News archive - May 1989

Wednesday, May 24, 1989

Cloud of volcanic dust blighted Northern Britain 3000 years ago

David Keys, The Independent, 16 August 1988

Most of north Britain appears to have been rendered uninhabitable more than 3000 years ago by a catastrophe resembling the "nuclear winter" that some scientists believe would follow a nuclear war.

Wednesday, May 24, 1989

Field tripping: Manitoulin Island area

Introduction

Wednesday, May 24, 1989

New statistical techniques alter radon risk estimates

Rick Borchelt, NRC News Report, 38(2), 8; 1988

Wednesday, May 24, 1989

Pebble count from glacial deposits

P.F. Karrow

Wednesday, May 24, 1989

The Saguenay earthquake of 23 November 1988

Perhaps you felt it, perhaps you didn’t. The seismic waves from the November 25th, 1988, earthquake passed beneath the feet of everyone reading this article, but your reaction would have depended on a number of factors, chief amongst them being your distance from Chicoutimi or Jonquiere, Quebec. That being equal, your reaction would have depended on the nature of the ground beneath you, and your "coupling" to that ground– That is, it would have varied if you were walking, riding in a car, living in a single or multistory building, in bed, in the bath, and so on.

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