BGS laboratories become first in UKRI to receive gold LEAF accreditation
BGS achieved gold certification in the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) accreditation in March 2023.
Six ways we’re improving recycling at BGS Keyworth
Sustainability at the BGS site in Keyworth, Nottingham, is being improved by recycling, managing our waste, making our labs more efficient and more...
Hemsby coastal erosion: the scale of the transformational challenge around the coastlines of England and Wales
The recent closure of Hemsby beach in Norfolk provides key information on the transformational challenge of coasts around England and evidence of historical change along the coastlines of England and Wales.
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Groundwater’s role in the current drought
Groundwater can play a vital part in keeping the UK’s water supply flowing, but we need to ensure that we monitor levels and rates of extraction during dry spells.
Sampling salt marsh sediments: a Thames microplastics fieldtrip
Megan Trusler gives an overview of her PhD project, which studies the role salt marshes play in the accumulation and transport of microplastics.
River erosion: the forgotten hazard of flooding
Impacts from flood events can be widespread, long-lasting and extremely costly. The UK Government and environmental protection agencies continue to invest heavily in mitigation measures, as well as trying to predict which areas are most at risk.
Observing magnetic fields: 100 years of data
Marking the centenary of the Lerwick Geophysical Observatory.
Zambia: the copper mining powerhouse looking towards a safer, low-carbon future
BGS scientists Clive Mitchell (industrial minerals geologist) and Elliott Hamilton (environmental chemist) report on their recent visit to the Copperbelt Province in Zambia.
Training in stable isotope analysis as a PhD student from Croatia
Recently, Ivona Ivkić Filipović visited BGS to undertake a placement at the Stable Isotope Facility. Here, she tells us a little about her experience and how it will contribute to her PhD research.
BGS receives silver LEAF accreditation for sustainable practices
The accreditation is a standard awarded to laboratories that can demonstrate practical steps towards improved efficiency and sustainability.
The importance of biodiversity in achieving net zero
Protecting the natural world is an important component in achieving net zero.