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The effort to drill into the Chicxulub Crater off the coast of Mexico has been declared an outstanding success.

2016-05-27


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Consent given to start preliminary studies on shale natural gas in Yorkshire.

2016-05-24


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Flood mapping software developed by a Brighton company is now using cloud-piercing, day-night satellite data, adding even greater detail to its highly accurate 3D models of flooding events.

2016-05-23


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Over the past two centuries, we have burned so much fossil fuel that we have reshaped the world in ways our Paleolithic ancestors could never have imagined. Geologists now are considering adding a new epoch to the geological time scale, one that would recognize the extent to which humans have transformed our environment.

2016-05-22


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The British Geological Survey and the University of Birmingham have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen future collaboration and open new opportunities for research.

2016-05-20


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A group of six Midlands universities – including the University of Birmingham and Aston University – are developing the next generation of ‘cold power’ technologies to help save millions of pounds in carbon fuels every year.

2016-05-16


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The Vardyquake phenomenon struck again during Leicester City Football Club's last match of the season. Read more: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Vardyquake-King-Power-sets-record/story-29248950-detail/story.html#ixzz48ABg2Rmg Follow us: @Leicester_Merc on Twitter | leicestermercury on Facebook

2016-05-09


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An expert has said a Bournemouth cliff may need to be made less steep after a landslip demolished a toilet block and damaged a Victorian funicular railway.

2016-04-28


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The earthquakes that struck Nepal in 2015 were a social, economic and cultural catastrophe. In the face of such devastation, relief and recovery become a global concern.

2016-04-25


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Last week, in less than four days, the world had three earthquakes at 7.0 magnitude or more. One in Myanmar caused two deaths; in Japan, there were 40; and in Ecuador, there have been 350 killed and still counting.

2016-04-22


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As it pursues independence, Greenland seeks to develop its economy without ruining one of Earth's last pristine places.

2016-04-20


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Sign up ORGANISERS of the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival hope visitors will keep returning to the Jurassic Coast after being "inspired" at this year's event.

2016-04-20


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Planning applications have been submitted to rebuild an historic A-listed house in Glasgow’s west end.

2016-04-14


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Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid struck Earth, resulting in a massive environmental disaster and killing many species including the dinosaurs. With great force, the impact of the asteroid left the planet with a huge scar, the Chicxulub Crater. Scientists will drill into the crater to better understand how this asteroid killed the dinosaurs.

2016-04-12


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A Scottish research partnership said yesterday it had taken the biggest cut of a £4million fund created to help lower emissions in the UK.

2016-04-06


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The British Geological Society (BGS) has been selected by the Department of Economic Development as hydrocarbon technical advisors for the continued development of the Offshore Energy Strategy.

2016-04-04


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The BGS in Scotland has moved to its new base at the Lyell Centre, on the Heriot-Watt University campus in Edinburgh. Two major new buildings provide large open-plan offices for staff, a major new marine operations and engineering facility, a home for the national collection of Scottish rocks and fossils, together with laboratories and workshops to support the organization’s science programmes.

2016-03-26


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Research involving the BGS at a green energy centre at Guardbridge on the potential for ground source heat merits further investigation, a report for the Scottish Government has found.

2016-03-24


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Sinkholes have been reported all over the country over the past couple of years, from Yorkshire to Cornwall. But why do they happen and are we making them worse? Dr Anthony Cooper of the BGS helps to explain.

2016-03-24


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Dr Sally Morgan discusses how research ships around the world help answer big scientific questions about our planet

2016-03-23

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