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The British Geological Survey said Tuesday it's uncovered data that could help address concerns about seismic activity associated with hydraulic fracturing.

2016-03-01


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Scientists at the British Geological Survey (BGS) have published new research that will reduce the risk of earthquakes and borehole damage caused by fracking.

2016-03-03


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The secrets of an asteroid that hit our planet 66 million years ago are to be probed by scientists who plan to drill down into the enormous crater it left behind. The International Ocean Discovery Program is to embark upon an expedition to take rock samples from the Chicxulub crater in the Gulf of Mexico.

2016-03-07


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Seismology students at University of Leicester measured significant seismic activity when Leonardo Ulloa scored against Norwich on Feb 27. They were assisted by Paul Denton, from BGS, whose work helps children understand science through seismology.

2016-03-07


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Tremor felt in homes near Oxfordshire-Bucks border on Sunday one of dozens of earthquakes reported in UK each year.

2016-03-07


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University of Derby hosted an interactive debate on March 14, titled Mining: To dig or not to dig, which addressed mining in the 21st century. Andrew Bloodworth, Science Director, Minerals and Waste at BGS, argued for mining and Dr Alex Stewart, formerly Public Health England, argued against mining.

2016-03-08


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Transportation operators across the UK that face significant challenges in monitoring and detecting landslides and subsidence across their networks, will be the first to benefit from a satellite-based land monitoring system developed through the European Space Agency (ESA).

2016-03-08


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An "earthquake" made by football fans celebrating a goal has been recorded for the first time in the UK. A University of Leicester team, and the BGS, installed a seismometer at Hazel Community Primary School, 500m from Leicester City's King Power stadium and reported a minor quake with a magnitude of 0.3.

2016-03-08


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Geologists have embarked on a major piece of “detective work” to create a map of how Scotland looks beneath the surface. Dr Diarmad Campbell, chief geologist for Scotland at the British Geological Survey (BGS), said the aim was to make the surface of Scotland “transparent”.

2016-03-14


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Abandoned coal mines could become a source of low carbon energy in the Wee County. Following extensive work by the British Geological Survey (BGS) across Scotland, Clackmannanshire Council and the Scottish Government are considering utilising untapped natural resources to generate geothermal energy for local homes, schools and businesses.

2016-03-19


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The first metal mine to open in Britain in 45 years is working with Camborne School of Mines, Plymouth University and the British Geological Survey (Eimear Deady & Simon Tapster) to help build a more accurate picture of the South West geology.

2016-03-22


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Academics warn of 'toxic time-bomb' facing Britain with sites under threat from flooding or coastal erosion

2016-03-22


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The BGS has released a wealth of information on the geology of the sea bed around the UK available to download for free. The information represents 800,000 kilometres of the geology of the UK marine environment, enough to wrap around the British Isles over 200 times or to the moon and back!

2016-03-23


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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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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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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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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