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 …
Molly Brown and Sarah Hey are both members of our Contaminated Land Group’s early career sub-committee. In this guest post, they explain more about the ways in which the Group is championing early careers professionals.
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.
Recent research published in the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology provides insight into the destruction caused by ground movements at Pissouri Cyrpus
In November, the NGO Jividha – meaning ‘biodiversity’ in Marathi – held a four day exhibition in association with Earth Science Week in Pune, India.
As tremors continue in the Aegean, the British Geological Survey’s Debbie Rayner recounts her experience of a magnitude 6.6 earthquake which struck during a family holiday on Kos earlier this year…
A guest post from Stephen Buss, Assistant Scientific Editor (hydrogeology) of the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, and Jonathan Smith, QJEGH Associate board member This month, the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (QJEGH) publishes a set of papers on ‘organic contaminants in groundwater’. There are five papers in the set, covering …
As part of the Year of Risk, the Geological Society is teaming up with the Institute of Risk Management for a week of conferences exploring the role geologists can play in the management of risk, and what lessons we can learn from other sectors.
The fourth Great Geobakeoff is finally concluded! It’s been another epic year, with more than 40 of you entering the competition, with a combined total of nearly 80 entries – huge thanks to everyone who took part!
A guest post from artist Sophie Maliphant about her project to raise money for Nepal following the devastating 2015 earthquake.