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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
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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Eyjafjallajökull eruption, Iceland May 2010
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A new BGS platform to model volcanic ash in the atmosphere

16/12/2020

BGS has supported the creation of a new modelling platform to aid research workflows around ash dispersion simulation.

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Evidence week 2020 - Data from underground
BGS blogs
Evidence week 2020

14/12/2020

The UK Geoenergy Observatories team took part in Evidence Week 2020 to talk to parliamentarians about the essential role of geoenergy in the energy mix to meet net zero.

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UK Geoenergy Observatories - Glasgow Observatory
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UK’s new underground observatory open for research

07/12/2020

The UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow, which will give scientists an unprecedented look at the subsurface, holds its virtual opening.

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Young boy drinking water from tap, Tanzania. Photo by Chaucharanje, Pexels
Research highlight
Real-time monitoring of faecally contaminated drinking water

04/12/2020

Tryptophan-like fluorescence (TLF) represents an approach to instantaneously assess microbial risks in drinking water.

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Mine water drainage from an abandoned colliery in south Wales, UK
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New maps reveal heat stored in Britain’s abandoned coal mines

01/12/2020

The British Geological Survey (BGS) and Coal Authority have released maps which for the first time, reveal the extent to which heat is stored in Britain’s abandoned coal mines.

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