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Forest fragmentation threatens biodiversity

New study shows 70% of world’s remaining forest within a kilometre of forest edge
Fri, 2015-03-20 14:23

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Contact: Andrew Gonzalez
Organization: McGill University
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Acting on Climate Change

On March 18, McGill biologist Catherine Potvin, as part of "Dialogues on Sustainability" unveiled the proposal "Acting on Climate Change: Solutions from Canadian Scholars" at the Americana 2015 Conference held in Montreal. The plan mobilizes over 60 researchers from every province, building a consensus around a plan of sustainability solutions to help Canada sucessfully achieve transition to a low-carbon society. Complete shift to renewable energy is within Canada's reach the group contends.
Fri, 2015-03-20 13:16

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‘Blue-green algae’ proliferating in lakes

Global study shows increase in potentially toxic algae accelerating since mid-1900s
Thu, 2015-02-26 07:54
Photo courtesy of: Dr. Ron Zurawell, Ph.D., P.Biol. Limnologist/Water Quality Sp

The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries – and in many cases the rate of increase has sharply accelerated since the mid-20th century, according to an international team of researchers led by scientists at McGill University.

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Systems crucial to stability of planet compromised

New data and assessments suggest that resilience of the planet is now at risk
Thu, 2015-01-15 14:24

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Organization: McGill University
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UN Climate Change Conference - COP 20 - Experts

Wed, 2014-12-03 10:56

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McGill expert: Record high for greenhouse gases

Tue, 2014-09-09 11:30

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Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques among six strategies identified as key to successfully reducing global water scarcity
Fri, 2014-08-29 10:23

Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last year warned residents of Arizona and Nevada that they could face cuts in Colorado River water deliveries in 2016.

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Contact: Prof. Thomas Gleeson
Organization: Department of Civil Engineering
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Global warming ‘pause’ reflects natural fluctuation

Statistical analysis shows pattern consistent with pre-industrial temperature swings, study concludes
Mon, 2014-07-21 14:06

Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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New permafrost is forming around shrinking Arctic lakes

But will it last?
Tue, 2014-06-10 10:30

By Katherine Gombay - News - June 10

Researchers from McGill and the U.S. Geological Survey, more used to measuring thawing permafrost than its expansion, have made a surprising discovery. There is new permafrost forming around Twelvemile Lake in the interior of Alaska. But they have also quickly concluded that, given the current rate of climate change, it won’t last beyond the end of this century.

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