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Creswell Crags Museum collections offer insight into the past and future of wolves

12/07/2024

Bones found at the site are helping scientists to understand the diet of wolves and how they differ over time.

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Seabed geomorphology from part of the central area of the Offshore East Anglia seabed map. BGS © UKRI.
BGS news

New research reveals the secrets of the seabed off the East Anglian coast

11/07/2024

New geological map will help in the hunt for new renewable energy opportunities whilst protecting delicate marine ecosystems.

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BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

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BGS blogs

The heat beneath our feet: BGS field visit to Tuscan geothermal systems

05/07/2024

BGS visits the active and fossilised geothermal systems of southern Tuscany, Italy.

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Parts of UK listed among world’s most important geological sites

25/10/2022

Parts of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have been named among 100 of the world’s most important geological sites by UNESCO and international scientists.

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Film trilogy wins award and shares experiences of 1985 Nevado del Ruiz eruption

24/10/2022

A collaborative film trilogy co-directed by BGS Volcanologist, Dr Anna Hicks, has won the overall 'Dynamic Earth' Theme Award at the Earth Futures Festival 2022.

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BGS joins European Geothermal Congress to highlight UK’s geothermal potential

21/10/2022

The European Geothermal Congress will discuss how the geothermal sector can help with the energy crisis.

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BGS blogs
Tracking nitrate and ammonium in the environment

20/10/2022

Newly developed methodologies are improving our understanding of nitrogen cycling.

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BGS blogs
The question of quality: how data science is tackling threats to our groundwater

14/10/2022

An improved understanding of groundwater quality threats could help better manage groundwater resources and mitigate threats to global water supplies.

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The town of Plymouth, the capital of Montserrat in the Lesser Antilles, has been buried by repeated pyroclastic density current and tephra fall events from the Soufrière Hills Volcano (in the background). Repeated pyroclastic density currents and lahars (volcanic mudflows) have extended the land, creating a new coastline. BGS © UKRI.
BGS blogs
Disaster risk reduction through geoscience

13/10/2022

Exploring hazard research at BGS helps us to understand hazard risks and reduce vulnerability to disasters across the globe.

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My role as a stable isotope research assistant

11/10/2022

Dr Harvey Pickard gives us an insight into his new role analysing stable isotopes and getting to grips with some of the laboratory equipment at BGS.

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