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Depth map of Tonga caldera. Source: Shane Cronin / Uni of Auckland / Tonga Geological Services
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One year on: reflections on the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption

18/01/2023

The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Volcano in January 2022 has highlighted a global unpreparedness for the impacts from large-scale global events.

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Earthquake damage on the Greek island of Kos in 2017. Rubble lies in a street that has fallen from a semi-ruined building.
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MYRIAD-EU: shifting the paradigm in disaster risk management

17/01/2023

How changing our approach to disaster risk reduction practices can create a more resilient future.

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A diagram of houses and the associated shrink-swell risks.
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Property subsidence assessment: helping to mitigate shrink–swell hazard risk

25/01/2023

The BGS Property Subsidence Assessment dataset provides insurers and homeowners with tools to better understand shrink–swell and the risk it poses to homes and businesses.

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Geothermal energy podcast
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Geothermal energy podcast

04/06/2021

In this episode we discuss the future of geothermal energy in the UK with Corinna Abesser, Gareth Farr and David Boon.

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'Intensities within’. ©Nicole Manley, 2017
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BGS announced as Midlothian Climate Beacon partner for COP26

03/06/2021

The National Mining Museum Scotland, in partnership with the British Geological Survey, has been selected as the Midlothian Climate Beacon for COP26.

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Water being punped into a paddy field of crops
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Sustainable groundwater management underpins food security in South Asia

01/06/2021

The most intensively cultivated areas of South Asia are crucial for regional food security and have become global hotspots of groundwater exploitation.

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A hand holding a compass over a map
BGS blogs
The Great North Run

28/05/2021

The directions of true, grid and magnetic north will, for the first time, coincide at various locations in Great Britain between 2022 and 2026.

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Power station © Chris Rochelle
BGS news
CO2 storage testbed: working with the industrial clusters

28/05/2021

Carbon capture, usage and storage will play a significant role in the UK achieving national emissions reduction targets

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Taking samples from the observatory
BGS blogs
Could abandoned coal mines in Glasgow support the UK’s net zero ambitions?

27/05/2021

The UK Geoenergy Observatory will allow scientists to better understand the processes and impacts of using warm water underneath UK cities as a sustainable heat source

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A small blue and yellow bird, a blue tit, using a clear, plastic feeder filled with yellowish seeds
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International Day for Biological Diversity

22/05/2021

At BGS we have a series of initiatives aimed at promoting various species of plants and animals on our sites.

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Anak Krakatau island
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Scientists reveal the submarine cause of the Anak Krakatau volcanic tsunami of December 2018

21/05/2021

Scientists have been able to study the marine deposits of a deadly volcanic island landslide-tsunami at Anak Krakatau, Indonesia, using modern hydroacoustic equipment.

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