climate change

Experts: Wildfires in Quebec

Published: 23Jun2020

Quebec has gone from 13 forest fires on Saturday June 20 to 20 fires on Sunday, including one which is still out of control in Lac-Saint-Jean, and which is heading towards the Saguenay, already...

McGill and other Canadian universities unite to address climate change

Published: 18Jun2020

Today, a group of 15 leading universities across Canada, spearheaded by McGill University and the University of Toronto, are uniting to tackle the global challenge of climate change by pledging to...

Environmental groups moving beyond conservation

Published: 28May2020

Although non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become powerful voices in world environmental politics, little is known of the global picture of this sector. A new study shows that...

North pole will be ice-free in summer

Published: 21Apr2020

Summer Arctic sea-ice is predicted to disappear before 2050, resulting in devastating consequences for the Arctic ecosystem. The efficacy of climate-protection measures will determine how often and...

Expert: World Migratory Bird Day | May 9

Published: 5May2020

World Migratory Bird Day is May 9. The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and Environment for the Americas (EFTA) have joined forces to...

USA TODAY | Arctic will see ice-free summers by 2050 as globe warms, study says

Published: 23Apr2020

The Arctic Ocean will be ice-free in the summer within the next 30 years, a study says, which will result in "devastating consequences for the Arctic ecosystem," according to McGill University in...

Innovative birds are less vulnerable to extinction

Published: 6Apr2020

Bird species that have the capacity to express novel foraging behaviors are less vulnerable to extinction than species that do not, according to a collaborative study involving McGill University...

Volcanic CO2 emissions helped trigger Triassic climate change

Published: 14Apr2020

A new study finds volcanic activity played a direct role in triggering extreme climate change at the end of the Triassic period 201 million year ago, wiping out almost half of all existing species....

Increasingly mobile sea ice risks polluting Arctic neighbours

Published: 19Mar2020

The movement of sea ice between Arctic countries is expected to significantly increase this century, raising the risk of more widely transporting pollutants like microplastics and oil between...

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