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Cover of Guide for Homeowners; Credit: DOGAMI / WA GER
2017, Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources (WA DGER)

This pamphlet for homeowners provides information about landslides as it realtes to their home and property. It includes information about landslide warning signs and who to contact if homeowners suspect active landslides on their property.

Cover image of position statement; Image credit: The Geological Society of London
2015, The Geological Society of London (GSL)

In the run up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 21 scheduled for December 2015, 24 of the UK's foremost academic institutions, including the Geological Society have published a joint Climate Communiqué calling on national governments to take immediate action if they want to aver

Cover image of position statement; Image credit: The Geological Society of London
2017, The Geological Society of London (GSL)

The Geological Society, along with many other national and international scientific organisations, is concerned by the Executive Order, announced on 27 January 2017, which will prevent people from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa from entering the United States, if it is allowed to s

Cover image of factsheet; Image credit: Geological Society of London
2016, The Geological Society of London (GSL)

Almost everything in the modern world uses minerals or their by-products in some way. Find out more in our mineral resources factsheet.

Cover image of factsheet; Image credit: Geological Society of London
2017, The Geological Society of London (GSL)

How do geologists find mineral deposits, and what happens after the mines close? What is a critical metal, and where are the deepest mines on earth? Find out how we mine and process minerals above and below ground in our mining fact sheet.

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The Critical Issues Research Database aggregates geoscience information products from state geological surveys, the U.S. Geological Survey, professional societies, and geoscience information providers to aid decision makers as they address issues at the intersection of the geosciences and society. We are continually adding new content to the database, so please check back frequently.

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