Young Innovators: U of S researcher building a tool for more efficient software coding
January 10, 2022
The study is the first of its kind to provide a multi-perspective view of computer source code using natural language processing techniques.
Read the full article here: https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/young-innovators-u-of-s-researcher-building-a-tool-for-more-efficient-software-coding
Scientist sounds water crisis alarm
The Western Producer
January 6, 2022
Researcher warns the prairie region could see its water system disintegrate rapidly as climate change impacts grow.
Read the full article here: https://www.producer.com/news/scientist-sounds-water-crisis-alarm/
B.C. Flooding: Scenes of Suffering and Solidarity, As Climate Experts Warned of Bigger Picture
The Energy Mix
December 20, 2021
November 25, 2021: Heartbreak and heroism were everywhere in the unfolding story of the British Columbia floods, while those watching from near and far warned any policy-makers and public still unconvinced of the need for rapid, concerted climate action to think again, and quickly.
Read the full article here: https://www.theenergymix.com/2021/12/20/b-c-flooding-scenes-of-suffering-and-solidarity-as-climate-experts-warned-of-bigger-picture/
2021, one of the worst years for glaciers in western Canada and not the last
December 19, 2021
Geography professor Brian Menounos, University of Northern British Columbia (University of Northern British Columbia UNBC), has been studying glaciers for 20 years. These enormous expanses of ice fascinate him, even if he knows their days are numbered.
Read the full article here: https://turnednews.com/2021-one-of-the-worst-years-for-glaciers-in-western-canada-and-not-the-last/
Read the full article in French here: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1848676/changements-climatiques-rechauffement-environnement-glace-peyto
Sask. groups left out of Alberta coal consultations
December 18, 2021
Alberta coal mining in the Rocky Mountains has potential regional impacts, but consultations won’t include any voices from Saskatchewan.
Read the full article here: https://thestarphoenix.com/news/saskatchewan/sask-groups-left-out-of-alta-coal-consultations
Glaciers Losing Their Cool
51° North Magazine
December 16, 2021
Rope, ice axe, crampons, helmet — check. Computer, batteries, tools, electrical tape, notebooks — check. I am packing for a day at the office: my outdoor office, Peyto Glacier. For my Ph.D. research at the University of Saskatchewan in Canmore, I study how mountain glaciers provide water to downstream valleys…
Read the full article here: https://www.51degreesnorthmagazine.ca/culture/people/glaciers-losing-their-cool-4873336
The Walter Langbein Lecture is presented annually. It recognizes lifetime contributions of a senior scientist to the science of hydrology or unselfish cooperation in hydrologic research. The award is named to honor the life and work of hydrologist Walter B. Langbein.
Join us in honouring this year’s recipient, GWF Executive Director John Pomeroy. His lecture, Cold Regions Process Hydrology: Principles, Processes, Management and Prospects, reviews advances in cold regions hydrology and shows how this influences water supply in many parts of the world. The impact of climate warming on the loss of cold and on hydrology is emphasized.
14:30 CST – Introduction, Business Discussion, and Award
15:00 CST – Lecture: Cold Regions Process Hydrology: Principles, Processes, Management and Prospects – John W. Pomeroy
15:45 CST – Q&A
AGU attendees may watch this lecture online at https://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting, or in Convention Center – New Orleans Theater A H24A for those attending in-person.
Climate Change and Freshwater Sustainability: A Saskatchewan Perspective after COP26
Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD)
Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change
Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Geography & Planning
– CFREF Global Water Futures Programme
– USask Centre for Hydrology
– USask Coldwater Laboratory, Canmore, Alberta
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Online via Zoom
Dr. John Pomeroy (PhD) is director of the Global Water Futures Programme, the largest university-led freshwater research project in the world. At the University of Saskatchewan (USask), he is the Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, Distinguished Professor of Geography, and director of the USask Centre for Hydrology. His primary research interests are in cold regions hydrology and water quality with an emphasis on snow redistribution and ablation processes, hydrometeorology and the development of novel observational and modelling techniques. Dr. Pomeroy has authored more than 350 research articles and several books that have been cited more than 20,000 times. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan.
Register online for this free public lecture. A Q&A discussion will follow the talk.
Historically low water level on Bow River concerning, water scientist says
November 19, 2021
‘Water level should be about twice as high as it is right now,’ says John Pomeroy
Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/bow-river-level-winter-1.6255449
Anxious about climate change? Here’s what you need to know about ‘ecological grief’
November 19, 2021
The effects of severe weather and climate change are becoming impossible to ignore, and that’s leading to feelings of ‘ecological grief’
Read the full article here: https://globalnews.ca/news/8380734/climate-change-anxiety/