environment

Judith Largy-Nadeau (BRE) and Dainava Blayney (NRS) and students from the Université de Sherbrooke are going door-to-door in Pointe-Claire to promote good waste habits this summer.

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Classified as: composting, waste, environment
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

The risk of acute myocardial infarction for the elderly living in and around small cities is increased by air pollution caused by biomass burning from woodstoves.  

It is well documented that air pollution in big cities causes heart and lung problems. But what are its consequences on people in smaller urban centres?

Classified as: environment, pollution, health and lifestyle, Heart attacks, Scott Weichenthal, Wood burning stoves, biomass, British Columbia
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Published on: 27 Feb 2017

Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of B.C. have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. Surprisingly, mercury in seabirds is now actually slightly lower. This might appear to be good news, but unfortunately it is due to a decline in fish stocks near the surface which has forced seabirds to change their diet, and in the process to feed in areas low in bacteria (known as sulfate-reducing bacteria) which act to control the levels of mercury in their bodies.

Classified as: environment, science, Kyle Elliott, Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences, food and sustainability, polution
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Published on: 16 Dec 2016

The total shoreline of the world’s lakes is more than four times longer than the global ocean coastline. And if all the water in those lakes were spread over the Earth’s landmass, it would form a layer some four feet (1.3 metres) deep.
 

Classified as: environment, ecology, Geography, global, Lehner, lakes, database, Messager, watersheds
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Published on: 15 Dec 2016

In generations past, most water operators gained employment straight out of high school; however, these days, operators are required to have a strong foundation in science, engineering, and technology.

Classified as: environment, Sustainability, water, hydrology, climate, Natural Resource, water resource management
Published on: 8 Dec 2016

Assessing the risks that toxic chemicals pose to natural ecosystems is a huge challenge, given the thousands of chemicals that require testing. But the task is expected soon to become less daunting, thanks to a new tool being developed by McGill University researchers. 

Classified as: environment, Genome Québec, Natural Resource, Genome Canada, environmental risk, Basu, food and sustainability, kirsty duncan, chemicals, EcoToxChip
Published on: 8 Dec 2016

TORONTO – September 1, 2016 – Ferring Canada, a subsidiary of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, is proud to announce a $2 million donation to McGill University in Montreal, Canada that will be used to create fellowships in health and health leadership, and to finance environmental research in the Canadian Arctic.

Classified as: environment, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, faculty of medicine, health, Arctic, Ferring, Ferring Canada, Ferring pharmaceuticals
Published on: 1 Sep 2016

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

Life in the city changes cognition, behavior and physiology of birds to their advantage

Birds living in urban environments are smarter than birds from rural environments.

But, why do city birds have the edge over their country friends? They adapted to their urban environments enabling them to exploit new resources more favorably than their rural counterparts, say a team of all-McGill University researchers.

Classified as: environment, Biology, cognition, science and technology, animals, Behavioral Ecology, Jean-Nicolas Audet, Barbados, immunocompetence
Published on: 21 Mar 2016

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

Study by McGill researchers assesses short-run impacts on households, industries

The cost burden of Quebec’s carbon-pricing policy, is likely to be modest across income groups and industries, according to a McGill University research team.

Classified as: environment, energy, science and technology, carbon market, carbon, carbon price, greenhouse, gas emission, carbon efficiency, permits, subsidies, decarbonisation, price floor
Published on: 20 Jan 2016

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

Arctic peoples inherently able to adapt given changes to various non-climatic factors

Classified as: environment, Geography, climate change, stress, James Ford, Nature Climate Change, science and technology, adaptation
Published on: 6 Jan 2016

By describing a novel way to quantify urban sprawl, Dr. Barrington-Leigh’s recent study has gathered media attention as it offers a new perspective on urban development and provide further opportunities for research on the topic and the social and environmental impacts of different urban forms.

Classified as: urban planning, environment, news, publications, Barrington-Leigh, Sprawl
Published on: 31 Jul 2015

Jill Baumgartner, along with a team of researchers, conducted a study in Bangalore, India, found that the use of kerosene was associated with higher rates of bronchitis, phlegm and chest illnesses compared to cleaner cooking fuels. Occup Environ MedPublished October 23, 2014

Classified as: environment, news, publications, india, IHSP, Baumgartner
Published on: 31 Jul 2015

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