Earth Science News Archives

The collaborative effort between Professor Tim Patterson's lab at Carleton University, RBC Blue Water, Tides Canada, the NWT Department of Environment and Natural Resources and others to clean up Frame Lake in Yellowknife made the front page of the ...

Posted On: Monday, July 27, 2015

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Posted On: Friday, July 24, 2015

Professor Claire Samson has been named Associate Dean (planning) to the Faculty of Graduate Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA). She will be starting in FGPA effective immediately, in addition to her responsibilities in our department. In May, she was also elected President of the Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) for a two-year term. ...

Posted On: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Are you familiar with plastic microbeads? These are non-biodegradable, synthetic plastic particles that are commonly added to personal hygiene products, such as soaps and cosmetics. They are small enough to be washed down the drain and into our waterways. As we speak, they are endangering the lives of our marine life, which mistake the size and shape of the beads for food. Products containing plastic microbeads have already been banned from several states, such as California, Colorado and...

Posted On: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

M.Sc. student Jennifer Blanchard, co-supervised by Dr. Richard Ernst and Dr. Claire Samson, received an “Outstanding Student Paper...

Posted On: Tuesday, July 21, 2015