Department of Geography

Experts: COP 26 United Nations Climate Change Conference

Published: 1Nov2021

The twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be hosted by the United Kingdom, in partnership with...

Advancing agriculture threatens the livelihoods of forest-dependent people

Published: 26Oct2021

Satellite images reveal where forest-dependent people live inside the forests of the South American Gran Chaco, and how deforestation for cattle ranching leads to an erosion of their resource base....

Global sand and gravel extraction conflicts with half of UN Sustainable Development Goals

Published: 27Aug2021

Sediment mining in the Goyain River in northern Bangladesh. The sand taken from these beds is used for buildings and infrastructure in nearby towns and cities CREDIT: Jim Best

Over 260,000 kilometres of rivers at risk due to proposed hydro dams

Published: 12Aug2021

Over 260,000 kilometres of river could potentially be severed by planned hydroelectric developments according to McGill University researchers. The Amazon, the Congo, and the Irrawaddy are just 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...

Using artificial intelligence to manage extreme weather events

Published: 18Jan2021

Can combining deep learning (DL)— a subfield of artificial intelligence— with social network analysis (SNA), make social media contributions about extreme weather events a useful tool for crisis...

Reduction in wetland areas will affect Afrotropical migratory waterbirds

Published: 30Apr2021

Migratory waterbirds are particularly exposed to the effects of climate change at their breeding areas in the High Arctic and in Africa, according to a new study published in Bird Conservation...

Experts: Apple users can say no to being tracked with new software update

Published: 29Apr2021

Apple rolled out a software update for its mobile devices that gives users the option of stopping apps from tracking their location and sharing other identifying information with third parties....

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