Friday, December 11, 2015

Recent boom in dam construction predicted to impact global river water quality

Hoover Dam, USA

Dams impact more than fish and wildlife habitats, they transform the very chemistry of the water released down stream, according to a new study by the University of Waterloo’s Ecohydrology Research Group.

The Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, USA. Photo credit: Sean Sinclair.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Earth scientists suggest a whiff from blue-green algae likely responsible for Earth’s oxygen

Earth's oxygen-rich atmosphere emerged in whiffs from a kind of blue-green algae in shallow oceans around 2.5 billion years ago, according to new research from Canadian and American scientists.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Commemorative 2015 Farvolden Day Lecture welcomes a packed house

Prof. Dave Rudolph speaking at the 2015 Farvolden Day Lecture.

Earth and Environmental Sciences celebrated their 50th anniversary on Friday with a special Farvolden Day lecture and reception, rounding out the evening with a celebratory dinner.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Waterloo Science students head to World Mining Competition

Waterloo's World Mining Team

Left to right: Mentor Jean Richardson, Robin Taves, Helena Diao, Kevin Tateishi, Alumnus Joe Hinzer, Tyler Ciufo, Jocelyn Campbell and Mentor Chris Yakymchuk.

For the first time, five undergraduate students will head to Saskatoon to represent the University of Waterloo at the World Mining Competition this weekend.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Earth and Environmental Sciences Chair wins career award for work in aquatic sciences

Professor Bill Taylor

The Society of Canadian Limnologists announced Earth and Environmental Sciences Chair William Taylor as the winner of the 2016 Frank Rigler Award, the society’s highest honour.