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Evaluating contamination in sediment, waters and fish from two contrasting catchments in England

02/12/2021

Calum Ramage's PhD project sets out to assess the impacts of pesticides and trace metals on British rivers.

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BGS to deliver three-year groundwater flood forecasting service to support emergency response to flooding

29/11/2021

BGS is delivering a national-scale early warning system for groundwater flooding, alongside the Environment Agency and the Met Office.

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The field teams collecting soils in west Kenya.
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Geochemical predictive mapping in western Kenya

05/12/2021

To mark World Soil Day, Olivier Humphrey highlights the soil-related activities of the BGS Inorganic Geochemistry Facility and its partners in western Kenya.

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Sample map view of earthquakes recorded during hydraulic fracturing at the Preston New Road unconventional shale gas site. BGS © UKRI
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Scientists test a new model to understand and forecast seismicity induced by hydraulic fracturing operations

02/07/2021

Encouraging new research could bring scientists a step closer to being able to forecast earthquakes induced by human activity.

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BGS Podcast - Critical Raw Materials
BGS Podcasts
Critical raw materials podcast

01/07/2021

In this episode we discuss critical raw materials and the crucial role they will play as we move to a low-to-zero carbon economy

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A pool of blue-green water surrounded by a pillared walkway made of yellow rock
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Unlocking the deep geothermal energy potential of the Carboniferous Limestone Supergroup

28/06/2021

How understanding the subsurface beneath our towns and cities may allow us to access geothermal energy for heating homes and powering the UK.

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People on the steps at Regent's Canal, Granary Square, King's Cross, London. Source: VVShots/iStock 2020.
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BGS collaborates on new £1 million EPSRC-funded digital research project to help make urban growth more sustainable

28/06/2021

Novel research to develop a digital service for future water management and support efforts to make urban growth more sustainable.

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A view of the Chew Bahir lake in southern Ethiopia showing a current dry period. Photo by Julian Ruddock.
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Climate change and human migration out of Africa

23/06/2021

An international team of scientists have shown how climate change could have enabled the migration of Homo sapiens around 60 000 years ago.

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Volcan_Nyiragongo. Dgmuham, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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Spaceborne data: an expanding role in disaster response

23/06/2021

Alessandro Novellino explains the importance of Earth Observation (EO) to help facilitate successful emergency responses after natural hazard occurrences.

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BGS Digital data review 2021–22

18/06/2021

BGS is seeking a comprehensive understanding of the data ecosystem in which we operate, providing a detailed assessment of our current operating models and the options for our target operating model over the next 10 years.

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A wom,an pumping water from a public well in a street
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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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