department of earth ocean and atmospheric sciences
Biological fingerprints in soil show where diamond-containing ore is buried
DNA sequencing technique can also help source minerals that are key to the green-energy transition.
Oct 25, 2023
You’re reading this because an asteroid killed the dinosaurs, allowing mammals to dominate the Earth. But why?
But just how did we evolve from rat-like creatures running between the feet of dinosaurs to take over their ecological niches? Dr. Kendra Chritz, assistant professor in the UBC department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, aims to find out.
Aug 17, 2023
B.C. set for a warm summer, but 2021 heat wave unlikely
Dr. Rachel White, an assistant professor in the department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, discusses the forecast for the summer, the difficulty of predicting extreme weather events, and how climate change is affecting our seasons.
Jun 14, 2023
UBC experts on National Indigenous History Month
June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. Several UBC experts are available to speak with media.
May 31, 2023
Event: Climate Emergency Week at UBC highlights collective action
his week through Feb. 16 is Climate Emergency Week at UBC, building on the university’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019 and a climate action report in 2021 that focuses on climate justice.
Feb 6, 2023
Why does the date of Lunar New Year change?
This lunar new year falls on Jan. 22, making it one of the earliest in recent history. So why does the date of the lunar new year change?
Jan 19, 2023
How students are preparing for a climate-changed future
Feeling like the world has gone to pot in the run up to COP27? Why not take a climate class?
Nov 3, 2022
This scientist is taking an international jellyfish tour to explore mucus and medusae
From some of the largest jellyfish in the world in Japan to the tiny venomous Irukandji in Australia, UBC doctoral student Jessica Schaub is about to set off on an international tour of jellyfish.
Jun 27, 2022
The lonely fate of a robot on Mars
Covered in the red dust that sealed its fate, the NASA InSight lander is slowly shutting down, more than 250 million kilometres from home.
May 17, 2022