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The relative risks to the supply of some of Earth's rarest elements have been detailed in a new list published by the British Geological Survey (BGS).

2011-09-14


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...Researchers from the British Geological Survey (BGS) have released a risk list for the relative supply of these technology metals containing 52 elements mined and consumed globally. The list highlights vulnerable elements where global production is concentrated in a small number of countries...

2011-09-12


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Rock samples taken from a nuclear site were first checked for radioactive contamination before being added to a national collection held in Nottingham. Six hundred boxes of stone have been sent from Dounreay in Caithness to the British Geological Survey's (BGS) national rocks repository. Each cylinder-shaped metre-long sample, called a core, was monitored at Dounreay for potential contamination. The samples will be available to scientists and geologists to study.

2011-09-12


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Challenges to Scotland's mining industries and mineral resources are to be discussed at the first conference of its kind in 13 years. The one-day event will be held in Edinburgh in November. Organised by the Mining Institute of Scotland and Central Scotland group of the Geological Society, the conference will be held at British Geological Survey's Murchison House.

2011-08-24


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A one-day conference on the challenges and opportunities facing the Scottish minerals industry. SCOTTISH georesources in a changing world will be the broad theme of the GeoRes 2011 minerals conference, which will take place on Tuesday 15 November at Murchison House, Edinburgh, the Scottish headquarters of the British Geological Survey.

2011-08-18


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A collaboration of organisations, headed by Marine Scotland, is taking forward a series of marine surveys to gather information on the biodiversity of Scotland's seas... The surveys are being undertaken by Marine Scotland in collaboration with Scottish Natural Heritage, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the Northern Lighthouse Board, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, the British Geological Survey (NERC) and science institutions.

2011-08-14


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This one-day meeting showcases technologies developed by the British Geological Survey (BGS) to enable their work in surveying, analysing and mapping geological systems. These are technologies that have further applications outside the BGS and the purpose of this event is to introduce them to a wider community for commercial exploitation and to facilitate partnerships.

2011-08-12


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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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