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BGS Digital Geological map
The British Geological Survey (BGS) provides the science behind the White Paper on Managing Radioactive Waste Safely published by DEFRA, BERR and the devolved administrations for Wales and Northern Ireland.


Only last summer research published by earth scientists in the international journal Tectonics concluded that geological faults in the Sichuan Basin, China are sufficiently long to sustain a strong ground-shaking earthquake, making them …


Exploration for oil
Using remarkable new seabed imagery, researchers at the British Geological Survey have discovered unambiguous evidence of the collapse of the British and Scandinavian ice sheets at the end of the last ice age 20,000 years ago.


Carbon Dioxide molecules
CO2GeoNet, Europe's Research Network of Excellence on the geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2), met in Venice on April 17th 2008 to discuss the implications of the European Commission's proposal for a Directive on the geological storage …


Covers of the new geological maps and guidebooks
At a launch held at the Wells and Mendips Museum, the British Geological Survey (BGS) announced the publication of two brand-new geological maps and guidebooks that feature one of Britain's most popular and beautiful areas - the Mendips.


Extract of award winning  water droplet  photo
The British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) have awarded Paul Witney, professional photographer within the Publications Unit of the British Geological Survey (BGS), two awards in their Midland Region Annual Photographic …


Satellite images are increasingly used
The Groundwater Experience is an annual event held at Hill End Field Study Centre, Oxford to promote the importance of groundwater through a range of hands-on activities, often involving the opportunity to get wet! Primary school children from …


School children enjoying an Open Day at BGS
To mark National Science & Engineering Week, the British Geological Survey (BGS) is running a 'Fossil and Rock Show' at its headquarters in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire (12 to 14 March). Nearly a thousand children and their teachers from primary …


Carbon Dioxide molecules
Dr Nick Riley MBE addressed a European Parliament hearing entitled 'CO2 CAPTURE AND STORAGE - THE WAY FORWARD' on March 5th 2008


Satellite images are increasingly used
Scientists from the British Geological Survey investigate the damage caused by the earthquake that struck much of England in the early hours of Wednesday 27th 2008.


Geophysical map sample
The British Geological Survey (BGS) recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 (ML) on the Richter scale near Market Rasen at 00:56 GMT.


Insect preserved in amber
As part of 2008 International Year of Planet Earth, a public lecture by popular writer Dr Richard Fortey took place on February 21st 2008.


Gold grains
To mark the United Nations International Year of Planet Earth, students from schools across Northern Ireland compete in a simulated planning enquiry.


Geophysical model
The British Geological Survey (BGS) broadly welcomes the White Paper on Nuclear Power published by BERR on 10 January 2008.


Mining equipment
A new web resource from the British Geological Survey clearly shows how we all continue to depend on mineral resources to maintain our lifestyles.


Satellite images are increasingly used
Discover the history of the Earth's crust from its origin to the present day.


Existing Carbon storage project at Sleipner in the North Sea
Research is underway to assess the method for capturing carbon dioxide from power plants and storing it within rock formations beneath the surface of the UK.


Discover the influence of women in geology as the British Geological Survey celebrates the Archive Awareness Campaign 2007.


AGI Nov 07
Mapping of Scottish marine geology wins two awards for scientists at the British Geological Survey (BGS).


BGS Staff at work in the laboratory
China's CO 2 emissions from using coal are set to double by 2030, the scale of which is significant in the context of mitigating global climate change. In view of the essential role of coal in China's energy system, it is vital to minimise …


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