17 Rooms-X McGill | McGill Office of Sustainability

Published: 1 February 2024

February 2, 2024 | An initiative led by MPP alumnus Julian Lam, 17 Rooms-X McGill is a unique event that will bring together faculty, staff, students, and practitioners who are working to advance...

Alien invasion: Study reveals alarming economic costs of biological invasions to the European Union

Published: 13 July 2023

Biological invasions are a major threat to ecosystems, biodiversity, and human well-being, resulting in ecosystem degradation and causing economic costs in the multi-trillions of euros globally. A...

What controls the pathways of the Labrador Current?

Published: 28 June 2023

Changes to the flow of the Labrador Current along the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador to Nova Scotia are leading to sudden warmings or drops in the oxygen levels of the waters in several regions...

McGill University, in partnership with Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, and IEFA announce 'Future-charged: the renewable energy revolution’

Published: 13 June 2023

Today McGill University, in partnership with Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) and the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) announced the launch of ‘Future-Charged: the...

Microplastics are harming gut health

Published: 18 May 2023

Scientists have been worried about the potential harms of microplastics for years. These small plastic particles less than 5 mm in length have been found everywhere because of plastic pollution –...

Nature favours creatures in largest and smallest sizes

Published: 10 May 2023

Surveying the body sizes of Earth’s living organisms, researchers from McGill University and University of British Columbia found that the planet’s biomass – the material that makes up all living...

Not so sweet after all: are candy-striped spiders a threat to ecosystems across North America?

Published: 19 April 2023

For years, pollinator declines have been a pressing issue for ecosystem health and food security in the face of climate change and human impacts on the environment. Even in their sleep, pollinating...

A second chance to protect wetlands

Published: 8 February 2023

Wetlands are among the most threatened ecosystems in the world. A new study, published in Nature, has found that the loss of wetland areas around the globe since 1700 has likely been overestimated....

Fossil discovery reveals complex ecosystems existed on Earth much earlier than previously thought

Published: 9 February 2023

About 250 million years ago, the Permian-Triassic mass extinction killed over 80 per cent of the planet's species. In the aftermath, scientists believe that life on earth was dominated by simple...

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