Are humans changing animal genetic diversity worldwide?

Published: 22 October 2019

Human population density and land use is causing changes in animal genetic diversity, according to researchers at McGill University....

Mapping international drug use by looking at wastewater

Published: 23 October 2019

Wastewater-based epidemiology is a rapidly developing scientific discipline with the potential for monitoring close to real-time, population-level trends in illicit drug use. By sampling a known...

Oil companies' ad spending: Driven by climate change legislation & media coverage

Published: 7 January 2020

Spending on advertising by major oil corporations has reached an all-time high over the past decade. In a recent paper in Climatic Change, researchers from McGill, Brown and Rutgers Universities...

Cities and their rising impacts on biodiversity - a global overview

Published: 9 December 2019

Cities and their rising impacts on biodiversity versity. To gain a clearer picture of the situation, an international group of scientists, including Professor Andrew Gonzalez from McGill’s Biology...

As rural China rapidly adopts clean energy, use of traditional wood and coal stoves persists

Published: 5 December 2019

Old habits are hard to break. A McGill-led study of replacement of traditional wood and coal burning stoves with clean energy in China suggests that, without a better understanding of the reasons...

Pollution from Athabasca oil sands affects weather processes

Published: 18 November 2019

Scientists have been looking at pollution affecting the air, land and water around the Athabasca Oil Sands for some time. After looking at contaminants in snow taken from up-to 25 km away from the...

Scientists identify key knowledge gaps in sustainability research

Published: 28 October 2019

The loss of biodiversity continues at an alarming rate despite decades of research and international policies setting out clear goals in the area. In an article published this week in Nature...

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