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UK’s mineral production, consumption and trade revealed in new report

06/04/2021

BGS has published the United Kingdom Minerals Yearbook 2020, with partners the Confederation of British Industry Minerals Group and Mineral Products Association

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Sirena Deep Five Deeps Expedition ©Atlantic Productions for Discovery Channel 2020
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Uncovering secrets of the Mariana Trench

31/03/2021

Scientists have discovered that the true extent of the deepest parts of our oceans may be far larger than they previously thought.

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BGS Organic Geochemistry Facility
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Success for Sustainable Labs Initiative

31/03/2021

Improving the sustainability of our laboratories is integral to the British Geological Survey’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy

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New instrument to characterise the geochemistry of microscopic, solid-rock materials resulting from ancient fluid events such as those occurring during or after volcanic eruptions. Image credit: BGS ©UKRI. All rights reserved.
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Funding for a new type of mass spectrometer to aid net zero research

25/03/2021

This new instrument will be used to characterise the geochemistry of microscopic, solid-rock materials.

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The BGS iGeology app has been downloaded over 400 000 times worldwide by users such as building surveyors, walkers, teachers and geologists. © sturti iStock.
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iGeology: enhancing the visibility of BGS map data and reports

24/03/2021

Downloaded over 400 000 times worldwide by building surveyors, walkers, teachers and geologists

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World Water Day
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World Water Day

22/03/2021

Jade Ward shares an overview of the ways in which groundwater resources are helping to address worldwide issues such as the global water crisis, waterborne disease and climate change adaptation.

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PhD student Sophia
BGS blogs
Land-to-Lake Micronutrient transfer in East Africa

18/03/2021

Sophia shares her experience from her first year as a PhD student with the Inorganic Geochemistry Facility

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Pinwheel offshore
BGS blogs
Environmental understanding: adapting to a changing climate

16/03/2021

From food security to mitigating geohazard risks, environmental understanding is essential for mitigation and resilience in a changing climate.

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Tsunami damage May 2011 - North Honshu Island
BGS blogs
10 years on – The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

11/03/2021

In remembrance, Prof David Tappin discusses the importance of tsunami anniversaries

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UKGEOS
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Dadlau dros gyfathrebau dwyieithog

11/03/2021

Welsh geologist Ashley Patton makes the case for sharing bilingual content, especially when working with the public.

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fragmented old circuit boards
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Exploding rocks: the UK’s first Selfrag machine

09/03/2021

BGS’s new Selfrag machine is helping to unearth the history of rocks.

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