Planet Earth

There are 68 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Geology".

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1. 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.

Tags: Flooding, Geology, Hazards, Mapping, Water, Weather
2. Earthquakes and eruptions in Iceland

Geoscientists at the University of Cambridge are uncovering how volcanic activity in Iceland causes earthquakes.

Tags: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Geology, Hazards
3. 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.

Tags: Earth observation, Geology, Hazards, Technology
4. Communicating volcano risk

Researchers have created films aimed at reducing volcanic risk in societies threatened by eruptions.

Tags: Geology, Hazards, Volcanoes
5. 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.

Tags: Geology, Soils, Water
6. 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.

Tags: Earth system, Geology
7. 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.

Tags: Geology, Hazards, UK
8. 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.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Earthquakes, Geology, Hazards
9. 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.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Earth system, Environmental change, Geology, Health, Natural resources, Pollution, UK
10. Did humans transport Stonehenge rocks further than previously thought?

Scientists have pinpointed the exact source of many of the rocks used to build Stonehenge.

Tags: Archaeology, Geology, UK

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