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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...

Rural Alaskans struggle to access and afford water

Published: 25Mar2021

Water scarcity in rural Alaska is not a new problem, but the situation is getting worse with climate change. Lasting solutions must encourage the use of alternative water supplies like rainwater...

Expert: Supreme Court’s carbon tax decision

Published: 25Mar2021

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the federal Liberal government's carbon pricing regime is constitutional — a major decision that allows Ottawa to push ahead with its...

Air pollution: The silent killer called PM2.5

Published: 11Mar2021

Millions of people die prematurely every year from diseases and cancer caused by air pollution. The first line of defence against this carnage is ambient air quality standards. Yet, according to...

$110M for nine innovative McGill research projects

Published: 9Mar2021

Today, Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages announced funding results from the Canadian...

Will climate change outpace species adaptation?

Published: 4Mar2021

Many species might be left vulnerable in the face of climate change, unable to adapt their physiologies to respond to rapid global warming. According to a team of international researchers, species...

There is no one-size-fits-all road to sustainability on “Patchwork Earth”

Published: 22Feb2021

In a world as diverse as our own, the journey towards a sustainable future will look different depending on where in the world we live, according to a recent paper published in One Earth and led by...

When the bloom is off: why do some plants produce small and unattractive flowers?

Published: 3Feb2021

Picture a flower: what do you see? A bright and showy splash of contrasting colours? Well, not all plants produce flowers that are only like that. Some plant species actually produce two types: ...

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