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Environment - Earth Sciences - 22.05.2024
Record warming: How should Canada, its cities and citizens adapt?
Record warming: How should Canada, its cities and citizens adapt?
In January 2024, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) announced 2023 as the hottest year on record since 1850 .

Earth Sciences - Environment - 15.05.2024
Solar storm detected in deep sea observatories
The powerful solar storm driving the aurora borealis over global skies last weekend was also triggering the movement of compasses deep in the ocean, as revealed in new scientific findings shared today by Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), a University of Victoria initiative.

Health - Earth Sciences - 09.05.2024
2 UCalgary scientists explore the unnoticed and unseen
Belinda Heyne and Rachel Lauer's research takes them from microbes invisible to the human eye to entire ecosystems hidden in the darkest depths of the ocean It's probably been a while - if ever - since you thought about the microbes living on your hand. And what about the ecosystem living on the pitch-black ocean floor' For Drs.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 17.04.2024
Marine fossil record reveals climate change insights
Marine fossil record reveals climate change insights
As ocean temperatures continue to rise due to climate change, marine plankton may be the newest candidate to act as an oceanic early alert system.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.04.2024
How art can help us talk about the green transition
How art can help us talk about the green transition

Earth Sciences - Environment - 03.04.2024
Antarctic expedition collects more than scientific data
Antarctic expedition collects more than scientific data
Arts Research Waterloo professor captures valuable experiential knowledge generated through interdisciplinary collaboration Research activity often includes social and instructional interactions, especially when researchers and students from multiple disciplines collaborate on a project.

Earth Sciences - Career - 19.03.2024
Oil rig worker turned Earth Sciences prof launches scholarships for students in need
Oil rig worker turned Earth Sciences prof launches scholarships for students in need

Environment - Earth Sciences - 11.03.2024
Expert explainer: Is Canada in for another extreme wildfire season?
Expert explainer: Is Canada in for another extreme wildfire season?
In 2023 Canada saw its most devastating wildfire season on record with 18.5 million hectares of forests burned, double the previous worst season in 1989, according to Natural Resources Canada.

Earth Sciences - 22.01.2024
SFU professor and team win women’s class of World’s Toughest Row, cross the Atlantic in 38 days

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.01.2024
UBC experts on cold and extreme weather
UBC experts on cold and extreme weather

Earth Sciences - Environment - 12.12.2023
SFU Earth Sciences professor assessing carbon storage potential beneath Metro Vancouver
SFU Earth Sciences professor assessing carbon storage potential beneath Metro Vancouver
An SFU professor is looking at the viability of storing large volumes of carbon dioxide in a soda pop-like solution thousands of metres below the streets of Metro Vancouver to help B.C. meet its net-zero emission goals.

Earth Sciences - Economics - 08.12.2023
Results for: Accessibility of public places for people with disabilities lags in Calgary
Motivated by her late father's disability, UCalgary geographer Victoria Fast leads Mapping Our Cities for All project to measure accessibility of Canadian cities Dr. Victoria Fast, PhD, and her

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 07.12.2023
SFU professor part of all-woman crew rowing across Atlantic for ocean conservation
SFU professor part of all-woman crew rowing across Atlantic for ocean conservation

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 07.12.2023
All-woman crew of marine scientists rowing 5,000 km non-stop for ocean conservation
All-woman crew of marine scientists rowing 5,000 km non-stop for ocean conservation

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 05.12.2023
Western-led team designs prototype to analyze minerals in Martian rocks
Western-led team designs prototype to analyze minerals in Martian rocks
Working with industry partner, Earth sciences professor Roberta Flemming successfully tested miniaturized device A Western-led research team has developed the first-ever hand-held diffraction tool for the identification of minerals in their natural setting on planetary surfaces such as Mars.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 05.12.2023
Droids of the deep expand climate tracking in the northeast Pacific Ocean
Droids of the deep expand climate tracking in the northeast Pacific Ocean
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) has expanded the reach of Pacific Ocean monitoring with the deployment of new deep-sea Argo floats that collect vital ocean data while traveling up and down through the water column, the space between the sea surface and the seafloor.

Earth Sciences - 06.11.2023
Next round of public engagement begins for proposed Burnaby Mountain Gondola
Next round of public engagement begins for proposed Burnaby Mountain Gondola

Earth Sciences - 30.10.2023
When death feeds creativity
How to live with the dead? A PhD candidate in literature shares her reflections on death, identity, geography and culture.

Earth Sciences - Campus - 17.10.2023
UBC experts on Great BC ShakeOut and disaster preparedness

Earth Sciences - Event - 12.10.2023
Event: Experts share insights from Türkiye earthquake and implications for Canada's disaster preparedness
Event: Experts share insights from Türkiye earthquake and implications for Canada’s disaster preparedness

Earth Sciences - 14.09.2023
Q and A with the Experts: Hurricane Fiona recovery and the next big storm
Increase in storm frequency and magnitude would make it difficult for the dunes to recover As we approach the first anniversary of hurricane Fiona, hurricane Lee is tracking to hit the Atlantic coast.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 30.08.2023
Western prof named to geology team for first crewed lunar landing in 50 years
Western prof named to geology team for first crewed lunar landing in 50 years

Innovation - Earth Sciences - 10.08.2023
Movie-inspired technology successfully collects hail data from eye of the storm
Movie-inspired technology successfully collects hail data from eye of the storm
In the blockbuster 1996 movie Twister , meteorologists successfully deployed small weather sensors into the heart of an active tornado to collect data and revolutionize severe weather safety.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 24.07.2023
To better understand the formation of gold resources
To better understand the formation of gold resources
Georges Beaudoin's Agnico Eagle-Eldorado Research Chair in Mineral Exploration (AEM-ELD) has been renewed for a third five-year term.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 30.06.2023
Order of Canada: Kate Moran honoured for ocean science leadership
Order of Canada: Kate Moran honoured for ocean science leadership

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.06.2023
B.C. set for a warm summer, but 2021 heat wave unlikely
B.C. set for a warm summer, but 2021 heat wave unlikely

Environment - Earth Sciences - 04.05.2023
UBC experts on flooding
UBC experts on flooding

Environment - Earth Sciences - 11.04.2023
Simulating underwater eruptions reveals clues to hazards, including 'surfing hot rock avalanches'
Simulating underwater eruptions reveals clues to hazards, including ’surfing hot rock avalanches’
Science, Health & Technology Alex Walls New research into volcanic eruptions could help predict their hazards, including tsunamis and surfing hot rock avalanches. Explosive research Volcanic eruptions large enough to create a caldera, or cauldron-like hole, also create flows of volcanic ash and rock, and sometimes tsunamis.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.03.2023
University of Toronto grad student tracks 70 years of snow and ice data in the High Arctic
University of Toronto grad student tracks 70 years of snow and ice data in the High Arctic
Brianna Lane , a second-year master's student studying physical geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga, is developing an accessible method for snow and ice data quantification using groun

Social Sciences - Earth Sciences - 23.02.2023
SFU Newsmaker award winners shake things up in 2022

Earth Sciences - 15.02.2023
Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria

Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.12.2022
Research from SFU scientists informs climate change mitigation report
SFU professors Kirsten Zickfeld and Karen Kohfeld are part of an expert panel contributing to a new report released this week investigating the potential contribution of nature-based climate solutions (NBCS) to meeting Canada's climate change mitigation commitments. Zickfeld, Kohfeld and other contributing researchers comprise the Expert Panel on Canada's Carbon Sink Potential from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA).

Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.12.2022
Enhancing and protecting Canada's carbon stocks is essential but insufficient to meet GHG emission targets: expert panel report
Enhancing and protecting Canada’s carbon stocks is essential but insufficient to meet GHG emission targets: expert panel report
Enhancing and protecting Canada's carbon stocks is essential but insufficient to meet GHG emission targets: expert panel report Enhancing carbon storage in natural ecosystems could put a small but si

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space - 21.11.2022
Bright fireball may have dropped meteorites in Niagara region
Bright fireball may have dropped meteorites in Niagara region
A cosmic drama unfolded over southern Ontario on the night of Friday, Nov. 18, triggering an international collaboration and a meteorite hunt.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 14.11.2022
Western planetary geologist to lead science for Canada's lunar rover 
Western planetary geologist to lead science for Canada’s lunar rover 
The Government of Canada announced today that Canadensys Aerospace has received a contract to design and build Canada's first lunar rover, which will be sent to the Moon's south pole region as early as 2026.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 26.10.2022
UBC experts on rain and flooding
UBC experts on rain and flooding

Environment - Earth Sciences - 21.10.2022
Researcher helping pave the way for space-age climate science
Dr. Chris Fletcher is part of a scientific consortium developing satellite technology to better understand climate change By Jon Parsons University Relations A major funding announcement by th

Earth Sciences - Campus - 18.10.2022
UBC experts on Great BC ShakeOut and disaster preparedness
UBC experts on Great BC ShakeOut and disaster preparedness

Earth Sciences - Environment - 18.10.2022
Cascading hazards highlighted at ShakeOut event

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.10.2022
Accounting for Canada's 'blue' climate solutions
Accounting for Canada’s ’blue’ climate solutions

Environment - Earth Sciences - 11.10.2022
From greenhouse gas to rock in 25 years
From greenhouse gas to rock in 25 years
Newly published research by scientists with the Solid Carbon project shows that carbon dioxide (CO2) taken from the atmosphere and injected into the deep subseafloor off Vancouver Island may turn into solid rock in about 25 years.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 21.09.2022
How the largest migration on Earth might help combat climate change
How the largest migration on Earth might help combat climate change

Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.09.2022
Sea level rise: rapid and unstoppable unless Paris Agreement targets met
Sea level rise: rapid and unstoppable unless Paris Agreement targets met
New research , models the impacts on the Antarctic Ice Sheet of several different global warming scenarios and the resulting effects on global sea levels. The study was led by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and included a researcher from McGill University. The scenarios that were considered range from meeting the Paris Agreement target of 2°C warming and an aspirational 1.5°C scenario to our current course which, if not altered, will yield three or more degrees of warming.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.08.2022
Canada's national ocean observatory critical for ocean, planet
Canada’s national ocean observatory critical for ocean, planet

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.06.2022
UBC experts on potential flooding
UBC experts on potential flooding

Earth Sciences - Career - 27.06.2022
This scientist is taking an international jellyfish tour to explore mucus and medusae
This scientist is taking an international jellyfish tour to explore mucus and medusae

Research Management - Earth Sciences - 23.06.2022
$26.5 million for McGill Research from NSERC Discovery Research Programs
$26.5 million for McGill Research from NSERC Discovery Research Programs

Environment - Earth Sciences - 13.06.2022
UBC experts on flooding and extreme weather
UBC experts on flooding and extreme weather
UBC experts are available to comment on flooding and extreme weather, in light of a state of emergency in Kelowna and other parts of western Canada.

Earth Sciences - Campus - 03.06.2022
Making an impact on more than just dinosaurs

Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.05.2022
Estuaries’ vast potential for climate mitigation
The salt marshes, mud flats and eel grass meadows of temperate river estuaries are more effective at capturing and storing greenhouse gases than young coastal forests and may sequester carbon for centuries, if not millennia, according to researchers from the University of Victoria (UVic). The amount of carbon captured and stored, known as sequestered, by the Cowichan estuary on Vancouver Island is roughly double that of an actively growing 20-year-old Pacific Northwest forest of the same area, reports a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science .