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Department of Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

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Durham-led paper is most read in prestigious interdisciplinary journal since it began 10 years ago.

The paper was published in the inter-disciplinary Journal of the Royal Society: Interface.

More information and a link to the article can be found here.

(24 Aug 2015)


Decision to reject Lancashire fracking plan a sign of public uncertainty, expert says

The decision by Lancashire County Council not to allow test drilling for fracking indicates that there is public uncertainty about onshore exploration and especially shale gas, a Durham University expert says.

(29 Jun 2015) » More about Decision to reject Lancashire fracking plan a sign of public uncertainty, expert says


Durham Earth Sciences Professor of Unconventional Petroleum speaks to the BBC about fracking in the UK

As Lancashire County Council decides whether or not to allow test drilling for fracking to extract shale gas at two sites in the county, Professor Andy Aplin discusses the risks of Fracking in the UK with BBC Business Live. 

View the interview here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05zz9yj/bbc-business-live-24062015 between 1:47 minutes and 5:45 minutes.

(25 Jun 2015) » More about Durham Earth Sciences Professor of Unconventional Petroleum speaks to the BBC about fracking in the UK


Earth Sciences Professor welcomed by Lower Sixth Students

Prof. Chris Greenwell and PhD student Izabela Walczak highlighted the opportunities and career choices available to those interested in studying Earth Sciences at Sedbergh School:

http://www.sedberghschool.org/senior/News-Events/News/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/249

(15 Jun 2015)



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Department of Earth Sciences,
Durham University,
Science Labs,
Durham DH1 3LE

Tel: +44 0191 3342300
Fax: +44 0191 3342301
E-mail: earth.sciences @durham.ac.uk

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