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‘First of its kind’ online tool created to help tackle pollution in London

01/03/2024

The new Road Pollution Solutions tool predicts pollution levels from road runoff and suggests nature-based solutions to combat it.

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IODP Expedition 389 science party members, including BGS's Margaret Stewart (second from right), discussing cores. Marley Parker @ ECORD_IODP.
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Scientists produce first record of environmental data off coast of Hawai’i

01/03/2024

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 Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

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Rebecca Mumpansha, a GSD librarian, with the sales stock of geological maps. © Rachel Talbot. 
BGS blogs

Unlocking key mineral archives at the Zambian Geological Survey Department 

23/02/2024

Rachel Talbot recounts a recent visit by BGS Records staff to the Zambian Geological Survey Department, to assist in critical mineral data management.

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Mineral investigation reports released online

07/07/2023

Reports from over 260 mineral exploration projects are now freely available on BGS’s GeoIndex.

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Plant sampling for strontium and sulphur plant analysis. BGS © UKRI.
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Updated biosphere map for the UK released

07/07/2023

The updated biosphere map for the UK will allow users to identify sulphur isotope variations.

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Detail of a building in Thistle Court, Edinburgh, built around 1768 and one of the oldest buildings in the Edinburgh New Town. The stone is a mixture of locally derived material, with pale yellow-buff and pink sandstones and darker reddish-purple igneous rocks. BGS © UKRI.
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Scotland’s building stones: over one thousand images now available online

06/07/2023

New images of the BGS Building Stone Collection have been published.

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Scoping report on the material requirements for a UK hydrogen economy

21/06/2023

The UK Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre has produced a scoping report that examines the aims of the UK with regards to developing a hydrogen economy, the sustainability of these targets, given current metal loadings, and provides some suggestions for overcoming potential challenges that the UK may face in securing raw materials to support this ambition.

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Scoping study on metals used in specialist alloys in the aerospace industry

21/06/2023

A recent scoping study by the UK Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre assesses the application, importance and supply-chain risks associated with specialist alloys used in the aerospace and defence industries.

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Commoditree and the CMIC team BGS © UKRI.
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BGS unveils #TheCommoditree at Glastonbury 2023

21/06/2023

The new installation is part of a unique touring festival stand showcasing how modern lifestyles wouldn't be possible without rocks and minerals.

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A new open dataset to benefit onshore geoscience research

15/06/2023

Data from deep onshore hydrocarbon wells is being released on an open access basis to help meet the UK’s net zero targets.

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BGS Director Karen Hanghoj (left) and volcanologist Sam Engwell (right), have both been recognised in the Geological Society Honours List. BGS © UKRI.
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Geological Society honours BGS scientists

14/06/2023

The Geological Society has recognised the contributions of two members of BGS: director Dr Karen Hanghøj and volcanologist Dr Samantha Engwell.

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