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...Global energy consumption is fast switching in favour of gas. In an interview with fortune magazine, Shell Oil Company president Marvin Odum stated that by 2012 his company would be producing more gas than oil. Speaking at the 'Prospects for shale gas' forum in Berlin in mid-January, Mike Stephenson, Head of Science (energy) at the British Geological Survey, noted India has already begun to build a new generation of huge gas-fired power stations...http://oilgas.net

2011-08-12


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Experts and amateurs alike believe a sonic boom - triggered by a meteorite or aircraft - caused strange tremors to shake homes and spook pets...Glen Ford, a seismologist with the British Geological Survey, said: 'From the descriptions and the lack of seismic information ,it sounds like it could have been a sonic boom.'

2011-08-11


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Long before the Lone Star State gained independence from Mexico, it separated from another neighbour: Antarctica. Geologists say that Texas was joined to East Antarctica in Earth's distant past, before a billion years of continental drift sent them in different directions. ... ''The existence of a supercontinent 1 billion years ago named Rodinia has been known for many years,'' says Nick Roberts of the British Geological Survey, who was not involved in the study.

2011-08-10


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Marine scientists are to create 3D images of the seabed off the north of Scotland to help identify habitats that need conservation. ...The work, which is funded by Marine Scotland, is being carried out by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), the British Geological Survey and the Northern Lighthouse Board as part of the Scottish marine protected area project.

2011-08-08


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Torridon & Fisherfield is the twelfth map in the award-winning British Mountain Map series, and covers such magnificent summits as An Teallach, Beinn Eighe and Liathach. ...The reverse side of each map contains mountain incident and first aid advice, navigation tips, useful visitor information, and geological information provided by the British Geological Survey. The reverse of the Torridon map also includes 1:15,000 scale summit maps of Beinn Alligin, An Teallach, Beinn Eighe and Liathach

2011-08-05


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A new map shows the Stewartry has the region's highest levels of a potentially deadly natural gas that can cause lung cancer. Improved digital techniques have helped the Health Protection Agency and British Geological Survey reveal the extent of radon hotspots. The radioactive gas seeps up from the ground and is the second largest cause of lung cancer in the UK.

2011-08-04


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... the work builds on previous surveys established by the British Geological Survey (BGS), which has shown that the present-day landscape of this region has been strongly shaped by Quaternary glaciation ...

2011-07-27


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What was once a threat could now be an opportunity. Methane in coal mines ... could contribute to Britain's energy security as North Sea reserves dwindle. ... The company is now looking at data collected by the British Geological Survey before a decision to restart operations can be made ...

2011-07-25


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Digital mapping techniques have enabled the Health Protection Agency and British Geological Survey to produce a new radon map of Scotland.

2011-07-21


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An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 has struck in the English Channel, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said.

2011-07-14


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The international symposium, which is taking place 100 years after Captain Scott's famous Antarctic expedition, is organised and hosted by University of Edinburgh, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, British Antarctic Survey and British Geological Survey.

2011-07-11


Extract from Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai 1833
... on 27 June was most likely caused by weather conditions and not a submarine landslide or earthquake, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS). ...

2011-07-06


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'I'm 99 per cent certain,' he says, pointing out that seismographs of the British Geological Survey did not seem to have detected any earth-shaking at all before the wave struck. A seiche is a freak wave which can be caused by an area of very low or ...

2011-07-01


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... Rob Witter (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, U.S.A.), Catherine Chagué-Goff (University of New South Wales, Australia), Dave Tappin (British Geological Survey, United Kingdom), Bruce Richmond (USGS, U.S.A.) ...

2011-07-01


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...'geological mapping since 1835 is being curtailed: at least a fifth of our bedrock geology needs significant revision, plus many areas with an often highly varied covering of superficial deposits, which can cause so many problems for builders'...

2011-06-28


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Hot water from Newcastle's geothermal borehole finally gushed to the surface this week. During the early hours of Monday 27th June, the giant drill hit a hot water source thousands of metres below the earth's surface at the Science City site. http://www.ncl.ac.uk

2011-06-27


Seismic trace
The faults responsible for these quakes were buried below the surface and there was little indication they existed or could result in large earthquakes. Article by Brian Baptie, seismologist with the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh.

2011-06-14


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Dr Jeremy Robin Davies Honorary Research Associate, British Geological Survey (Aberystwyth, Ceredigion). Awarded an MBE for services to Science. Queen's Birthday Honours 2011: List in full.

2011-06-11

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