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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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Identifying the science challenges for UK carbon storage

07/07/2022

A new report underlines importance of community engagement in achieving the UK national climate change targets.

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Mineral specimen of linarite, Leadhills, Lanarkshire. P521533
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UK’s Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre to help build a more resilient economy

04/07/2022

The UK’s new centre to collect and analyse information on the supply of critical minerals, which are vital to the UK’s economic success and national security, has officially launched.

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broad backed chaser dragonfly at BGS Keywort
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The importance of biodiversity in achieving net zero

02/07/2022

Protecting the natural world is an important component in achieving net zero.

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BGS Geology Viewer for mobile and desktop
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BGS launches new Geology Viewer

30/06/2022

A new app providing easy access to the subsurface of Britain has been released by BGS.

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Overview of the 3D alkaline-silicate geomodel showing a surface caldera, and a series of mafic staging chambers.
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New 3D model will help guide exploration for rare earth element deposits in alkaline igneous systems

30/06/2022

A team of scientists and institutions across Europe have developed a new 3D geological model designed to guide exploration for rare earth elements.

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A hydrocarbon drilling platform rises above the surface of the sea. There are offshore wind turbines in the background.
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Major research project will support UK’s energy transition

27/06/2022

BGS will lead the new research project 'Managing the Environmental Sustainability of the Offshore Energy Transition'.

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Darjeeling Hills, India
Research highlight
Developing regional-scale landslide forecasting in hazard-prone regions of India

23/06/2022

BGS has been involved in co-developing a prototype regional-scale landslide forecasting system in two hazard-prone districts of India.

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Mineral section.
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Working at BGS as a postgraduate intern

15/06/2022

Katie Williams, an environmental geochemistry masters student, shares her experience following a work placement in the Stable Isotope Facility.

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