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There’s enough people at this week’s Burning Man festival to make the seismic needle quiver, says our expert Paul Denton from the British Geological Survey.

2015-09-02


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This week, Burners are flocking to Black Rock City in search of a hedonistic getaway and plenty of dancing. But could that dancing cause an earthquake?

2015-09-03


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A rise in fracking in the US has had a great effect on the North Sea sector, causing many to question what lies ahead

2015-09-07


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Altitude London - Milbank Tower -- As a lead Sponsor of the forthcoming BRE Connected Cities Convention event, Landmark Information Group, the UK's leading supplier of digital mapping, property and environmental risk information, will be delivering insight to town planners, architects and developers on the key constraints that challenge the development of 'connected buildings and cities' and how quality data can resolve them.

2015-09-08


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A new technique for securing and storing carbon dioxide could help to unlock the North Sea's "vast" CO2 storage potential, researchers claim.

2015-09-10


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A team of experts from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Heriot-Watt University recently completed an independent external review of the storage plan for the proposed Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage project, one of the two preferred bidders in the UK Government’s Carbon Capture and Storage Commercialisation Programme.

2015-09-14


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The first true three-dimensional picture of submarine canyon habitats has been produced using a combination of marine robotics and ship-based measurements.

2015-09-16


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A START-UP company has set out to revolutionise how UK emergency services can plan for and respond to extreme weather conditions by using cutting edge computer technology at Daresbury Laboratory’s Hartree Centre.

2015-09-16


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UK research group Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage has released a study of multiple user storage sites in the North Sea, showing that it is safe to inject in the same formation at different points at the same time.

2015-09-21


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An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 has been recorded in a county hit by a series of tremors, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed. The epicentre was near the town of Oakham in Rutland, in the East Midlands, at 22:40 BST on Tuesday. It is the ninth earthquake to be recorded in Rutland since April 2014, when there were three in one month.

2015-09-23


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Residents of tiny Rutland were hit by an earthquake on Tuesday 22nd September - the county's fourth tremor in just 17 months - but many still managed to see the funny side. The 2.8 magnitude quake shook the area at around 10.40pm as people described hearing a 'large bang' and then a 'loud rumble' as their houses shook briefly.

2015-09-23


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Scientists from the U.K. and Brazil will work together to study the formation of ocean minerals essential for new technology, particularly environmental technology such as photovoltaic cells. MarineE-tech is a £4.2 million research program funded by the U.K.'s NERC and Brazil's FAPESP that will assess deep ocean ferromanganese deposits, a major resource of elements that include cobalt, tellurium and the rare earths used in e-technologies.

2015-09-24


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The British Geological Survey (BGS) is to work in partnership with the UK shale energy sector to assess the results of a series of new test drills from the ‘Bowland Basin’ – which lies under the greater Manchester and Lancashire area.

2015-09-27


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Scotland’s National Centre for Resilience is on track to officially launch in March 2016, Environment Minister Aileen McLeod confirmed today.

2015-09-28