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Scientists have identified 208 new minerals that owe their existence wholly or in part to humans. The great changes occurring on Planet Earth were being reflected in the mineralogical record, just as they were in the chemistry of the atmosphere and the oceans, said Colin Waters of the British Geological Survey

2017-03-02


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Scientists from the British Geological Survey and NRM Laboratories have found a novel way of using soil data to assess soil fertility. Dr Barry Rawlins, who led the research, said: "Because less agricultural lime has been applied to agricultural soils over recent years, we increasingly see natural factors influencing the patterns of soil acidity across England and Wales."

2017-03-11


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In the UK, about one third of the water that comes out of our taps is sourced from groundwater. After a dry winter, groundwater levels are lower than normal for the time of year, and scientists from the British Geological Survey are keeping a close eye on the situation.

2017-03-14


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Although smartphones contain a host of valuable metals, getting at them is the tricky bit.'A lot of people in the media and policy makers worry about physical exhaustion of metals. This is not really the issue,’ says Andrew Bloodworth from the British Geological Survey.

2017-03-20


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SCARBOROUGH got off to a shaky start this year when a 3.8 magnitude earthquake struck. Dave Galloway of the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh told Bill Gibb the Honest Truth about this most powerful of earthly phenomena.

2017-03-24


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A two-day workshop organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) in partnership with the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (UCMP), ended today at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda under the theme: “A New Beginning: A collaborative partnering approach towards African Geodata”.

2017-03-24