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View over the River Clyde, the site of the Glasgow Observatory.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) is laying the foundations for future mine water heat energy research, releasing detailed information packs including drilling logs, borehole construction details and overview hydraulic test data from the new geoenergy observatory in Glasgow.


The BGS geology shop at London’s Natural History Museum. Image: British Geological Survey © UKRI
It’s good news for geology lovers! The British Geological Survey (BGS) shop at London’s Natural History Museum is re-opening its doors, after the pandemic left it closed since March.


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The British Geological Survey (BGS), has today unveiled a new brand and visual identity to reflect and support its vision for a safer, more sustainable environmental future.


Holy Loch, Scotland
Survey data shows five locations around the Scottish coast which are subject to underwater landslides.


Photograph of the William Smith Building
The British Geological Survey (BGS) has today [Wednesday, 24 June] entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreement with Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) to inform the UK’s geological disposal programme.


Victorian gas holders, Paul Grogan Photography 2015
A new digital planning tool is helping authorities to estimate the ground risk and cost of developing brownfield sites in Greater Manchester.


Researchers at the British and US Geological Surveys have developed a new method for identifying risky faults with high potential to generate earthquakes.


Dr Marie Cowen
Director of the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland at the British Geological Survey (BGS), Dr Marie Cowan, has been elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy 2020.


African Savanna elephants: Fiona Sach / British Geological Survey © UKRI
Scientists are beginning to understand how African elephants adapt their movement patterns in search of essential nutrients in their diets, a problem which is leading elephants to live closer to human activity.


Tiny specks of space dust, billions of years old, are telling us important stories about our entire solar system, say scientists, who are discovering new ways to unearth clues about the birth of our planets.


Indonesia Rice Fields
Scientists have identified a potential new tsunami risk in Indonesia by mapping below the seabed of the Makassar Strait.


Drinking water tap
More than half of the world’s population faces a looming threat to the quality and availability of their drinking water because climate change and urbanisation are expected to cause an increase in groundwater organic carbon, a new study has found.


scientist in field
Seismologists across Europe have been looking at the effects of the Coronavirus lockdown on seismic activity after a study in Brussels reported a drop in ambient seismic noise.


Electric Car by MikesPhotos from Pixabay
Global production of lithium has seen a sharp increase of 235 per cent in five years, according to the latest figures now published in World Mineral Production 2014-2018 (WMP), by the British Geological Survey (BGS).


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The Falkland Islands are at risk from tsunamis caused by underwater landslides, according to new research by scientists from the British Geological Survey and Heriot-Watt University.


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The UK is well placed to research and develop geological solutions to climate change due to the excellent and well-developed knowledge base, mature understanding of the UK’s subsurface, as well as world-class universities and research centres.


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Ensuring continuous access to groundwater via multiple water sources and technologies supported by on-going monitoring and external support, will make drought-prone communities in east Africa better equipped to cope with climate change, according to a new study.


CHV Coring Yanlet Sand Flats
Parts of the River Thames previously thought to be relatively unaffected by Britain’s historic use of organic contaminants and metals, are more polluted than first thought, according to new research.


Landslides map
On Sunday 9 February 2020, Storm Ciara hit the UK with very high winds and intense rainfall causing widespread disruption and flooding.


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