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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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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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Improving water security in the Philippines

10/06/2021

Water supplies in parts of the Philippines are frequently scarce and supplies are often shut down. Intermittent water supply in parts of the country presents serious consequences to health.

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Sonic core drilling in the Olaroz Salar, Argentina.
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Lithium: a critical raw material for our journey to net zero

09/06/2021

Understanding the geology and natural resources of lithium will be vital as demand is forecast to significantly increase.

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BGS preparing fluid samples for noble gas testing at the Geoenergy Test Bed (GTB) Sutton Bonington BGS © UKRI 2020
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BGS part of successful Energy Research Accelerator to put Midlands region on the road to net-zero

08/06/2021

The consortium of internationally-recognised research institutions will bring together expertise in energy research to help the UK to meet its ambitious net zero targets

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Expedition Rockall: 50 years on

08/06/2021

Dick Merriman, former BGS geologist, recounts his experience 50years ag as part of a team to land on Rockall, a small, uninhabited islet in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Geothermal energy podcast

04/06/2021

In this episode we discuss the future of geothermal energy in the UK with Corinna Abesser, Gareth Farr and David Boon.

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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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