Scientists have analysed the molten rock within the dormant supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park and found that eruption is possible without any external trigger
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Monday 16 January 2012
Every week somewhere in the world new evidence surfaces that confirms our worst fears about the environmental dangers of fracking.
Saturday 07 January 2012
You’d expect the teenagers of the National Youth Orchestra to have some good moves but the opening and closing items of their winter concert took us all the way to the club floor and back again.
Wednesday 28 December 2011
An earthquake has damaged dozens of buildings in a city in southwestern Siberia, but no injuries or deaths have been reported.
Friday 23 December 2011
A series of strong earthquakes struck Christchurch, New Zealand, today, rattling buildings, sending goods tumbling from shelves and prompting terrified Christmas shoppers to flee into the streets.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Britain's fledgling shale gas industry could be stopped in its tracks after dramatic new evidence established a link for the first time between the "fracking" technology used to dislodge natural gas trapped in rocks and water pollution.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Saturday 10 December 2011
Deforestation and extreme weather may later cause earthquakes, scientists believe.
Friday 09 December 2011
David Cameron insisted today that Britain's influence in Europe will be maintained despite his dramatic decision to veto treaty changes designed to save the single currency.
Sunday 06 November 2011
Homes have been evacuated and roads closed on the southern tip of the island of El Hierro, in the Canary Islands, off the coast of Spain, as fears of a possible volcanic eruption grow.
Tuesday 25 October 2011
Friday 02 September 2011
The controversial technique has been paused in the UK due to earthquakes.
Thursday 25 August 2011
In the end, our little 5.8 magnitude earthquake didn't amount to much. No one seems to have been hurt, and try as they might, the breathless TV news channels couldn't come up with much more than endlessly repeating clips of crowds gathered outside evacuated office buildings, small piles of debris and – the pièce de résistance – a couple of parked cars crushed by masonry from what must have been a very shoddy bit of construction indeed.
Friday 05 August 2011
Purely in terms of the effects on government revenues and borrowings, moving the 50p rate to 45p in the pound will make little difference in the great scheme of things – maybe a billion or two either way in a tax-take hundreds of times that number. Useful as such sums may be to the Exchequer, they are largely totemic.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck off the Indonesian coast of western Sumatra today, the United States Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
Thursday 21 July 2011
A powerful earthquake early yesterday killed at least 14 people in a heavily populated valley in Central Asia. Almost all the casualties were in Uzbekistan, where officials confirmed 13 deaths.
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