Every Stone Has a Story

By Katie McCulloch, New Science Communicator Guest Blogger   615+ Million years ago. Parrsboro, Nova Scotia (ish). Earth. The sun shines down on an unfamiliar landscape. The Earth looks different, from its barren surface to the arrangement of the continents. What will eventually become part of Nova Scotia is unrecognisable and volcanically active. Of particular […]

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CBC’s “Fault Lines”: A podcast that delivers what it promises?

By Kathi Unglert, Earth and Environmental Sciences Coeditor “Fault Lines” is a new podcast produced by the CBC and narrated by Vancouver seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe. Over five half-hour episodes, we learn about two earthquake scenarios likely to happen in BC, including their potential effects on us in the hours, days, and weeks after the shaking stops. Overall, […]

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LEDs: The Next E-Waste Stream

By Lené Gary, General Sciences Editor  October 17–24 is Waste Reduction Week in Canada The production of electronic equipment is growing 3–5% per year. At the same time, the effective lifespan of those electronics being substantially reduced as technological advances, aesthetic preferences, marketing and compatibility issues lead consumers to replace them long before their useful life […]

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From spring to sea – A journey along the Fraser River

By Kathi Unglert, Earth and Environmental Science co-Editor World Rivers Day has been celebrated on the last Sunday of September since 2005. It was initiated at the start of the United Nations’ Water for Life Decade by Canadian Mark Angelo, a river conservationist who had previously established BC Rivers Day to increase awareness of the importance […]

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Science Borealis Featured Blog: Musings of a Clumsy Palaeontologist

By Sri Ray-Chauduri and Kathi Unglert, Earth & Environmental Sciences Editors After our Science Borealis Reader Survey, we randomly selected four participating blogs to be profiled here on the Borealis Blog during 2016. This is the third of those featured posts.   Today we’re talking with Liz Martin-Silverstone, who runs one of our feature blogs, […]

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