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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


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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


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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


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He was part of the team credited with putting carbon capture and storage (CCS) on the government’s policy map. But with the UK’s CCS plans stalling, Prof Michael Stephenson tells Evelyn Adams we need to take stock of our options for tackling climate change.

2017-01-16


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The daily U.S. economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could be in the tens of billions of dollars, according to a new paper published in Space Weather, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, co-authored by researchers from British Geological Survey.

2017-01-19


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A consortium of experts from India, Italy and Britain have selected Darjeeling-East Sikkim and Nilgiris for studies to develop tools and services aiding early warning systems and improving resilience to landslides in India. The programme christened 'LANDSLIP' comprises scientists from 9 organisations and is led by Helen Reeves from the British Geological Survey. "It will provide new knowledge and information on landslide risk reduction in India and South Asia."

2017-01-20


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Earth’s huge store of water might have originated via chemical reactions in the mantle. That’s the upshot of a computer simulation of reactions in Earth’s upper mantle between liquid hydrogen and quartz, the most common and stable form of silica in this part of the planet. “These results provide important insights into the reactions between quartz and hydrogen at high pressures,” says John Ludden, executive director of the British Geological Survey.

2017-01-27


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THE UK could be hit by a strong earthquake at any moment, according to a top seismologist who has warned which areas are more likely to be struck than others. An earthquake as high as 6.1 on the Richter Scale has hit Great Britain in the past and David Galloway of the British Geological Society said it could happen again. The seismologist told Express.co.uk: “There are 200 earthquakes [in the UK] every year. Only two per month are of a reasonable size felt by people on the street.

2017-01-28