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BGS receives funding for new system to analyse oxygen Isotopes

26/09/2022

A major upgrade of BGS's research equipment following investment from NERC will help scientists understand historic changes in climate.

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A PhD in Peru: a country of contrasts

23/09/2022

PhD student Tom Gribbin explains his work on water security in the Peruvian ‘water towers’.

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GeoScour dataset launch event

Event on 08/09/2022

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Missing components of nitrogen cycling budgets across the United States

23/09/2022

As a BGS-hosted Lancaster University PhD student, Elizabeth Flint has been working to understand the effects of water supply processes upon macronutrient cycling.

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Overview of the 3D alkaline-silicate geomodel showing a surface caldera, and a series of mafic staging chambers.
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New 3D model will help guide exploration for rare earth element deposits in alkaline igneous systems

30/06/2022

A team of scientists and institutions across Europe have developed a new 3D geological model designed to guide exploration for rare earth elements.

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Darjeeling Hills, India
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Developing regional-scale landslide forecasting in hazard-prone regions of India

23/06/2022

BGS has been involved in co-developing a prototype regional-scale landslide forecasting system in two hazard-prone districts of India.

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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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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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