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Scientists produce first record of environmental data off coast of Hawai’i

22/02/2024

An international team of researchers, including BGS geoscientists, have succeeded in acquiring a continuous record of environmental data using fossilised coral from Hawai’i.

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St Andrew's House, Edinburgh, Scotland. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS scientist announced as Scottish Government policy fellow

06/02/2024

BGS geohazard scientist Roxana Ciurean has been named amongst new policy fellows for the Scottish Government.

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Hungry like a wolf: new insights from old bones housed in the BGS museum collections

18/01/2024

BGS scientists are studying the diets of ancient British wolves and how they adapted to changing environments.

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Report identifies areas of the UK prospective for critical raw materials

17/04/2023

Areas from the Highlands to south-west England have the right geology to be prospective for several critical raw materials such as lithium and graphite, according to a new report.

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World Mineral Production 2017 to 2021. BGS © UKRI.
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World Mineral Production 2017 to 2021 is now available

14/04/2023

The latest edition of World Mineral Production has been released.

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How does public water use influence the amount of phosphorus in the environment?

11/04/2023

New research looks at how phosphorus accumulates in public water systems in the USA.

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Six ‘eggs’-tremely tenuous links between geology and Easter

06/04/2023

Think that geology and Easter don’t have anything in common? You might be surprised, as this blog by BGS’s Kirstin Lemon highlights.

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Four-hundred-year-old bear paw bone (metapodial) showing where it has been sampled for isotopes and ancient DNA analysis. BGS © UKRI.
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Exploring animal diets in Shakespeare’s London

31/03/2023

The ‘Box office bears’ project aims to understand more about the bears that were once a common sight in England. Prof Hannah O’Regan and Dr Lizzie Wright from the University of Nottingham explain what the project entails.

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Scientists discover regions of the UK with greatest potential to use heat from deep thermal waters

30/03/2023

BGS geologists have mapped the UK’s potential to use heat from thermal groundwater deep beneath central and southern Britain.

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BGS laboratories become first in UKRI to receive gold LEAF accreditation

28/03/2023

BGS achieved gold certification in the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) accreditation in March 2023.

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Cordoned off section of road after the storm surge of 15th December 2013 in Hembsy, Norfolk. © P Witney BGS BGS, UKRI
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Hemsby coastal erosion: the scale of the transformational challenge around the coastlines of England and Wales

24/03/2023

The recent closure of Hemsby beach in Norfolk provides key information on the transformational challenge of coasts around England and evidence of historical change along the coastlines of England and Wales.

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