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Kamativi lithium pegmatite, Zimbabwe
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Lithium resources, and their potential to support battery supply chains, in Africa

14/07/2021

A new BGS report reviews known resources of lithium, and engagement in the battery supply chain, across key African countries.

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A large, unused, urban brownfield site with open land covered in cracked, overgrown concrete awaiting development in Leeds, England. © Adobe Stock, 282946502.
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Engineers invited to take part in survey to improve understanding of cost estimates for UK brownfield sites

07/07/2021

Quantity surveyors and civil engineers have until the end of July to take part in a survey that will help to improve the accuracy of indicative cost estimates for UK brownfield sites.

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Buildings that have been damaged being shored up with long plans of wood in a nearly deserted street
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Using satellite imagery for emergency disaster response

06/07/2021

BGS has a long history of assisting relief efforts by providing satellite maps, data and interpretation to those affected by disasters, helping to identify hazardous areas to avoid.

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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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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
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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
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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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Blue tit using a feeder at Keyworth
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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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