A selection of recent news, that includes mentions of the British Geological Survey, reported in online news websites. Click on a heading link to read the full article.
A LANDSLIDE that caused two acres of farmland to slip away has caved in a stretch of road near Pencombe...
Several metres of concrete drive sunk away, closing the road until May and leaving a dramatic hole on the approach to popular tourist spot Shortwood Farm, just off the A417...
The British Geological Survey indicates that, with winter rainfall increasing, these incidents are becoming more frequent.
LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) - Mining firms are looking favourably at Britain as a project destination with deposits of strategic metals leading a small mining revival following the launch of the country's first new metal mine in 45 years...
"The Wolf Minerals investment has catalysed other people to come and look for deposits in the UK," said Andrew Bloodworth, science director for minerals and waste at the British Geological Survey (BGS).
Bloodworth said an ongoing geophysical survey by the BGS to map soils and rocks in the country's southwest has received interest from the mining community, as the industry seeks out alternative supplies for strategic metals.
Shale gas exploration could lead to water contamination because wells may leak underground, a study backed by the British Geological Survey has warned. More than six per cent of wells in a major shale exploration region in Pennsylvania have reported some kind of leak, analysis by independent academic group Researching Fracking in Europe (ReFINE) found.
NOTTS will be celebrating National Science and Engineering Week with a range of free interactive activities for all the family... The British Geological Survey will be hosting a family fun day in Nicker Hill, Keyworth, on March 22. The event will take place from 10am until 4pm and activities will include making your own earthquake as well as rock and fossil displays and talks.
A house in Ripon which was damaged when a 25ft-wide (7.5m) sinkhole opened has been demolished... The British Geological Survey has said Ripon lies in one of the most susceptible areas of the UK for sinkholes, because of its 'Permian gypsum deposits' which can dissolve more quickly than the surrounding limestone.
Mike Howe, chief curator at the National Geological Repository, British Geological Survey:
'As more and more resources, data and information become digitised and available online, I believe the use of 3D printing will expand in higher education and research.'
There is a new tool in the gardener’s pocket that’s quick, sharp and versatile: the smartphone... Gardeners’ Question Time producer Howie Shannon recommended to me the British Geological Survey called mySoil. This free app is useful if you are thinking of moving house and want to take plants to your new garden, but are not sure of the soil type...Plus, it’s free.
Heavy rainfall has contributed to sinkholes appearing in the UK at the fastest rate since 1987, with developers potentially facing huge costs from hidden threats below the surface... 'It is important to avoid the most subsidence-prone areas and to investigate then design developments to cope with potential problems.' Vanessa Banks, British Geological Survey
Scientists have developed a new model to predict how much a new high-speed railway would shake the ground around it, and the effect this could have on those living near the line... The new study, published in Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, used existing data on soil properties from NERC's British Geological Survey to build a computer model to predict how a new high speed line will affect the ground and surrounding buildings.