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New book sets out the role of geoscience in achieving a sustainable future


The role of geoscience in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals is the subject of a new book edited by staff at the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Geology for Global Development (GfGD), a charity which aims to promote the role of geology in sustainable development.

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Mine water drainage from an abandoned colliery in south Wales, UK
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Mine water heating and cooling: a 21st century resource for decarbonisation


With interest in geothermal heat recovery and storage increasing, the British Geological Survey alongside BEIS and IEA Geothermal held a mine water heating and cooling symposium to connect industry professionals from around the world.

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GeoSciML data standard becomes official


The OGC GeoSciML Standard defines a model and the encoding for geological features commonly described and portrayed in geological maps, cross sections, geological reports and databases.

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Ecuador earthquake disaster response 2016


The BGS has played a leading role in building an inventory of landslides and advising on the associated hazards following the M7.8 Ecuador earthquake on 16th April 2016.

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