Planet Earth stories
There are 72 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Geology".
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- 1. Revealing the UK's hidden depths
Underneath the Earth's surface lies a wealth of resources. But will the way we currently use them give us problems in the future? Dr Ciaran Beggan, Dr Andrew Barkwith and Dr Caroline Graham at the British Geological Survey (BGS) explain why we need a clearer picture.
- 2. Groundwater: The threat beneath our feet
Groundwater is the ultimate invisible asset. Originating in rain and snowfall that works its way down into soil and rock, it supports key ecosystems and meets the water needs of millions. But it can also pose a potential flood risk.
- 3. Earthquakes and eruptions in Iceland
Geoscientists at the University of Cambridge are uncovering how volcanic activity in Iceland causes earthquakes.
- 4. Modelling our landscape in 3D
Drones are helping NERC's British Geological Survey understand and monitor areas that are susceptible to landslides around the UK.
- 5. Communicating volcano risk
Researchers have created films aimed at reducing volcanic risk in societies threatened by eruptions.
- 6. Spotlight on soils
2015 was the International Year of Soils. It's not the most glamorous area of science, but it's vital to just about every aspect of our lives - as Janet Moxley and Nicole Archer explain.
- 7. The human epoch
Humans have only been part of Earth's history for the blink of a geological eye, but in that time we have made a profound mark on the planet. Fifty years ago we were starting to realise the extent of our influence; today we are debating whether it has moved Earth into a new geological epoch. Alex Peel explains what's behind the concept.
- 8. That sinking feeling
February 2014 saw the appearance of at least three times more sinkholes in the UK than is normal for a whole year. Sue Nelson talks to experts from the British Geological Survey to find out what's making these huge holes open up.
- 9. Getting ready for the next big one
Is one of the world's great cities due to be struck by a serious earthquake? Ekbal Hussain describes how scientists are working to make sure Istanbul is prepared for the dangers that may be on the way.
- 10. Recycling heat from industry could reduce carbon emissions
Capturing wasted heat and turning it into electricity could help industries to reduce carbon emissions, according to a new study.
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