environment 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.
October 23, 2020 —
Dr. Crawford studies how the complex interactions of various components of the Arctic climate system are changing in response to continued warming.
September 21, 2020 —
For the 2020 field season, CEOS research associate and drone technician Madison Harasyn and I are sampling two distinct stormwater retention ponds at the University of Manitoba SmartPark once a week.
August 10, 2020 —
The Churchill Marine Observatory is dedicated to the studies on detection, impact and mitigation of oil spills and related contaminants in sea ice-covered waters, extreme weather, climate change and fresh-water marine coupling studies.
August 8, 2020 —
The projects will address key water quality issues in the Lake Winnipeg Basin, including addressing algae growth, enhancing collaboration throughout the Basin, and engaging Indigenous peoples in freshwater management.
May 12, 2020 —
Dr. Nazim Cicek, associate head of biosystems engineering at UM, says that some good could come out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
March 12, 2020 —
More than 150 middle-and-high school learners met with climate researchers on March 5 for Arctic Science Day. Students learned how new knowledge is developed from working in harsh Arctic conditions, and how the learning process can be a lot like playing video games.
January 30, 2020 —
The prize aims to put relevant issues for future Arctic development onto the national and international agenda