Surface water flood maps published for the first time

The Environment Agency yesterday published new flood maps for the UK showing which communities are at risk of being soaked. As well as laying out the areas endangered by rivers and the sea, for the first time they also show places at risk from surface water flooding – when drainage systems are overwhelmed by torrential […]

Scientists pool research to help oil exploration

The oldest national geological society in the world is teaming up with a technology research group to pool resources online which could help oil exploration firms keep costs down. More than 165,000 geological maps will be brought together from the Geological Society of London’s Lyell Collection and Elsevier’s top Earth science journals. The partners say […]