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UK's first independent research to monitor fracking as it happens

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The University of Birmingham will partner in a national environmental research programme carried out by a UK Consortium and led by the British Geological Survey (BGS). Dr Michael Rivett, Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences (Contaminant Hydrogeology) at the University of Birmingham is a member of the consortium research team, aiming to enhance the scientific understanding and knowledge of the effects of shale gas operations on the environment.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

The hydrophobic egg found on many coastal cliff faces

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The guillemot bird and their remarkable eggs have been making the headlines lately. Former Birmingham bio-scientist Dr Steve Portugal and current Chemical Engineer Dr James Bowen reveal insights into the discovery and their impressions about these beguiling birds.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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