sustainability

The secret lives of Darwin's finches reveal daily commutes the equivalent of 30 soccer fields

Published: 8Jun2022

Using radio transmitters, scientists have gained new insights into the behaviour of medium ground finches in the Galapagos Islands. A study led by McGill University researchers reveals daily...

Experts: Quebec summer forecast calls for heat, humidity and severe thunderstorms

Published: 1Jun2022

A hot, "unstable and sticky" summer awaits Quebecers, according to The Weather Network, which predicts periods of abundant heat, often followed by severe thunderstorms. This will be the "fifth...

Research briefs: Origami-inspired design and why mice fear bananas

Published: 24May2022

Here are some interesting new stories from McGill University Media Relations:

Exposure to wildfires increases risk of cancer

Published: 10May2022

A new study from McGill University finds higher incidence of lung cancer and brain tumors in people exposed to wildfires. The study, which tracks over two million Canadians over a period of 20...

McGill University's carbon reduction strategy in investments yields outstanding results

Published: 10May2022

As part of its ongoing commitment to fighting climate change, McGill University’s result-oriented strategy has accelerated the effective decarbonization of its investment, and further reduced its...

Support for research in carbon-free energy storage and conversion

Published: 1Dec2021

As the world reflects on pledges made at the United Nations climate conference (COP26) to reduce carbon emissions, and scientists develop new ways to scale up renewable energy, McGill University’s...

Caucasian households in U.S. emit most carbon despite greater energy efficiency

Published: 22Nov2021

Residential energy use represents roughly one-fifth of annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. A team of researchers led by McGill University has used data from 60 million individual...

The global ocean out of balance

Published: 10Nov2021

Surprising as it sounds, all life forms in the ocean, from small krill to large tuna, seem to obey a simple mathematical law that links an organism’s abundance to its body size. For example,...

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...

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