Happy 50th Birthday Milton Keynes!

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Milton Keynes is 50 years old today. Take a look at what it looked in like 1958, 9 years before Milton Keynes was designated, and what it looked like in 1991, showing extensive development of the area. Milton Keynes, 1958 Milton Keynes, 1991

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Working with water – amphibious houses

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In recent years the UK has suffered from a plethora of severe flood events, in areas such as Cumbria, Yorkshire and Somerset1. Unprecedented rainfall and river levels have led to widespread flooding, resulting in large-scale disruption to communities, loss of basic services and long and costly recovery processes1. The recently published National Flood Resilience Review

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London’s Lost Tunnels

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In recent years there have been numerous concerning incidents involving rail tunnels and construction works that have highlighted the need for environmental vigilance. One of these occurred in March 2013 when the driver of a First Capital Connect train from Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City reported that water was flowing from the roof of a

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Britain ditches the old bag

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Because of the accessibility and convenience of plastic bags they have always been heavily used over the past few years. In 2014 major supermarkets across England gave their customers over 7.6 billion single-use plastic bags. That’s around 140 bags per person, amounting to a total of around 61,000 tonnes. These figures showed that the number

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Fictitious entries – what’s the truth?

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If you are in the business of conveying factual information – the production of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and maps – protecting your work from theft, or copyrighting your work, is difficult. The purpose of copyrighting is twofold; it is designed to a) ensure people are recognised for the work they produce and b) ensure that a

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Pave Paradise and put up a parking lot? WAF 2016

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Groundsure recently attended the World Architecture Festival in Berlin, a completely unique event that enables architects from all over the world to come together over three days and pit their best projects against others, with the aim of being declared the World Building of the Year. This year two UK schemes won their categories and made

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Heat generated from the London Underground

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Everyone who ­­­­­­has travelled on London’s tube will know that it’s often really hot. I am personally not a big fan of crowded places, even more so when they reach up to 35°C degrees in peak hour. Last year, in the month of July, the temperature recorded was over 35°C 1 between Oxford Circus and Liverpool

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Landfill Biogas. What a Load of Rubbish!

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In 2013 the UK disposed of just under 39 million tonnes of waste into landfills (1). Although current waste regulations, such as the Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC), strictly control what type and volume of waste is disposed, landfills can have a negative environmental impact, especially if they start to produce greenhouse gases as the natural decomposition

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Groundsure uses mapping expertise to aid humanitarian projects

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Each year disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace up to 200 million. Many of the poorest and most vulnerable places in the world do not exist on any map, making it almost impossible for first responders to have the vital information needed to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. At

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