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Sea elephant
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Geochemistry and ‘sea elephants’

'Sea elephants' are very tiny swimming snails that are called elephants because they have a type of trunk.

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Storrega
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EMODnet data ingestion service

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) consists of more than 160 organisations that together work on assembling, harmonising and making marine data, products and metadata more available.

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Mapping a geomagnetic storm with Raspberry Pi magnetometers

In September 2017, one of the largest geomagnetic storms of the current solar cycle hit the Earth after a coronal mass ejection left the Sun.

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Sampling groundwater
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Risks from fracking to be studied by top UK research team

A BGS-led research team is setting out to define the combined environmental and health risks over the whole life cycle of shale gas operations in the UK.

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London
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Community water management for a liveable London

A research consortium including BGS will collaborate with partners and stakeholders within London to address sustainable management of the city's water within the context of required housing growth and the environment.

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Beach plastics
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Engaging the human process in earth science

Sustainability science research suggests that what elevates environmental problems from difficult to seemingly intractable is the role and behaviour of humans, at scales from individual to institutional.

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Eruption of Santiaguito (2014).
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Natural hazards and disaster risk reduction in Guatemala

Guatemala is exposed to multiple natural hazards, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions (and all their associated hazards, such as ash, lava flows, pyroclastic density currents and lahars), tsunamis, landslides, floods, droughts, ground collapse, tropical storms and hurricanes, extreme temperatures, and forest fires.

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Courteenhall Bridge Exposure

Bedrock exposed between mileage 60.0050 and 60.1630 on the southwest side of Roade cutting south of Courteenhall bridge). The outcrop is loose and unstable and located in the upper part of the slope.

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