pollution

Narwal tusks reveal mercury exposure related to climate change

Published: 31Mar2021

“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: 29Mar2021

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: 17Mar2021

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: 1Jun2020

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: 3Feb2020

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: 18Nov2019

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: 27May2019

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....

La pollution est une tueuse en série

Published: 23Oct2017

Un décès sur six lui est attribuable chaque année […] « C’est la première fois que l’on conclut que la pollution environnementale est une cause si importante de décès », souligne le professeur...

Even if the snow's not yellow you might not want to eat it

Published: 19Jan2016

Yevgen Nazarenko (photo), Uday Kurien, Oleg Nepotchatykh and Rodrigo Rangel-Alvarado, with Prof Ariya have published a paper that demonstrates a substantial influence of snow on car exhaust...

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