Thursday, April 18, 2019

PhD 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.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Adjunct Prof. Cees van Staal awarded the 2019 Logan Medal

Earth and Environmental Sciences Adjunct Professor Cees van Staal has been awarded the 2019 Logan Medal by the Geological Association of Canada.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Researchers discover when and where oxygen began its rise

Mt. McRae Shale sedimentary rocks from Australia

Oxygen in the form of the oxygen molecule (O2), produced by plants and vital for animals, is thankfully abundant in Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. Researchers studying the history of O2 on Earth, however, know that it was relatively scarce for much of our planet’s 4.6 billion-year existence.   

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Early ocean anoxia may have led to first mass extinction event

Dengying Formation (South China)

A new study by an international collaboration involving Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Brian Kendall suggests the world’s first mass extinction event 540 million years ago was caused by a widespread loss of dissolved oxygen in the Earth’s oceans.

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