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Scientists analyse lime resources in the UK

25/10/2021

A study by BGS scientists could help to improve soil magnesium concentrations and pH in grassland areas of England and Wales, with benefits for UK agriculture and farming.

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Young boy drinking water from tap, Tanzania. Photo by Chaucharanje, Pexels
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New method offers rapid monitoring of contamination in drinking water

20/10/2021

Scientists have developed an innovative new method to monitor the risk of contamination in drinking water with immediate results, enabling global communities to respond rapidly and help reduce exposure to deadly diarrhoeal diseases.

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Phosphorus in caves: a new methodological development being pioneered at Poole’s Cavern with the help of BGS

30/09/2021

Alistair Morgan is exploring how phosphorous enters cave systems and if stalagmites could be used to unravel past temperatures.

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Back out in the field with Tromino

18/08/2021

Steve Thorpe discusses returning to fieldwork after the COVID-19 pandemic and trying out the Tromino kit.

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Figure 1. A year of seismicity in the epicentral area of the 2016 M=6.0 Amatrice earthquake (star) in Italy color coded by time of occurrence. (a) Real-time catalog, available at http://cnt.rm.ingv.it/ and (b) machine-learning catalog1 are shown for event magnitudes above their respective magnitude of completeness1,2 Mc=2.2 and Mc=0.5 (from Beroza et al., 2021).
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The future of earthquake forecasting

10/08/2021

Machine-learning illuminates earthquake activity with unprecedented detail, leading to improved earthquake forecasts.

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Work takes place at the GeoEnergy Testbed (GTB) at Sutton Bonington © BGS / UKRI.
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BGS to help further carbon dioxide monitoring research at Sutton Bonington

03/08/2021

BGS is part of a research project that will consider the feasibility of using quantum gravity sensors to monitor carbon capture and storage sites.

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Glasgow’s underground observatory takes temperature of city’s mine water

28/07/2021

The UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow has completed a first survey of the water circulating in abandoned mines lying up to 88 m below the city.

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BGS blogs
The Pebble Spotter’s Guide: how to collect pebbles

27/07/2021

BGS's Clive Mitchell on spotting, collecting and identifying the pebbles you can find on Britain's beaches.

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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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