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Department of Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences News

Chilean earthquake a powerful reminder of underlying tectonic processes

Picture of Dr Mark Allen

The earthquake in Chile is a powerful reminder of the tectonic processes that shape the continents and affect the lives of millions of people around the world, according to a Durham University earth scientist.

(2 Apr 2014) » Chilean earthquake a powerful reminder of underlying tectonic processes


Large ocean predators evolved into gentle giants 520 million years ago

Large creatures roamed the Earth’s oceans more than 520 million years ago filtering food from the water in a similar way to today’s blue whales, according to new research involving Durham University

(27 Mar 2014) » Large ocean predators evolved into gentle giants 520 million years ago


Large ocean predators evolved into gentle giants 520 million years ago

Large creatures roamed the Earth’s oceans more than 520 million years ago filtering food from the water in a similar way to today’s blue whales, according to new research involving Durham University

(27 Mar 2014) » Large ocean predators evolved into gentle giants 520 million years ago


Research shows that well leakage is an issue for shale exploitation

Image of Carboniferous shales in Edale, Derbyshire

ReFINE (Researching Fracking in Europe), an independent research consortium focusing on the issue of shale gas and oil exploitation using fracking methods, has today published a research paper on well barrier and integrity failure. 

(25 Mar 2014) » research shows that well leakage is an issue for shale exploitation


Significant investment needed if North Sea oil resources are to be successfully exploited

An extra three to eight billion barrels of oil could be extracted from the North Sea oilfields, but only with significant investment, according to a Durham University expert.

(24 Feb 2014) » Significant investment needed if North Sea oil resources are to be successfully exploited


Henry Emeleus: Chancellor's Medal

(12 Feb 2014) » Henry Emeleus: Chancellor's Medal


Congratulations to Christine Peirce: Coke Medal winner

(11 Feb 2014) » Congratulations to Christine Peirce: Coke Medal winner


NERC facilities award, Christine Peirce

 

(29 Jan 2014) » NERC facilities award, Christine Peirce


Christine Peirce recruited to NERC Peer review college

(29 Jan 2014) » Christine Peirce recruited to NERC Peer review college


Jon Davidson receives VMSG award

(29 Jan 2014) » Jon Davidson receives VMSG award