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Volcanic eruption and lava lake

Culprit behind mass extinction identified, motive remains unknown

September 9, 2022 — 
A team of scientists has found the mechanism that has triggered past extinction events

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The Churchill Marine Observatory under the northern lights, beneath the words 'Marine Science.'

Research and International

Marine science

May 17, 2022 — 
Marine science in Canada's third ocean

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David Barber, Rh Award

Mourning the loss of visionary Arctic researcher, Dr. David Barber

April 16, 2022 — 
Through his vision, leadership and endless efforts, Dr. Barber established UM as a global leader in Arctic research

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CBC: Lost campus: Virtual tour exposes bizarre, forgotten history at University of Manitoba

March 29, 2022 — 
'You just get a sense of a different kind of lifestyle,' former archivist says

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The Churchill Marine Observatory (CMO) is located adjacent to Canada’s only Arctic deep-water port, which will allow researchers access to marine and Arctic life like never before. // Photo from CMO

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Sea ice dynamics

January 17, 2022 — 
University of Manitoba researchers look to the Churchill Marine Observatory for answers about a changing climate

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an iceberg in open water with hazy clouds surrounding it

Rainfall in the Arctic will soon be more common than snowfall

November 30, 2021 — 
Changes will happen decades earlier than previously thought

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Wildfires burn on the island of Evia, north of Athens, Greece, on Aug. 3, 2021, as the country dealt with the worst heat wave in decades. Temperatures reached 41 C in parts of Athens. (AP Photo/Michael Pappas)

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

5 things to watch for in the latest IPCC report on climate science

August 9, 2021 — 
The report will provide policy-makers with the best possible information regarding the physical science of climate change, which is essential for long-term planning in many sectors, from infrastructure to energy to social welfare. Here are five things to look for in the new report.

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Image of Arctic sea ice

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Arctic open-water periods are projected to lengthen dramatically by 2100, UM study

June 3, 2021 — 
A team from the Centre for Earth Observation Science has published a paper in the Nature journal Communications Earth & Environment that addresses a large gap in our understanding of Arctic Sea Ice coverage.

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Maddie Harasyn shows the uses of drones in Arctic research

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

A new virtual experience for Arctic Science Day

March 23, 2021 — 
More than 1,500 students attended the unique Arctic and climate science workshop with in-field subject matter experts with backgrounds in physical and chemical oceanography, sea ice optics, marine mammals, remote sensing, contaminants and oil spills.

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Canada Excellence Research Chair, Dr. Dorthe Dahl-Jensen (right), led the team that discovered the plant fossiles inside the Cold War-era ice samples

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Scientists stunned to discover fossil plants beneath mile-deep Greenland ice, indicating an ice-free landscape in a warmer climate

March 15, 2021 — 
The discovery helps confirm a new and troubling understanding that the Greenland ice has melted off entirely during recent warm periods in Earth’s history—periods like the one we are now contributing to with human-caused climate change.

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