Updates from the first week of the 26th UN Conference of the Parties in Glasgow.
We caught up with Professor Mike Stephenson, Chief Scientist for Decarbonisation and Resource Management at the BGS for a chat about the links between geoscience and decarbonisation.
There’s three months to go until this year’s Earth Science Week, which can only mean one thing – the return of the Earth Science Week photo competition!
New research published today in the Journal of the Geological Society tracks the remains of ancient life preserved in some of Earth’s oldest rocks, and may even help identify life elsewhere in the Solar System.
At the Geological Society’s Janet Watson Meeting in February 2019, Dr Simon Redfern from the Deep Carbon Observatory explained their recent work to define the five key reactions that control carbon in the Earth.
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 …
The International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) recently held their annual open meeting at UNESCO, reviewing progress in 2018 and announcing their latest funded projects. Joel Gill* reports on this meeting, introducing the IGCP and sharing thoughts on how to craft a successful application.
How can geology help with the decarbonisation of our society?
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.
Throughout advent, we’re sharing some of our favourite entries to Earth Science Week photography competitions past and present – all of which feature the beautiful geology of the UK and Ireland. Check back each day for a new image!