Britain’s coal-powered past may still have an important role to play in its green future where water collecting in the scars left by historic mining activity may provide a valuable source of heat with minimal carbon emissions.
The Year of Life is an opportunity to showcase both academic and applied research focusing on palaeontology, geobiology, biogeochemical cycling and astrobiology, among others. Read all about what we have planned for our themed year in2020!
Dr Simon Mitton tells the tale of ‘Carbon’s fundamental role on Earth’ in the stories of twelve pioneering scientists of the past 500 years. Telling the very human stories behind the people who made some of the key discoveries that brought our understanding to where it is today.
What exactly is ‘Responsible Investing’? How can it be measured and delivered effectively? Can the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) help to drive responsibility in the mining industry?
Professor Mike Stephenson of the British Geological Survey, discusses the geology of energy transitions, and considers how understanding their history may reveal insights about how future transitions will unfold and develop.
At The Geological Society in September 2019, Professor Caroline Lear delivered a public talk entitled ‘The Big Antarctic Freeze’. Amy Woodward, a second year Geophysics student at Imperial College, wrote the following blog post about Carrie’s lecture.
The term ‘hydrogen economy’ was first coined by the chemist John Bockris, to describe the use of hydrogen as a fuel rather than the oil, gas and coal that form the present hydrocarbon economy.
Earth Science Week is here for 2019 and we are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s ‘Geoscience if for everyone’ photography competition!
Megan O’Donnell asked our 2018 Earth Science Week Photography competition winner, Andy Leonard, to share the key elements he believes make a beautiful photograph of the natural world.
2019 marks 100 years since women were able to be elected as Fellows of the Geological Society, with the first eight elected in May 1919. They came from a diverse range of specialisms, backgrounds and experience – as part of our activities to mark the anniversary, we’re profiling each of them.