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Arctic, fragile vessel of nature, sustainable heritage

EXTRACT: ‘Arctic, fragile vessel of nature, sustainable heritage’ “As a civilization, we need to grow up and stop pushing the boundaries of nature that is intolerable and unsustainable. Let’s not put greed, money and economic development before fresh air, clean water and vibrant healthy communities.” By Joel Lee | Published ...

Media source: The Korean Herald · 2017-11-13

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Avoiding the wrongs of human rights in urban planning

EXTRACT: Avoiding the wrongs of human rights in urban planning Urban planners conduct cross-country scan to develop best practice bylaws and policies. By Jennifer Pascoe on November 7, 2017 When it comes to urban planning, the average Canadian might think of developing residential neighbourhoods, amenities such as schools, grocery stores, community centres, ...

Media source: Faculty of Science · 2017-11-07

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Finding the right balance

EXTRACT: Finding the right balance Thomas Chacko’s geology research and teaching have earned him a 2017 Killam Professorship. By Hallie Brodie with files from Scott Lingley on October 26, 2017 “It’s not too hot, not too cold, not too wet?—?everything is just right for life,” Earth and Atmospheric Sciences professor Thomas ...

Media source: Faculty of Science · 2017-10-26

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Meteor spotted over B.C. captivates people seeking insights, money from space rocks

EXTRACT: Meteor spotted over B.C. captivates people seeking insights, money from space rocks By Carrie Tait, October 13, 2017 A screengrab from a YouTube video taken from a security camera in Bridge Lake, B.C., and posted by Jacquie McKay shows a bright flash that lit up the sky on Sept. 4, ...

Media source: Globe and Mail · 2017-10-13

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Preserved in permafrost: from microbes to mammoths

EXTRACT: Preserved in permafrost: from microbes to mammoths New archive facility will push boundaries of climate change understanding. By Jennifer Pascoe on October 12, 2017 Professor Duane Froese searches for permafrost samples in the Canadian North. Photo supplied. Preserving fragile records of past life to inform future human activity just got exponentially easier. Thanks to a ...

Media source: Faculty of Science · 2017-10-12

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University of Alberta receives $18.6-million grant for research on permafrost, nanotechnology

EXTRACT: University of Alberta receives $18.6-million grant for research on permafrost, nanotechnology More from Hina Alam | Published on: October 12, 2017 Duane Froese (right) and graduate student Joe Young drill a permafrost core along the Dempster Highway, north of Dawson City, Yukon. Trees in particular and nature in general has fascinated ...

Media source: Edmonton Journal · 2017-10-12

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October 2017 Instructor of the Month: Chris Herd

EXTRACT: October 2017 Instructor of the Month: Chris Herd Meet this month's Instructor of the Month, Professor Chris Herd. By News staff on October 1, 2017 What do you teach? I teach courses in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, including EAS 224 (Mineralogy I), EAS 206 (Geology of the Solar System), EAS 467/567 (Planetary ...

Media source: Faculty of Science · 2017-10-01

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Long-term weather forecasting a guessing game

EXTRACT: Long-term weather forecasting a guessing game UAlberta weather modeling expert sets the record straight. September 21 2017 | By BEV BETKOWSKI Famous for its weather forecasts, the Old Farmer’s Almanac has published its predictions for the coming year—but don’t believe everything you read. The folksy pocket-sized magazine has been a regular go-to for farmers ...

Media source: Folio · 2017-09-21

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Pilot project in geothermal energy comes to Hinton, AB

EXTRACT: Pilot project in geothermal energy comes to Hinton, AB Alternative energy systems the next hottest thing in Alberta By Katie Willis on September 18, 2017 A UAlberta research partnership to retrofit wells near Hinton has the potential to provide megawatts of power to the local community. It’s the latest project to investigate the use ...

Media source: Faculty of Science · 2017-09-18

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Rethinking the classroom

EXTRACT: Rethinking the classroom Faculty of Science professors experiment with classroom innovation, online learning, and the student experience By Katie Willis on July 18, 2017 Human geography professor Theresa Garvin is revamping her classroom, alongside her colleagues in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. “There are a variety of learning styles—from auditory to kinesthetic ...

Media source: Faculty of Science · 2017-07-18

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How to enjoy Alberta’s summer skies—day and night

EXTRACT: How to enjoy Alberta’s summer skies—day and night Summer offers great views of clouds, other planets, solar events and sunrises and sunsets. Here’s what to look for and how best to enjoy them. By Bev Betkowski on June 23, 2017 The prairie sky offers the backdrop for some amazing vistas. The Alberta ...

Media source: Faculty of Science · 2017-06-23

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How urban sprawl has fragmented farms in the Edmonton-Calgary corridor since the 1980s

EXTRACT: How urban sprawl has fragmented farms in the Edmonton-Calgary corridor since the 1980s Jonny Wakefield | Published on: June 9, 2017 David Wedman and his family have had a front-row seat to Edmonton’s urban sprawl. Kayla Stan, a University of Alberta PhD student, shows some heat-map style images of ...

Media source: Edmonton Journal · 2017-06-09

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How The Changing Climate Affects Sea Level Rise

EXTRACT: How The Changing Climate Affects Sea Level Rise June 2nd, 2017 by Roy L Hales From DR Martin Sharp courtesy SMCC Webinar: Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Sea levels are already rising. One tends to think of impacts in the Third World but, between 1969 and 2010, Prince Edward Island lost ...

Media source: the Eco Report · 2017-06-02

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AFTER THE FIRE || Fort McMurray blaze sends a searing message

EXTRACT: AFTER THE FIRE || Fort McMurray blaze sends a searing message Communities at risk of fire need to plan for worst-case scenarios. Here are a few things they need to keep in mind. By Bev Betkowski on April 28, 2017 Fort McMurray residents encounter a jammed Highway 63 as they escape the ...

Media source: Faculty of Science · 2017-04-28

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Discovering the mother of all bison

EXTRACT: Discovering the mother of all bison Researchers trace bison to common ancestor, pinpoint arrival in North America. By Katie Willis on March 13, 2017 Unlike other notorious invaders such as zebra mussels, bison were not introduced by humans. But their rapid spread and diversification are hallmarks of an invasive species. Scientists from ...

Media source: Faculty of Science · 2017-03-13

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Fossil and genomic evidence constrains the timing of bison arrival in North America

EXTRACT: Abstract The arrival of bison in North America marks one of the most successful large-mammal dispersals from Asia within the last million years, yet the timing and nature of this event remain poorly determined. Here, we used a combined paleontological and paleogenomic approach to provide a robust timeline for the entry ...

Media source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences · 2017-03-13

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New fossils, genetic tools help pinpoint bison migration to North America

EXTRACT: New fossils, genetic tools help pinpoint bison migration to North America By Catherine Griwkowsky | Monday, March 13, 2017 02:54 PM MDT Researchers have figured out when bison came to North America using new DNA extraction techniques and a newly found set of fossils. University of Alberta department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences ...

Media source: Edmonton Sun · 2017-03-13

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Understanding what's in the air we breathe

EXTRACT: Understanding what's in the air we breathe UAlberta professor gets lab upgrade to delve into the complex chemistry of urban air pollution as part of $2.1M federal funding boost. By Michael Brown on March 2, 2017 You might think you’re getting nothing but fresh air in each lungful you breathe, but air quality ...

Media source: University of Alberta News · 2017-03-02

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Postdoc Spotlight: Geochemist Jesse Reimink

EXTRACT: Postdoc Spotlight: Geochemist Jesse Reimink Jesse Reimink has been around science and the outdoors his entire life. His father, a high school biology teacher, would keep him and his sister busy searching for rocks and insects outside for their collections. He and his friends would go on camping trips every summer ...

Media source: Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie · 2017-02-21

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Speakers inspire women to break glass ceiling

EXTRACT: Speakers inspire women to break glass ceiling ConocoPhillips Canada support helps build relationships between the world’s top female scientists and UAlberta students By Sheila Graham on February 21, 2017 University of Alberta graduate students with ConocoPhillips geologist Patricia Allwardt. From left: Ebberly MacLagan, Merilie Reynolds, Morgan Snyder, Allwardt, Carolyn Furlong and Danielle ...

Media source: Give to UAlberta · 2017-02-21

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Field Research Office Photo Contest 2016 (Winners)

EXTRACT: Field Research Office Photo Contest 2016 (Winners) Source: Field Research Office Read more: http://www.fieldoffice.ualberta.ca/en/Events/PhotoContest.aspx ...

Media source: Field Research Office · 2017-02-08

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Update: New census data spurs debate on Edmonton's density plans

EXTRACT: Update: New census data spurs debate on Edmonton's density plans According to newly released census data, the area's suburbs are also seeing increased population growth By: Jeremy Simes Metro Published on Wed Feb 08 2017 Edmonton saw massive growth, according to Statistic Canada's new census data. As new census data underlines Edmonton’s ...

Media source: Metro News · 2017-02-08

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Otis Appoints Dr. Roger Morton to Advisory Board

EXTRACT: February 07, 2017 08:30 ET Otis Appoints Dr. Roger Morton to Advisory Board VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 7, 2017) - Otis Gold Corp. (or "Otis") (TSX VENTURE:OOO)(OTC PINK:OGLDF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Roger D. Morton to its Advisory Board. Dr. Morton is currently a Professor Emeritus ...

Media source: Market Wired · 2017-02-07

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U of A researcher travels to Chile to monitor unstable volcano

EXTRACT: U of A researcher travels to Chile to monitor unstable volcano By Clare Clancy | Published on: February 5, 2017 Laguna del Maule is one of thousands of volcanoes in the Andes mountain range. An Edmonton researcher travelling to Chile wants to understand what makes volcanoes tick — beyond ...

Media source: Edmonton Journal · 2017-02-05

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February 2017 Instructor of the Month Jeff Kavanaugh

EXTRACT: February 2017 Instructor of the Month Jeff Kavanaugh February Instructor of the Month Jeff Kavanaugh blurs the distinction between lecture and lab, between theoretical and practical, so that students start doing and building from day one. By News staff on February 1, 2017 What do you teach? I teach a small number of ...

Media source: Faculty of Science · 2017-02-01

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