An excellent article on fracking, providing clarity of an issue mired in politics, innuendo and misinformation.
Too few Canadians realize how significant Canada is for understanding how life unfolded on Earth. The rocks under our feet are home to some of the most significant fossil finds and fossil troves in the world: Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta;
Another great, short, creative, animated video from MinuteEarth – Plate Tectonics Explained. They just have a way of simplifying things with fun animations in a way that makes sense. If you’re not yet familiar with MinuteEarth, have a look at my
I know – it sounds like another “Big History” website, and it is, but in a simpler format. BBC Earth takes us through the big events in a visually-pleasing, easy-to-navigate way with simple (perhaps a bit simplistic) text and animations.
It’s only been recently that the concept of “megathrust earthquake” has developed – and now we find they are “in our backyard” so to speak. I think the term “megathrust” speaks for itself, rather like “supervolcano”. In this age of superlative-overuse,
What a great back-story to a significant discovery and person. Mohorovicic is always on my list of people to tell my students about – and not just to test their spelling and pronunciations!
J Tuzo Wilson was a Canadian scientist whom every Canadian should know. I realize not all of us are Geo-Geeks, but the contributions this man made to our understanding of how the world works are immense. I remember first hearing
You never know what you might find when you go for a stroll on the beach! But this was 20 years ago. As a young lad, Michael Arsenault found the fossil shown here and for years it stayed under his bed,
Just drop the word “supervolcano” at the beginning of a lesson and – wow! – are the students energized and inquisitive. Many of them have heard of supervolcanoes, some may have seen video and others may even connect them to Yellowstone
How often do you check your watch or your phone for the time? How about your daybook or agenda for upcoming or past events? Everything today seems to happen so quickly, unless you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair or waiting