By 2500 earth could be alien to humans

Published: 13 October 2021

To fully grasp and plan for climate impacts under any scenario, researchers and policymakers must look well beyond the 2100 benchmark. Unless CO2 emissions drop significantly, global warming by...

Indigenous territories fight climate change

Published: 17 August 2021

In a recent study in PLOS ONE, researchers from 6 different countries, including Camilo Alejo and Catherine Potvin of the Department of Biology at McGill University, examined the importance of...

Tracking genetically modified animals

Published: 30 August 2021

McGill University researchers have discovered a new way to track genetically modified animals using the artificial transgenes they leave behind in the environment. The discovery provides a powerful...

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

Published: 27 August 2021

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: 12 August 2021

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...

Experts: Forest fires and smog

Published: 28 July 2021

More than 130 forest fires were burning in northwestern Ontario on Sunday, July 25, with Environment Canada issuing air quality statements for much of the region due to smoke. (CBC News)...

Songbirds and humans share some common speech patterns

Published: 22 June 2021

If you listen to songbirds, you will recognize repeated melodies or phrases. Each phrase is made up of distinct sounds, strung together. A study from researchers at McGill University has found that...

Arctic seabirds are less heat tolerant, more vulnerable to climate change

Published: 7 July 2021

The Arctic is warming at approximately twice the global rate. A new study led by researchers from McGill University finds that cold-adapted Arctic species, like the thick-billed murre, are...

Faecal records show Maya population affected by climate change

Published: 30 June 2021

A McGill-led study has shown that the size of the Maya population in the lowland city of Itzan (in present-day Guatemala) varied over time in response to climate change. The findings, published...

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