earth environment and resources News Archive
December 15, 2020 —
Arctic sea ice has been in steep decline over the last two decades. Meanwhile, tundra shrub abundance has been increasing in many regions of the Arctic.
November 19, 2020 —
Until roughly a decade ago, most scientists assumed that phytoplankton remained in a sort of stasis throughout the winter and spring until sea ice break-up. Now there is a growing body of evidence that suggests under-ice blooms (UIBs) of phytoplankton can occur in low-light environments below sea ice.
After 12 impressive years, Dr. Norm Halden retires as Dean of the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
August 20, 2020 —
On June 30, 2020 the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources said farewell to Dean Dr. Norm Halden.
April 22, 2020 —
Using these models, the researchers considered the future evolution of Arctic sea-ice cover in a scenario with high future CO2 emissions and little climate protection. As expected, Arctic sea ice disappeared quickly in summer in these simulations.