Environment

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

Published: 24May2022

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

Identifying Canada’s key conservation hot spots highlights problem

Published: 5Jan2021

To stop biodiversity loss, Canada recently committed to protecting 30% of its land and sea by 2030. But making conservation decisions about where to locate new protected areas is complicated. It...

Scientists warn of the social and environmental risks tied to the energy transition

Published: 3Dec2020

To meet the most ambitious 1.5º C climate goal requires a rapid phaseout of fossil fuels and mass use of renewables. However, new international research by McGill University and the Institute of...

Ice sheets on the move: how north and south poles connect

Published: 25Nov2020

Over the past 40,000 years, ice sheets thousands of kilometres apart have influenced one another through sea level changes, according to research published today in Nature. New modelling of ice...

Experts: The return of ‘Fridays for Future’

Published: 25Sep2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to overshadow most other topics in 2020, Canadian activists are joining demonstrators around the world to bring climate change back into the conversation....

RADIO-CANADA INTERNATIONAL | Environmental activists face high risk of violence and assassination: study

Published: 7Jul2020

Activists defending their communities and the surrounding environment against development of extractive industries and land grabs for agrarian use face high rates of criminalization, physical...

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