World’s most detailed database maps characteristics of Earth’s rivers and catchments

Published: 9 December 2019

Two researchers and friends from opposite ends of the Earth have created a world-first high spatial resolution atlas that maps the environmental characteristics of all the globe's rivers and...

Greater local earthworm diversity in temperate regions than in the tropics

Published: 24 October 2019

Surprisingly, in any single location, there are typically more earthworms and more earthworm species found in temperate regions than in the tropics, according to a study published this week in...

Abrupt shifts in Arctic climate projected

Published: 29 October 2019

Researchers from McGill University project that as the permafrost continues to degrade, the climate in various regions of the Arctic could potentially change abruptly, in the relatively near future...

Promising discovery could lead to a better, cheaper solar cell

Published: 31 October 2019

McGill University researchers have gained tantalizing new insights into the properties of perovskites, one of the world’s most promising materials in the quest to produce a more efficient, robust...

Government of Canada funds Collaborative Research to Clean Arctic Oil Spills

Published: 29 August 2019

Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice, Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament for LaSalle-Émard-Verdun, announced on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson,...

$5.5M support for new Canadian ecosystem service network

Published: 4 September 2019

Protecting Canada’s vast wealth of natural resources, which contribute significantly to our national economy, will depend on our ability to manage ecosystems and all the services they provide for...

Some plastic with your tea?

Published: 25 September 2019

A cup of tea may be a cure for rainy days, but the soothing cup of the brewed beverage may also come with a dose of micro- and nano-sized plastics shed from plastic bags, according to researchers...

Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life’s diversity

Published: 7 October 2019

The diversity of life is staggering. From microscopic algae to elephants, life has devised countless ways to thrive in every environment on the planet. But while biologists have tended to focus on...

Interactive map shows nature’s contributions to people

Published: 10 October 2019

Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. A wild bee buzzes through a farm, pollinating vegetables as it goes. Nearby, wetlands remove chemicals from the farm’s runoff...

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