Seawater: memory keeper, energy source, and pollution tracking

Published: 21 October 2022

Sampling seawater just below the surface of a seagrass bed in Quatsino Sound, British Columbia. Credit: Mike McDermid What can a bottle of seawater tell you about the fish living below?

Environmental and health impacts of COVID-19 related plastic waste

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00to13:00

Join us on October 13th, 2021, at 12:05 pm and hear Dr./tisedCategory: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Environmental Health and Safety Macdonald Campus Environment Sustainability

Narwal tusks reveal mercury exposure related to climate change

Published: 31 March 2021

“Our research shows that climate change is having substantial impacts on Arctic ecosystems, with consequences for exposure to toxic pollutants like mercury,” says co-author Jean-Pierre Desforges, a...

Narwhal tusks reveal mercury exposure related to climate change

Published: 29 March 2021

In the Arctic, climate change and pollution are the biggest threats to top predators like narwhals. Studying the animals’ tusks reveals that diet and exposure to pollution have shifted over the...

It’s snowing plastic

Published: 17 March 2021

The snow may be melting, but it is leaving pollution behind in the form of micro- and nano-plastics according to a McGill study that was recently published in Environmental Pollution. The pollution...

Indigenous Peoples around the globe are disproportionately affected by pollution

Published: 1 June 2020

Indigenous Peoples around the world are suffering disproportionately from the impacts of pollution. After surveying close to 700 articles covering different disciplines and regions of the world, a...

Smog in Montreal

Published: 3 February 2020

A smog warning is still in effect for the Greater Montreal area Monday as high concentrations of pollutants are expected to infiltrate the air. According to Environment Canada, this could "result...

Pollution from Athabasca oil sands affects weather processes

Published: 18 November 2019

Scientists have been looking at pollution affecting the air, land and water around the Athabasca Oil Sands for some time. After looking at contaminants in snow taken from up-to 25 km away from the...

Il veut remuer le milieu des rince-bouche

Published: 27 May 2019

D’après Sébastien Faucher, professeur au département des sciences des ressources naturelles à l’Université McGill, les rince-bouche ne sont qu’une goutte d’eau dans la pollution de nos cours d’eau....


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