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Kamativi lithium pegmatite, Zimbabwe
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Lithium resources, and their potential to support battery supply chains, in Africa

14/07/2021

A new BGS report reviews known resources of lithium, and engagement in the battery supply chain, across key African countries.

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A large, unused, urban brownfield site with open land covered in cracked, overgrown concrete awaiting development in Leeds, England. © Adobe Stock, 282946502.
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Engineers invited to take part in survey to improve understanding of cost estimates for UK brownfield sites

07/07/2021

Quantity surveyors and civil engineers have until the end of July to take part in a survey that will help to improve the accuracy of indicative cost estimates for UK brownfield sites.

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Buildings that have been damaged being shored up with long plans of wood in a nearly deserted street
BGS blogs

Using satellite imagery for emergency disaster response

06/07/2021

BGS has a long history of assisting relief efforts by providing satellite maps, data and interpretation to those affected by disasters, helping to identify hazardous areas to avoid.

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Kamativi lithium pegmatite, Zimbabwe
BGS news
Lithium resources, and their potential to support battery supply chains, in Africa

14/07/2021

A new BGS report reviews known resources of lithium, and engagement in the battery supply chain, across key African countries.

Show more
A large, unused, urban brownfield site with open land covered in cracked, overgrown concrete awaiting development in Leeds, England. © Adobe Stock, 282946502.
BGS news
Engineers invited to take part in survey to improve understanding of cost estimates for UK brownfield sites

07/07/2021

Quantity surveyors and civil engineers have until the end of July to take part in a survey that will help to improve the accuracy of indicative cost estimates for UK brownfield sites.

Show more
Buildings that have been damaged being shored up with long plans of wood in a nearly deserted street
BGS blogs
Using satellite imagery for emergency disaster response

06/07/2021

BGS has a long history of assisting relief efforts by providing satellite maps, data and interpretation to those affected by disasters, helping to identify hazardous areas to avoid.

Show more
solar panel array at BGS Core Store
BGS news
Core Store solar project supports BGS net zero targets

02/07/2021

A large new solar panel array on the roof of the BGS Core Store is expected to result in a significant reduction in our carbon footprint.

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Sample map view of earthquakes recorded during hydraulic fracturing at the Preston New Road unconventional shale gas site. BGS © UKRI
BGS news
Scientists test a new model to understand and forecast seismicity induced by hydraulic fracturing operations

02/07/2021

Encouraging new research could bring scientists a step closer to being able to forecast earthquakes induced by human activity.

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BGS Podcast - Critical Raw Materials
BGS Podcasts
Critical raw materials podcast

01/07/2021

In this episode we discuss critical raw materials and the crucial role they will play as we move to a low-to-zero carbon economy

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A pool of blue-green water surrounded by a pillared walkway made of yellow rock
Research highlight
Unlocking the deep geothermal energy potential of the Carboniferous Limestone Supergroup

28/06/2021

How understanding the subsurface beneath our towns and cities may allow us to access geothermal energy for heating homes and powering the UK.

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People on the steps at Regent's Canal, Granary Square, King's Cross, London. Source: VVShots/iStock 2020.
BGS news
BGS collaborates on new £1 million EPSRC-funded digital research project to help make urban growth more sustainable

28/06/2021

Novel research to develop a digital service for future water management and support efforts to make urban growth more sustainable.

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