OR/14/019 Appendix 1 Media coverage highlights 2012 to 2014

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Mitchell, C J, Nice, S E, Stevenson, J P, Thomas, J E, Nash, G V and Noakes, L. 2014. Broadcasting the science stories of BGS. British Geological Survey Internal Report, OR/14/058.

Significant media stories featuring scientists from the BGS from March 2012 to March 2014:

‘Age of oldest rocks off by millions of years’ New Scientist 29th March 2012 http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21644-age-of-oldest-rocks-off-by-millions-of- years.html#.UzrJCfJOXcs

‘Indian Ocean tsunami alert lifted after Aceh quake’ BBC Online 11th April 2012 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17675399

‘Devon mine is focus of global trade war for tungsten’ The Telegraph 15th April 2012 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/commodities/9205528/Devon-mine-is-focus-of-global-trade- war-for-tungsten.html

‘Abandoned Glasgow mines could provide 40% of city heat’ BBC Online 19th April 2012 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-17769365

‘Huge water resource exists under Africa’ BBC Online 20th April 2012 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17775211

‘Drought and record rainfall, indoor avalanches’ Planet Earth Online 8th May 2012 http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/multimedia/story.aspx?id=1219&cookieConsent=A

‘Squid ink from Jurassic period identical to modern squid ink, U.Va. study shows’ Heritage Daily 22nd May 2012 http://www.heritagedaily.com/2012/05/squid-ink-from-jurassic-period- identical-to-modern-squid-ink-u-va-study-shows

‘Woman feared dead after cliff crashes down on to coastal path’ The Independent 25th July 2012 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/woman-feared-dead-after-cliff-crashes- down-onto-coastal-path-7973442.html

‘Solar activities and eruptions affecting Earth technology’ Irish Times 6th September 2012 http://www.irishtimes.com/news/solar-activities-and-eruptions-affecting-earth-technology- 1.526345

‘2012 has seen an 'unprecedented' year of weather swings, say experts’ Mail Online 19th October 2012 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220111/British-weather-Experts-acknowledge- year-unprecedented-changing-weather.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

‘Weather: Landslide Alert Amid Floods And Rain’ Sky News 26th December 2012 http://news.sky.com/story/1030209/weather-landslide-alert-amid-floods-and-rain

‘As if snow wasn't enough: earthquake hits East Midlands’ The Independent 18th January 2013 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/as-if-snow-wasnt-enough-earthquake-hits- east-midlands-8456714.html

‘Who, What, Why: How are sinkholes formed?’ BBC Online 4th March 2013 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21600410

‘Fossil hunters dig deep in Scottish Borders’ The Scotsman 1st April 2013 http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/fossil-hunters-dig-deep-in-scottish-borders-1- 2881461

‘Fossil finds in Leicestershire 'absolutely world class’ BBC Online 4th May 2013 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-22359896

‘UK shale gas resources 'greater than thought’ BBC Online 27th June 2013 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23069499

‘Weatherwatch: A record year for landslides?’ The Guardian 13th July 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/news/2013/jul/14/weatherwatch-landslides-rain

‘Number of landslides hitting Britain up fivefold in a year: Heavy rainfall blamed for increase in incidents’ Mail Online 11th September 2013 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article- 2418047/Number-landslides-hitting-Britain-fivefold-year-Heavy-rainfall-blamed-increase- incidents.html

‘Welcome to Britain's EARTHQUAKE capital: Sleepy Nottinghamshire town has been hit by 36 tremors in just 50 days - and geologists say mining is to blame’ Mail Online 29th January 2014 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2548146/Welcome-Britains-EARTHQUAKE-capital- Sleepy-Nottinghamshire-town-hit-36-tremors-just-50-days-geologists-say-mining-blame.html

‘UK Floods Could Last Months, Scientist Warns’ Sky News 11th February 2014 http://news.sky.com/story/1209623/uk-floods-could-last-months-scientist-warns

‘Why sinkholes are swallowing Britain’ The Telegraph 18th February 2014 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10646456/Why-sinkholes-are-swallowing-Britain.html

‘Shale gas wells could leak and contaminate water supplies, report warns’ The Telegraph 25th March 2014 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/fracking/10720253/Shale-gas-wells-could- leak-and-contaminate-water-supplies-report-warns.html