The landslide occurred in a spoil heap at Hatfield Main Colliery and distorted a large section of train line along the Doncaster to Goole and Doncaster to Scunthorpe lines.
More about the Hatfield Colliery landslide
Citation search of BGS outputs compiled from Scopus for the period 1 Jan 2007 to 31 December 2012 and the top 10 downloads, from the NERC Open Research Archive (NORA), of publications during the period 1 Jan 2007 to 31 December 2012.
Groundwater is an important source of drinking water and it is estimated that more than 200 million people worldwide are drinking groundwater with fluoride concentrations greater than the WHO guideline value of 1.5  mg/L. The majority of these cases occur in the developing world.
Groundwaters are much more vulnerable to fluoride enrichment than surface waters because of the greater impacts of water-rock reactions in aquifers. We have worked on fluoride occurrence in a number of aquifers in the UK and overseas, and with a number of research partners.
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In December 2012 the geological map of Great Britain was extended into the third dimension with the release of GB3D shown as a network of cross-sections through the earth s crust.
This new way of visualising 3D national-scale geology will benefit people seeking to understand its relationship to landscape and resources such as water, oil, minerals, coal and gas. It may also prove to be a useful tool to help explain complex geological relationships to the public and in education.More about GB3D — 3D geological model for Great Britain
The BGS recently held a forum to provide our stakeholders with a summary of recent science results, its impact, and our future direction.
Some of our leading scientists delivered talks about of their recent work; you can download some of the presentations at the link below.More about the BGS Stakeholder Forum 2012
The BGS Landslide Response Team received reports of two landslides on the east side of Whitby, North Yorkshire, following above average rainfall that affected most of the UK from April-November 2012.
On 28 November 2012, the media reported a landslide affecting a row of cottages on Aelfleda Terrace resulting in the demolition of five 100-year-old former jet workers cottages.More about the Whitby landslides
The BGS already has some information on methane in groundwaters for a number of UK aquifers, collected since the 1980s. The current survey began in 2012, with initial sampling campaigns in aquifers in Lancashire and Cheshire south Wales and Hampshire, Sussex and Kent.
The work will continue with sampling in Northern Ireland, Northumberland and Yorkshire. These areas have been selected as they have been identified as areas underlain by potential shale gas resources.More about Baseline methane survey of UK groundwaters
BGS· SIGMAmobile is a field data capture system designed to run on rugged tablet PCs with integrated GPS units, which also now has additional tools to clean the field linework to make professional quality map outputs.
For the third release of BGS· SIGMA we have integrated our BGS· SIGMAdesktop tools into BGS· SIGMAmobile to provide more of the functionality that BGS routinely uses to collect our data and then to produce map outputs.
We believe that this version is a major step forward in the functionality we are providing both in the field, and afterwards in the office when making maps.Download SIGMAmobile
BritGeothermal is a mechanism for technical collaboration and cooperation in geothermal research within the UK.
It aims to develop a greater understanding of UK geothermal resources and to research their exploitation so that geothermal energy can become part of the energy mix.
The principal objectives of BritGeothermal are:
The initial partners are the University of Glasgow, the British Geological Survey, the University of Durham and the University of Newcastle. It is hoped that as research projects develop others will join.More about BritGeothermal
In late October 2012, the relocation of UKCS cores from Gilmerton (Edinburgh) to the National Geoscience Data Centre Core Store, at Keyworth, was completed.
A core story plots the journey of core box S30000 all the way from its shelf in Gilmerton to its new home in Keyworth.
To celebrate its completion, of what has been a long and successful undertaking, we've created two videos to thank the staff at both sites for their dedication, effort and commitment to this relocationWatch A Core Story