Polar Week 4: Antarctica – Early explorers, terrestrial magnetism and investigating climate change

GUEST POST by Carol Devine APECS member and co-author of The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning Antarctica, like the Arctic, is a harbinger. It holds the majority of the world’s water and ice, and is crucial to the global ecosystem. People first began exploring this ‘last continent’ at the turn of the 20th century, […]

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Polar Week 1: Why do science at the poles?

GUEST POST by Katriina O’Kane, Jordan Grigor and Jennifer Provencher Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) Last summer, it cost more than $6,000 to travel to the Polar Continental Shelf Program’s Resolute base on Cornwallis Island, Nunavut: the largest research facility in the Canadian high Arctic. That was just the flight – add on […]

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The Boreal Forest, Antarctica and Geophysics, Oh My!

Sarah Boon and Sri Ray-Chauduri, Environmental & Earth Sciences co-editors Unlike a few of the other Science Borealis subject categories – like last week’s Multimedia – the Environmental and Earth Science subject is bursting with great blogs. From Alan Shapiro’s Mostly Harmless Science to the Saskatchewan Research Councils’ From the Lab to the Loading Dock, with a bit […]

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