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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
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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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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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Volcan_Nyiragongo. Dgmuham, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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Spaceborne data: an expanding role in disaster response

23/06/2021

Alessandro Novellino explains the importance of Earth Observation (EO) to help facilitate successful emergency responses after natural hazard occurrences.

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Sonic core drilling in the Olaroz Salar, Argentina.
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Lithium: a critical raw material for our journey to net zero

09/06/2021

Understanding the geology and natural resources of lithium will be vital as demand is forecast to significantly increase.

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Rockall Expedition members. Dick is located on the far right. Source: Dick Merriman
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Expedition Rockall: 50 Years On

08/06/2021

Dick Merriman is a former BGS Geologist, who retired from service in 2004. In 1971 he was chosen as part of a team to land on Rockall, a small, uninhabited islet and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Today, on the 50th anniversary of the expedition, Dick recounts his experience.

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Water being punped into a paddy field of crops
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Sustainable groundwater management underpins food security in South Asia

01/06/2021

The most intensively cultivated areas of South Asia are crucial for regional food security and have become global hotspots of groundwater exploitation.

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A hand holding a compass over a map
BGS blogs
The Great North Run

28/05/2021

The directions of true, grid and magnetic north will, for the first time, coincide at various locations in Great Britain between 2022 and 2026.

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Taking samples from the observatory
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Could abandoned coal mines in Glasgow support the UK’s net zero ambitions?

27/05/2021

The UK Geoenergy Observatory will allow scientists to better understand the processes and impacts of using warm water underneath UK cities as a sustainable heat source

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