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Scientists analyse lime resources in the UK

25/10/2021

A study by BGS scientists could help to improve soil magnesium concentrations and pH in grassland areas of England and Wales, with benefits for UK agriculture and farming.

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Young boy drinking water from tap, Tanzania. Photo by Chaucharanje, Pexels
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New method offers rapid monitoring of contamination in drinking water

20/10/2021

Scientists have developed an innovative new method to monitor the risk of contamination in drinking water with immediate results, enabling global communities to respond rapidly and help reduce exposure to deadly diarrhoeal diseases.

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Phosphorus in caves: a new methodological development being pioneered at Poole’s Cavern with the help of BGS

30/09/2021

Alistair Morgan is exploring how phosphorous enters cave systems and if stalagmites could be used to unravel past temperatures.

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BGS blogs
Phosphorus in caves: a new methodological development being pioneered at Poole’s Cavern with the help of BGS

30/09/2021

Alistair Morgan is exploring how phosphorous enters cave systems and if stalagmites could be used to unravel past temperatures.

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Canary-shouldered thorn, one of the 52 species of moth caught.
BGS blogs
Wildlife and biodiversity gains at BGS

27/09/2021

Our rewilding scheme is already encouraging more diverse fauna onto our Keyworth site.

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Glaciers retreat; soils emerge – summer fieldwork at 79°N

14/09/2021

Studying the evolution of newly emerging soils uncovered by retreating glaciers on the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.

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BGS blogs
Underground energy storage: supporting the transition to net zero carbon emissions

25/08/2021

Underground storage for renewable energy resources could be a viable green solution as we transition to a net zero UK.

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BGS blogs
Back out in the field with Tromino

18/08/2021

Steve Thorpe discusses returning to fieldwork after the COVID-19 pandemic and trying out the Tromino kit.

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A large round pebble or orang brick with grey mortar running across it, sitting on a laer of smaller, grey, white and black pebbles and sand.
BGS blogs
The Pebble Spotter’s Guide: how to collect pebbles

27/07/2021

BGS's Clive Mitchell on spotting, collecting and identifying the pebbles you can find on Britain's beaches.

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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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A view of the Chew Bahir lake in southern Ethiopia showing a current dry period. Photo by Julian Ruddock.
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Climate change and human migration out of Africa

23/06/2021

An international team of scientists have shown how climate change could have enabled the migration of Homo sapiens around 60 000 years ago.

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