Discovery solves decades old mystery of ice age CO2 change

Discovery solves decades old mystery of ice age CO2 change

Antarctic Ocean CO2 helped end the ice age A team of scientists has shown that rapid CO2 release from the ocean around Antarctica helped end the last ice age. The findings published in Nature (Thursday 25 October), found that CO2 was stored in the deep Southern Ocean...

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Earth’s great oxidation archived in salt

Earth’s great oxidation archived in salt

Decades of careful geologic study by Russian geologists (and our own Professor Tony Prave) identified 2-billion-year-old rocks that contained evidence for minerals formed from the evaporation of ancient seawater. These rocks are in the Karelia region of Russia and...

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Donald and Colin celebrate 40 years service each!

Donald and Colin celebrate 40 years service each!

On Wednesday 31 January 2018, staff from Schools of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Geography and Sustainable Development joined Donald Herd and Colin Cameron in celebrating 40 years service each. Donald has been with EES for 40 years and Colin has 40 years within the University.

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Congratulations to  our graduating MSc students

Congratulations to our graduating MSc students

December 7th, 2017, marked the day that the first cohort of MSc Geochemistry students graduated from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of St Andrews. It was fantastic to see the graduates returning with their families and friends to...

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Special Recognition for Mikey!

Special Recognition for Mikey!

Mikey giving a speech of thanks, watched by Richard Bates, Charlotte Gordon, Sami Mikhail & Rob Wilson. The award. Michael 'Mikey' Van Mourik (School President 2016-17) "In the pre-Mikey days, all undergraduate students were required to pay towards their travel and...

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2017 Prize Winners

2017 Prize Winners

2017 Prize Winners (left to right) Matt Kaminski (Irving Prize for best M-Level Student); Craig Walton (Irving Prize for Excellence in Field Work (Alps) - 1st Prize); Jasmine Hansen (Irvine Prize for Best Field-Based Research Project in Earth & Environmental Sciences...

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