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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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BGS blogs
Wildlife and biodiversity gains at BGS

27/09/2021

Our rewilding scheme is already encouraging more diverse fauna onto our Keyworth site.

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Glaciers retreat; soils emerge – summer fieldwork at 79°N

14/09/2021

Studying the evolution of newly emerging soils uncovered by retreating glaciers on the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.

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BGS highlights the importance of geoscience for climate action in series of virtual lectures

01/09/2021

As part of BGS’ Geoscience Solutions for Net Zero campaign, the lectures will feature a range of topics delivered by experts in geoscience.

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BGS events
Chasing carbon

Event on 05/10/2021

A recording of this lecture is now available online.

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Climate change impacts on the UK

Event on 12/10/2021

Geoscientific perspectives on climate change mitigation and adaptation. A recording of this event is now available online.

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BGS events
Couch to net zero

Event on 27/10/2021

What do geology and climate change mean for you?

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BGS blogs
Underground energy storage: supporting the transition to net zero carbon emissions

25/08/2021

Underground storage for renewable energy resources could be a viable green solution as we transition to a net zero UK.

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BEIS launches Climate Services for a Net Zero Resilient World (CS-N0W)

19/08/2021

A new programme will produce world-class research and advice to help the UK deliver on net zero targets.

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