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Department of Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

Dr Richard Walters explains cause of devastating earthquake in Italian Apennines

Durham University Earth Sciences Lecturer Dr. Richard Walters has spoken to the media regarding the geological causes of the devastating earthquake in central Italy on the 24 August. You can read more on the story here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37176502

http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-earthquake-in-amatrice-italy/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/25/italian-earthquake-death-toll-soars-rescuers-work-through-night

(25 Aug 2016)


Durham Alumna selected to guide paratriathlete at Rio Paralympic Games

Congratulations to former Earth Sciences department undergraduate Hazel Smith (2007) has been officially selected to guide paratriathlete Alison Patrick at the Paralympic Games in Rio:

http://britishtriathlon.org/news/paratri-selections-rio_7223

You can follow Hazel's progress on her blog.

(25 Jul 2016)


Huge helium discovery ‘a life-saving find’

A new approach to gas exploration has discovered a huge helium gas field, which could address the increasingly critical shortage of this vital yet rare element.

(28 Jun 2016) » More about huge helium discovery ‘a life-saving find’




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