News for Earth and Environmental Sciences

Monday, February 27, 2023

Remembering Dr. Paul Karrow, the first Earth and Environmental Sciences Department Chair

Headshot of Dr. Paul Karrow

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is mourning the passing of Dr. Paul Karrow. He was a founding member and the first Chair of the Department. Karrow passed away on February 5, 2023 at the age of 93.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Prof. Chris Yakymchuk discusses rare earth mining on Global News

Split screen of Anthony Robart and Chris Yakymchuk

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent visit to Saskatoon's rare earths element processing facility has sparked conversations about rare earth elements and the environmental impact of mining them. Waterloo's Dr. Chris Yakymchuk appeared on Global News Morning Toronto to discuss rare earth mining in Canada.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Small isolated wetlands are pollution-catching powerhouses


Small isolated wetlands that are full for only part of the year are often the first to be removed for development or agriculture, but a new study shows that they can be twice as effective in protecting downstream lake or river ecosystems than if they were connected to them.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Meet the Science 2023 GRADflix finalists

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Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs has announced the 25 finalists for the 2022-2023 GRADflix competition year, which includes seven finalists from the Faculty of Science.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Mourning the loss of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Emil O. Frind

Portrait of Emil Frind with stock image of water droplets behind.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and groundwater community is mourning the recent passing of Dr. Emil Frind, Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2022, at the age of 90.