011-10-28


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(Reuters) - Turkey is much better placed to deal with its latest earthquake since overhauling its emergency operations in the past decade, but international experts questioned on Monday its decision to rebuff many outside offers of help...'The problem is the enforcing of the building code on the ground,' said Roger Musson, a seismologist with the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh.

2011-10-25


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The geological community in the UK has long recognised that scientifically important information revealed in temporary exposures of bedrock and superficial Quaternary deposits is frequently lost to science. This is largely due to the ephemeral nature of the exposures and the inability of the geoscience community to respond at short notice...taken forward at the British Geological Survey (BGS)...

2011-10-20


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Corporations given easy access to scientific data through Elsevier's map interface...Oil and gas companies can now get easy access to 200 years of scientific research, after a partnership between Elsevier and the Geological Society of London sees more than 165000 different geological maps brought together on a single platform...Richard Hughes, the director of information at the British Geological Survey...

2011-10-20


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With markets across the world suffering from severe jolts, investors are turning towards gold as the safest option to put their money in...Gold prices rose to dizzying heights in India in recent times...While this is good news for investors in the yellow metal, it is bad news for those who are planning to buy gold jewellery...British Geological Survey recently published a list of countries by production of gold - (World Mineral Production 2005-2009).

2011-10-19


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September saw a continuation of the marked spatial variation in rainfall across the UK which has been featured throughout 2011. The lowest monthly rainfall totals coincided with those areas for which long-term rainfall deficiencies were already substantial. There was, therefore, little amelioration of drought conditions in affected areas of England...operated by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in conjunction with the British Geological Survey.

2011-10-17


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Huge swathes of Britain are up for grabs in a new round of gas exploration licences which the government is due to issue soon. Could this be the answer to cheaper energy bills?...Looking over the maps he drew up for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Nigel Smith, a geologist working for the British Geological Survey, highlights which areas of the UK contain the most potential for gas exploration...

2011-10-13


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The British Geological Survey (BGS) is developing innovative ways to open up access to its geospatial data. Wayne Shelley, Andrew Marchant, Patrick Bell and Keith Westhead explain how

2011-10-12


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Our preoccupation with short-term access to high-tech metals ignores the potential of a more circular economy to increase economic resilience...The British Geological Survey's 2011 risk list, published a couple of weeks ago...

2011-10-11


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The dramatic collapse of the cliff was caught on camera on the North Cornish coast between Godrevy and Porthreath back in September and posted online last week.

2011-10-08


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...Engineering geologist Pete Hobbs of the British Geological Survey said: 'That is some of the best footage I've ever seen of a rock-fall.' He estimated that about 100,000 tonnes of rock had fallen into the sea...

2011-10-07


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...Engineering geologist Pete Hobbs of the British Geological Survey said: 'That is some of the best footage I've ever seen of a rock-fall.' He estimated that about 100,000 tonnes of rock had fallen into the sea... 'You get something like this once every five years maybe. The chances of catching this on video are incredibly slim: I suspect the cameraman must have noticed something.

2011-10-07


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HAS Britain hit the jackpot in Blackpool

2011-09-30


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How technology could help protect fragile landscapes while at the same time giving greater public access to them will be discussed at a conference...Historic Scotland, National Trust for Scotland, British Geological Survey and the Scotland's Islands project are among organisations involved in the event.

2011-09-23


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New information on likely temperatures below ground in Britain has been published by the British Geological Survey (BGS)...It could help guide efforts to use heat from the ground for generating renewable energy...The heat maps show Scotland's rocks having some of the coolest temperatures and eastern and southern England having the hottest.

2011-09-22


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Cuadrilla Resources believes there are 200 trillion cubic feet of 'shale' gas in the Bowland basin, which could result in a Lancashire gas boom creating 5,600 jobs at peak production...Its 200 trillion figure has not been independently verified and often only a small percentage of a probable reserve can be extracted. Current estimates for UK shale gas potential are just 4.2 trillion cubic feet.

2011-09-22


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...However, early progress is promising and the firm is expecting considerable success....The British Geological Survey estimates the UK may have 150 bcm of recoverable reserves from shale beds while, interestingly, the US Department of Energy puts the UK's shale resources at 560 bcm - let's hope they are right.

2011-09-22


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...Britain has around 150bn cubic metres of recoverable shale resources, according to the British Geological Survey, which could meet the nation's gas requirements for 18 months. Cuadrilla is expected to disclose its first estimate for the amount of shale gas found inside its Lancashire licence area next week. According to the chief executive, Mark Miller, the signs are 'encouraging'...

2011-09-16


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...So says the British Geological Survey (BGS), which has compiled a 'risk list' of elements assessing the precariousness of our supplies. The study examines the scarcity of each element in Earth's crust, how many countries produce it and the political stability of those countries. It says supplies of antimony, tungsten, mercury and the platinum group of elements are most endangered.

2011-09-16

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