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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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New method offers rapid monitoring of contamination in drinking water

20/10/2021

Scientists have developed an innovative new method to monitor the risk of contamination in drinking water with immediate results, enabling global communities to respond rapidly and help reduce exposure to deadly diarrhoeal diseases.

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Phosphorus in caves: a new methodological development being pioneered at Poole’s Cavern with the help of BGS

30/09/2021

Alistair Morgan is exploring how phosphorous enters cave systems and if stalagmites could be used to unravel past temperatures.

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Virtual fieldwork during a global pandemic

03/03/2021

Virtual field reconnaissance can help maintain research momentum during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Heat recovery and storage in the urban subsurface, using open- and closed-loop ground-source heat pumps (GSHP), connected via heat networks, could offer part of the solution to decarbonise energy supplies to achieve net zero
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The Cardiff Urban Geo Observatory: ‘a city-scale observatory for city-scale challenges’

02/03/2021

Heat recovery and storage in the urban subsurface could offer part of the solution to decarbonise energy supplies.

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British Science Week

Event from 08/03/2021 to 12/03/2021

BGS took part in British Science Week, a national celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.

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Delivering geoenergy research infrastructure in Glasgow

24/02/2021

Data from the Glasgow Observatory will help us to understand coal-mine-water heat and sustainable ways of heating our cities.

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Prees Borehole
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The Prees Borehole and the JET Project

24/02/2021

A recent borehole in Shropshire is unearthing new information about the chronology and environments of the Lower Jurassic

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IODP Expedition 302 Arctic Coring Expedition
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BGS to support novel scientific ocean drilling expedition to explore Arctic Ocean paleoceanography and climate

18/02/2021

BGS is pleased to be part of a joint IODP expedition focused on the Arctic Ocean - a key location in global climate change.

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Resolving the unresolved- new insights into soil chemical reactions using microdialysis

15/02/2021

New techniques in soil sampling could be the key to alleviating hidden hunger.

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