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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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Antibiotic residue detection in tilapia fish (fish 26–30).
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Heavy metal and bacterial contamination of fish

08/09/2017

During summer 2016 Laura Hubbard undertook a project looking at heavy metal and bacterial contamination of fish sold in the UK.

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Sunset on Tillingham Marsh in February 2017.
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Salt-marsh sampling in Essex

08/09/2017

Helen Brooks, a PhD student from the University of Cambridge, is conducting research that will improve models that simulate future marsh evolution, particularly in a changing climate.

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Surface pool in peat wetland at Wybunbury Moss, Cheshire.
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Carbon capture and sequestration in peat in response to positive and negative feedbacks

08/09/2017

Harnessing the carbon-storage capacity of peatlands by investigating a series of organic supplements that can release phenolic compounds and test whether these can suppress greenhouse gas release.

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An exciting new development in soil phosphate oxygen isotope analysis

03/06/2017

Phosphorus is a key nutrient for all life, critical for the development of cells and the functioning of DNA and RNA.

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St Benedict's Cathedral
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Deploying and servicing a seismic network in Central Italy

02/06/2017

BGS seismologists are using the seismicity that is hitting Central Italy to analyse the triggering and evolution of an earthquake sequence.

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Team of year award
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BGS wins impact award

02/06/2017

The GeoAnalytics and modelling (GAM) directorate have won Team of the Year at the PraxisUnico Impact Awards 2017!

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Investigating climate and environmental change in eastern Australia

02/06/2017

Climate change in Australia could lead to environmental and economic impacts on water security, agriculture, coastal communities and infrastructure.

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