You are what you eat—and for orcas, that’s bad news

Published: 11 October 2023

Researchers have known for decades that orcas across the North Pacific have harmful pollutants in their system.

The Impact of Wildfires on Birds in Canada

Published: 20 September 2023

This was the worst year for Canadian wildfires on record and though fire season is not yet over, we can already start to see and look at some of the impact of fires on our ecosystems across the...

Sollio, McGill join forces on novel coated fertilizer study; PurYield is being marketed as a nutrient uptake enhancer

Published: 26 July 2023

Sollio Agriculture has partnered with McGill University to test the benefits of PurYield, a new coated fertilizer which enhances nutrient uptake by plants. Researchers will compare it to commonly...

The Mystery of the Vanishing Kestrels: What’s happening to this flashy falcon?

Published: 28 June 2023

The number of American kestrels has dropped sharply. That goes against the trend for birds of prey, broadly seen as a conservation bright spot....

Experts: Radar evidence of liquid water on Mars

Published: 25 July 2018

"A Mars orbiter has detected a wide lake of liquid water hidden below the planet’s southern ice sheets. There have been much-debated hints of tiny, ephemeral amounts of water on Mars before. But if...

New technique for finding life on Mars

Published: 19 January 2018

Researchers demonstrate for the first time the potential of existing technology to directly detect and characterize life on Mars and other planets. The study, published in Frontiers in Microbiology...

The personalities of spiders

Published: 6 August 2015

Even jumping spiders have personalities scientists have discovered. A "shy" individual will not make the same choices as a "bold" individual. This means that some individuals, because of their...

Pesticides: more toxic than previously thought?

Published: 6 August 2015

Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than scientists previously believed.

Hot off the press! Macdonald Professor Recipient of Prestigious Steacie Fellowship

Published: 16 February 2016

Professor Elena Bennett, of the Department of Natural Resource Sciences and the McGill School of Environment, is the recipient of a E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship! The Fellowships are awarded...


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