climate change

Experts: Forest fires and smog

Published: 28Jul2021

More than 130 forest fires were burning in northwestern Ontario on Sunday, July 25, with Environment Canada issuing air quality statements for much of the region due to smoke. (CBC News)...

Arctic seabirds are less heat tolerant, more vulnerable to climate change

Published: 7Jul2021

The Arctic is warming at approximately twice the global rate. A new study led by researchers from McGill University finds that cold-adapted Arctic species, like the thick-billed murre, are...

Faecal records show Maya population affected by climate change

Published: 30Jun2021

A McGill-led study has shown that the size of the Maya population in the lowland city of Itzan (in present-day Guatemala) varied over time in response to climate change. The findings, published...

Mountain fires burning higher at unprecedented rates

Published: 15Jun2021

Forest fires have crept higher up mountains over the past few decades, scorching areas previously too wet to burn, according to researchers from McGill University. As wildfires advance uphill, a...

Most rivers run dry - now and then

Published: 16Jun2021

A new study led by researchers from McGill University and INRAE found that between 51-60% of the 64 million kilometres of rivers and streams on Earth that they investigated stop flowing...

Which animals will survive climate change?

Published: 13May2021

Climate change is exacerbating problems like habitat loss and temperatures swings that have already pushed many animal species to the brink. But can scientists predict which animals will be able to...

Higgs income tax cut signals a shift in Conservative carbon policy, say economists | CBC News

Published: 17May2021

May 27, 2021 | In this article by CBC News, Max Bell School professor Ken Boessenkool expresses support for the burgeoning conservative movement to translate carbon pricing revenues into lower...

“Stressed out” corals thriving thanks to mangroves

Published: 18May2021

Tropical coral reefs are the most biodiverse underwater ecosystem, providing a home to more than a quarter of all marine species. No strangers to environmental stressors and the on-going impacts of...

Experts: International Day for Biological Diversity | May 22

Published: 19May2021

As the global community is called to re-examine our relationship to the natural world, one thing is certain: despite all our technological advances, humans are completely dependent on healthy and...

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