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EGU Austria 2022
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BGS to join worldwide geoscience community at EGU General Assembly 2022

20/05/2022

The EGU General Assembly 2022 brings together geoscientists from all over the world for one meeting from 23 to 27 May.

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Bismuth (synthetic form). © BGS / UKRI
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New publication shows geological supply of bismuth is greater than previously understood

17/05/2022

A new publication highlights the wide-ranging geological availability of bismuth, a critical raw material that has historically been overlooked in academic research.

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BGS Open Day 2022
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BGS Open Day 2022

Event on 25/06/2022

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Mining hazard data from BGS

17/05/2022

Great Britain has over 250 000 documented mining sites and the underground voids resulting from past mining activity pose a possible hazard. Knowledge of the distribution of former mining areas will help us to plan for future development and ongoing maintenance.

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Farmers transport their good to market – Northern India. Image courtesy of D J MacAllister © BGS.
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Hidden from view: a century of rising groundwater levels in India and Pakistan

22/04/2022

Groundwater storage increased in Pakistan and north-west India for most of the 20th century, a new study shows. So why is there a water crisis?

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Longton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
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Soil maps could hold the key for urban planning

18/01/2022

Research by BGS has developed a predictive model to evaluate levels of bioaccessible contaminants in urban soils and their relationship with the underlying geology and former industrial land use.

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Underground research at Boulby Mine
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The scientists going underground in search of answers to energy storage

04/11/2021

Finding answers to some of our planet’s biggest challenges can require scientists to carry out their work in the most extraordinary of environments.

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A brown and white calf in a field
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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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A white balloon and a white kite float above a yellow, ring-shaped inflatable, which is sitting on the ground on a blue tarpaulin. The kite and balloon are tethered to a pole. A person in a hi-vis vest stands to theleft holding a flare that is emitting pink smoke.
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Making recommendations for the management of carbon dioxide storage and unconventional hydrocarbon extraction sites

04/10/2021

The safe operation of geoenergy and subsurface storage sites is required to help meet net zero carbon ambitions.

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A pool of blue-green water surrounded by a pillared walkway made of yellow rock
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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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A wom,an pumping water from a public well in a street
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Improving water security in the Philippines

10/06/2021

Water supplies in parts of the Philippines are frequently scarce and supplies are often shut down. Intermittent water supply in parts of the country presents serious consequences to health.

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