Friday, December 13, 2013

Congratulations to Sherry Schiff and John Spoelstra

The Globe and Mail ran an article yesterday on the work John Spoelstra and Sherry Schiff have been doing on artificial sweeteners in the Grand River. The Globe and Mail report is based on a paper that appears in PloS One the day before. It is nice to see the press interested in some of the science we do. Congratulations to Sherry and John!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

IN THE NEWS - Globe and Mail

John Spoelstra and Sherry Schiff published an paper in PloS One on Tuesday and on Wednesday, the Globe and Mail ran an article about their work on artificial sweeteners in the Grand River. It is good to see the media interested in the science we do.  Here is the link: theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontarios-grand-river-loaded-with-artificial-sweeteners-study-finds/article15896336/  

Monday, December 9, 2013

Waterloo’s model key to globalizing carbon dioxide water study

Researchers from world-class institutions in Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany and the United States teamed up to determine the amount of carbon dioxide lakes, streams, rivers and other bodies of water hold as well as how much is transferred to the atmosphere.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Research news

Dr. Hans Duerr and a team of international collaborators discover there is more CO2 emitted from inland streams and rivers than lakes. Their findings were reported in the November 21, 2013 issue of NATURE. Read the full story on the Waterloo News website.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

APGO at UWaterloo

Our Earth Sciences Museum was the venue for a networking meeting of the South West Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) on November 20, 2013. Dr. Steve Evans gave a stimulating presentation on geohazzards including a first-hand account of the Fukushima Disaster Site in Japan. It was great to see many of our Earth Sciences alumni there and the APGO staff were delighted to see so many students in attendance. Here is an account in the latest issue of the APGO newsletter.

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