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An international team of researchers, including BGS geoscientists, have succeeded in acquiring a continuous record of environmental data using fossilised coral from Hawai’i.
Event on 26/03/2024
A special webinar focusing on our our geomagnetism research, including how we measure the magnetic field, everyday applications and mitigating the threats of space weather.
BGS geohazard scientist Roxana Ciurean has been named amongst new policy fellows for the Scottish Government.
BGS adds more than 60 new carbon dioxide storage units to its national carbon dioxide storage database
BGS has delivered its first major update of the national carbon dioxide storage database, CO2 Stored.
BGS scientists have trialled a new way of detecting animal burrows in clay flood embankments.
BGS scientists are studying the diets of ancient British wolves and how they adapted to changing environments.
New legislation concerning soil management and technology in modern farming has led to an increase in enquiries about BGS’s Soil Parent Material Model.
Linking geochemistry and health in artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the Kakamega-Vihiga gold belt, Kenya
PhD candidate Maureene Auma Ondayo is investigating major and trace element exposure in the environment in Kenya, aiming to reduce exposure of humans to toxic chemicals.