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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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Chris Bengt, PhD Student, in Stable Isotope Lab, Keyworth. BGS © UKRI.
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Understanding nutrients in tropical rainforests 

11/01/2024

Christopher Bengt talks about carrying out research for his PhD amongst the rainforests and volcanoes of the Philippines.

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Gold mining activities (milled ore washing and sluicing) and community drinking water downslope of ASGM activities. © Maureene Auma Ondayo. 
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Linking geochemistry and health in artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the Kakamega-Vihiga gold belt, Kenya  

09/01/2024

PhD candidate Maureene Auma Ondayo is investigating major and trace element exposure in the environment in Kenya, aiming to reduce exposure of humans to toxic chemicals.

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Team UK at the International Geography Olympiad. Source: Jo Bayham & Jen Lomas
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The Geography Olympiad: Bandung, Indonesia

22/12/2023

School student Dion Thompson joined Team UK at this year’s International Geology Olympiad in Indonesia. We hear from Dion’s mentor Anna Hicks, before Dion reports on the Olympiad itself.

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Mineral specimen of linarite, Leadhills, Lanarkshire. BGS © UKRI.
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CMIC: critical minerals research review

21/12/2023

Matthew Reeves of Innovate UK provides an overview of the Critical Minerals Strategy, which sets out how the UK will go about securing its supply of critical minerals.

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Charlotte Hopkins working in the National Environmental Isotope Facility (NEIF). BGS © UKRI.
BGS blogs
My role as a stable isotope research assistant 

19/12/2023

Charlotte Hipkiss has recently taken up a new position in the National Environmental Isotope Facility at BGS and gives us a little insight into her new position.

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Thousand-Island Lake in the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan. The lake provides the public water supply for Taiwan’s capital city Taipei. © John Bloomfield
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Groundwater in Taiwan under a changing environment

15/12/2023

BGS’s groundwater team is part of a project to develop the first groundwater forecasts for Taiwan.

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Rhys and Catriona with members of the AIG conservation team following setup of the survey equipment on board AIG boat Moray. ©AIG/Lorna.
BGS blogs
In photos: marine surveying a remote volcanic island

14/12/2023

A photo blog by members of the BGS Marine Survey team, who recently completed marine surveys around Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean.

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The team on the boat in the shallow waters surrounding Ascension Island. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS completes first mapping expedition to Ascension Island

11/12/2023

BGS marine geoscientists travelled to Ascension Island to support its government with an ongoing, conservation-driven mapping programme.

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