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Scientists produce first record of environmental data off coast of Hawai’i

22/02/2024

An international team of researchers, including BGS geoscientists, have succeeded in acquiring a continuous record of environmental data using fossilised coral from Hawai’i.

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BGS scientist announced as Scottish Government policy fellow

06/02/2024

BGS geohazard scientist Roxana Ciurean has been named amongst new policy fellows for the Scottish Government.

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Hungry like a wolf: new insights from old bones housed in the BGS museum collections

18/01/2024

BGS scientists are studying the diets of ancient British wolves and how they adapted to changing environments.

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Nine BGS staff members standing and crouching around the new bug palace, which is made out of wooden pallets and logs, sticks, grass, stones and bricks in a pile.
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Six ways we’re improving recycling at BGS Keyworth

24/03/2023

Sustainability at the BGS site in Keyworth, Nottingham, is being improved by recycling, managing our waste, making our labs more efficient and more...

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A tale of two groundwaters

21/03/2023

Why the United Nations 2023 Water Conference needs to know more about groundwater.

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Below the bonnie banks: mapping Loch Lomond’s underwater landslides

07/03/2023

Using high-resolution, multibeam bathymetry and shallow seismic imaging, BGS’s marine geoscience and landslides teams are mapping historic landslides under the waters of Loch Lomond.

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Cattle grazing in green grass with a saltwater creek running between the animals.
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When did the cows come home?

23/02/2023

PhD student David Osborne is exploring Bronze Age animal husbandry using isotopes and X-rays.

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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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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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Five places in Yorkshire to assess key geological hazards

21/12/2022

A field trip to Yorkshire has helped our data products team improve their output.

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IODP Expedition 386: hosting a sampling party in Japan

19/12/2022

BGS help lead the final phase of IODP Expedition 386 in Japan, coordinating science colleagues from around the globe to extract samples from sediment cores aboard DV Chikyu.

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