Earth and Environmental Sciences combines geology with studies in surface and groundwater, as well as the engineering properties of rocks and soils. We invite you to learn more about our internationally recognized research from helping communities protect groundwater resources to understanding the mysteries of geologic processes deep within the Earth.

As active researchers, we offer our students a hands-on learning experience in addition to innovative degrees and programs, such as TERRE NET, Canada’s first nationally funded program designed to connect the next generation of sustainable mining professionals.

Our unique Earth Sciences Museum and its K-12 outreach program give us the chance to share our passion with the community.

  1. Oct. 21, 2019Rising emissions are turning arctic permafrost into carbon source

    Arctic regions have captured and stored carbon for tens of thousands of years, but a new study shows winter carbon emissions from the Arctic may now be putting more carbon into the atmosphere than is taken up by plants each year.

  2. Sep. 5, 2019 New research alerts governments to problem with groundwater monitoring

    Bad wells tend to get excluded from studies on groundwater levels, a problem that could skew results everywhere monitoring is used to decide government policies and spending.

  3. Apr. 18, 2019PhD student addresses drinking water security challenges related to natural disturbances
    Tyler Hampton in the midst of field research, Augusta Creek, Michigan.

    Tyler Hampton in the midst of field research, Augusta Creek, Michigan.

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