At our February 2019 Public Lecture, Jonathan Turner from Radioactive Waste Management, introduced us to one of the UK’s largest planned environmental projects: a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) for our radioactive waste. The UK has been generating radioactive waste since the birth of the nuclear power industry in the 1950s. As it stands, we have …
How do geologists know what the interior of the Earth looks like?
Thomas Giachetti (University of Oregon) explains his research into the risk posed by Anak Krakatau, published in the Journal of the Geological Society in January 2012, and how it relates to what happened in December 2018.
At Durham University, scientists are exploring the opportunity to use the water within flooded abandoned mines to provide a source of geothermal heat for the future. This could also deliver economic opportunities to former mining areas.
Earlier this month, the Bank of England announced it would be selecting a new face of the £50 note, which has featured steam engine industrialists Matthew Boulton and James Watt since 2011. The scientific community was excited to learn that the new note will feature a scientist – and the public have been invited to …
A guest post from Ted Rose, Honorary Research Fellow at Royal Holloway’s Department of Earth Sciences On 11 November 1918 the guns fell silent on the Western Front, and the First World War horrors of trench warfare came to an end. The centenary of that armistice will be widely celebrated and much featured in the …
Recent research published in the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology provides insight into the destruction caused by ground movements at Pissouri Cyrpus
A guest blog from The Royal Institution about the ways in which the Ri have communicated the science and importance of plate tectonics through time.
Just as during the space age astronomers wanted to create the Jodrell Bank Observatory to discover some of the secrets of the universe, 70 years later geoscientists want to create an observatory that can look into our own planet to discover new solutions for global problems.
A guest blog from geologist and science communicator Haydon Mort.