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.
As part of exploring the role of geoscience in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Geological Society has been working with the British Geological Survey and Geology for Global Development to develop a briefing note of the role of geology and geologists in delivering the SDGs.
In early April, The Geological Society hosted a flagship meeting as part of the 2018 Year of Resources on Lithium: From exploration to end-user. The meeting was a fascinating insight into this increasingly important metal, all the way from exploration and extraction to its conversion into high-purity battery grade lithium for its use in Li-ion …
The 2017 Bryan Lovell meeting, ‘Mining for the Future’, is taking place on 23-24 November. Spaces are still available – register now!
Professor Bill McGuire explains some of the geological effects of climate change, following his recent London Lecture at the Geological Society
‘What would a palaeontologist of the far future do if he, she (or indeed, it) came upon technofossils, the petrified artefacts of a long-extinct civilization?’
Despite Sheldon Cooper’s references to geologists as ‘the dirt people’*, geologists are not usually associated in the public mind with soil. Most of the planet’s soil is no older than the Pleistocene (2.58 million – 11,700 years ago) – surely geologists are concerned with much older, much rockier stuff than this?