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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: ...

Biodiversity is its own catalyst – to a point

Published: 3Feb2021

For decades, scientists have wrestled with rival theories to explain how interactions between species, like competition, influence biodiversity. Tracking microbial life across the planet,...

McGill Fossil Fuel Decisions Shift

Published: 11Jun2014

The McGill University board of governors has included “grave environmental degradation” as allowable criteria for divestment. Published on June 10, 2014 | The Gazette by: Karen Seidman Many...

Global shift to greener economies happening because of economic benefits, panelists say

Published: 1Apr2014

The global transition to clean energy is underway and Canada is lagging, experts speaking at the Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit said Saturday. Published on March 29, 2014 | The Hill...

Climate Change: Extinction of Ice-Free Antarctic Polynyas Due to Trapped Ocean Heat (Eric Galbraith)

Published: 1Apr2014

Researchers from the McGill University and University of Pennsylvania have found evidence to show climate change is the main reason for the disappearance of ice-free regions, known as polynyas. ...

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