Satellite technology: beneficial for all or ill-fated endeavour?

Landsat spots birth of Iceberg A-68, Antarctica. Image acquired July 12, 2017. (Landsat imagery courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and U.S. Geological Survey)

By Kathi Unglert and Tanya Samman, Earth and Environmental Science Co-editors My radio alarm clock turns itself on at 7 A.M., and I wake to tunes on my favourite station, transmitted straight to my bedroom via satellite. What a great start! Satellite imagery can be used to forecast water availability in reservoirs and to monitor […]

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It’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, it’s not even a dinosaur…it’s a pterosaur!

llustrations of 33 different pterosaur headcrests, showing the diversity of this group of reptiles.

 By Sri Ray-Chauduri and Kathi Unglert, Earth and Environmental Sciences Co-editors Dinosaurs always seem to excite people, whether it’s an actual discovery, like the tail vertebrae with feathers found this past December in Myanmar, or fictional stories, like Hollywood’s upcoming Jurassic World 2, rumoured to combine human and dinosaur DNA in the plot. But dinosaurs, which lived […]

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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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Meet the Science Borealis Outreach Team

When we first started Science Borealis back in 2013, we had a small core team that did pretty much everything. In the past three years, however, we’ve evolved to include a dedicated Outreach Team! They manage our everyday interactions on Facebook and Twitter. They’re also the people who bring you the fabulous moon-thly newsletter, and […]

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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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