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Welcome to the
Department of Geography

This image of the earth, centred on the University of Winnipeg, displays the real time position of the circle of illumination, the boundary between day and night.  

Trivia Night

GESA's annual TRIVIA NIGHT is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Garbonzo's Pizza Pub in the UW AnX. Come join the fun and test your trvial knowledge. Prizes to be won including a 50/50 draw and silent auction. Tickets are availble from any GESA executive or Tania (5L02). Tickets are $10/person.

Geography in the News

The Moon's Gravity Alters Rainfall on Earth: DiscoveryNews (Feb 2, 2016)— When the moon is high overhead at night, its gravity actually can reduce the amount of rainfall very slightly, new research reveals.

Uncertainties in tree-ring-based climate reconstructions probed: Space Daily (Jan 28, 2016)— Current approaches to reconstructing past climate by using tree-ring data need to be improved on so that they can better take uncertainty into account.

'Growing Zika crisis' in Brazilian city: BBCNews (Jan 28, 2016)— Health officials battling the Zika virus in Brazil say as many as 100,000 people could have been infected in one city alone.

More Plastic Than Fish in the Oceans by 2050: DiscoveryNews (Jan 20, 2016)— In three decades, the world’s oceans will contain more discarded plastic than fish when measured by weight, researchers say.

Carbon emissions 'postpone ice age': BBCNews (Jan 13, 2016)— The next ice age may have been delayed by over 50,000 years because of the greenhouse gases put in the atmosphere by humans, scientists in Germany say.

Map of the Week: A year of weather, 2015.

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