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UK’s mineral production, consumption and trade revealed in new report

06/04/2021

BGS has published the United Kingdom Minerals Yearbook 2020, with partners the Confederation of British Industry Minerals Group and Mineral Products Association

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Uncovering secrets of the Mariana Trench

31/03/2021

Scientists have discovered that the true extent of the deepest parts of our oceans may be far larger than they previously thought.

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BGS blogs

Success for Sustainable Labs Initiative

31/03/2021

Improving the sustainability of our laboratories is integral to the British Geological Survey’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy

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BGS blogs
We made a Minecraft volcano!

15/02/2021

Find out how a friend of BGS has been using Minecraft to create educational geological models during lockdown.

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H2 storage
Research highlight
Safe storage of hydrogen in porous rocks: the challenges and knowledge gaps

12/02/2021

Increasing the amount of renewable energy that generates clean electricity will require a transition from natural gas to hydrogen and to store heat/cool in rocks.

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BGS Podcast Geomagnetism
BGS Podcasts
Geomagnetism with Sarah Reay

10/02/2021

Sarah Reay discusses why we study the Earth's magnetic field, the best location for a geomagnetic observatory, and tips for spotting the Aurora Borealis.

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BGS blogs
Going underground

04/02/2021

Why the subsurface is vital in delivering a net zero carbon economy

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Cobalt resources in Europe and the potential for new discoveries

26/01/2021

There is considerable interest in Europe in understanding the availability of cobalt from indigenous resources to help the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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BGS Virtual Stakeholder Event 2021
BGS events
BGS Virtual Stakeholder Event

Event on 11/02/2021

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Mine water discharge
BGS events
Mine Water Heating and Cooling: A 21st Century Resource for Decarbonisation

Event on 10/03/2021

Join BGS, IEA Geothermal and BEIS for a symposium on mine water geothermal energy.

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BGS PRIME: an early warning system for slope failure

13/01/2021

Dam and slope failures can lead to the wide-scale destruction of property and, in some cases, catastrophic loss of life.

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