The Story of Mud

05 Mar, 2015

Amanda studies mud. She’s doing a Masters in Mud at McGill. For an hour she walked us through several hot spots in Canadian mud, including mud from the Alberta tar sands, nickel mines in Sudbury, mercury poisoned lakes in Manitoba, and declining salmon populations in BC. By pulling mud from the bottom of lakes, scientists like Anna are studying the effects of development on the environment, on animal populations and on human health. Amanda has a gift of being erudite and understandable at the same time. Boy, did we learn a lot! Let’s get Amanda and some of her friends to speak more about their research at Open Door.

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