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Depth map of Tonga caldera. Source: Shane Cronin / Uni of Auckland / Tonga Geological Services
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One year on: reflections on the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption

18/01/2023

The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Volcano in January 2022 has highlighted a global unpreparedness for the impacts from large-scale global events.

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Earthquake damage on the Greek island of Kos in 2017. Rubble lies in a street that has fallen from a semi-ruined building.
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MYRIAD-EU: shifting the paradigm in disaster risk management

17/01/2023

How changing our approach to disaster risk reduction practices can create a more resilient future.

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A diagram of houses and the associated shrink-swell risks.
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Property subsidence assessment: helping to mitigate shrink–swell hazard risk

25/01/2023

The BGS Property Subsidence Assessment dataset provides insurers and homeowners with tools to better understand shrink–swell and the risk it poses to homes and businesses.

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Michelle Bentham appointed BGS Chief Scientist for Decarbonisation and Resource Management

23/02/2022

Michelle is a geoscientist, with over 20 years of experience in the field of energy decarbonisation at BGS, with a focus on Carbon Capture and Storage.

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BGS launches geoenergy exhibition at Glasgow Science Centre
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Clean Energy Beneath Our Feet launches at Glasgow Science Centre

23/02/2022

A new interactive exhibition has launched at Glasgow Science Centre, inspired by the work of the UK Geoenergy Observatories.

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Snowdrops flowering at BGS Keyworth
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Investing in nature

14/02/2022

BGS and local community volunteers join together to plant 12 000 spring bulbs and help native wildlife to thrive.

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UK Geoenergy Observatories at Thornton Science Park
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UK set for groundbreaking underground observatory in Cheshire

09/02/2022

The UK Geoenergy Observatories project will deliver a second underground observatory for the UK after it was granted planning permission on Wednesday 9 February.

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Drone image of Mexico City during sunset. There are many skyscrapers and blocks of smaller dwellings, many of which are a deep red or yellow in colour. Mountains can be seen in the background and some clouds dot the sky. David Arenas @ Pexels.
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Understanding the resilience of Mexico City to future water crises

25/01/2022

Long-term solutions for water poverty in one of the world's largest cities in the face of climate change and a growing population.

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BGS appoint new board members for 2022
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BGS welcomes two new board appointments for 2022

25/01/2022

BGS today welcomes two new non-executive directors to the BGS Board.

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Blue whale in Hintze Hall - Credit: Trustees of NHM
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BGS and the Natural History Museum’s ‘Research Partnership for the Future’ 2022

20/01/2022

The Memorandum of Understanding reflects and builds on the two organisations’ shared history and sets out a roadmap for working collaboratively to deliver our joint ambitions.

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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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