Pollution

Melting snow contains a toxic cocktail of pollutants

Published: 4Apr2017

With spring finally here and warmer temperatures just around the corner, snow will slowly melt away, releasing us from the clutches of winter. However, that’s not the only thing that the melting...

Woodstoves are good for the soul, bad for the heart

Published: 27Feb2017

The risk of acute myocardial infarction for the elderly living in and around small cities is increased by air pollution caused by biomass burning from woodstoves.  ...

Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River

Published: 23Sep2014

A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered microplastics (in the form of polyethylene 'microbeads,' less than 2 mm in diameter) widely distributed across...