Tag Archives: climate change

York U Earth Day expert: What happens when climate changes takes our jobs?

TORONTO, April 20, 2017 – Climate change is affecting the livelihoods of thousands, but with Earth Day almost here, how is Canada responding to this emerging employment crisis? York University work and climate expert Carla Lipsig-Mummé believes more needs to be done. Carla Lipsig-Mummé, Professor of work and labour studies in the Faculty of Liberal […]

York U Earth Day experts: Are climate change policies and conservation enough?

TORONTO, April 19, 2017 – This year’s Earth Day theme touts the importance of teaching environmental and climate literacy. York University experts can discuss the success or failure of climate change policies and strategies, conservation and global environmental changes. Mark Winfield, Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies and co-chair of the Sustainable Energy Initiative, […]

York U Earth Day expert: Bee friendly tales from the garden

TORONTO, April 18, 2017 – With the approach of Earth Day, it’s time to starting thinking about outdoor spaces. A York University bee expert can suggest what to plant to attract pollinators and discuss why bees are important for sustainable agriculture. Sheila Colla, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, can comment on the […]

York U Earth Day experts: Boiling effect of climate change on Earth’s water and ice

TORONTO, April 17, 2017 – As the planet heats up, York University water experts can discuss the effects of climate change on fresh water lakes, invasive species, natural disaster management and Arctic ice, in the lead up to Earth Day, April 22. Usman Khan, Assistant Professor in the Lassonde School of Engineering, can talk about […]

Scat sniffer dogs tell York U researchers a lot about endangered lizards

TORONTO, January 31, 2017 – Dogs can be trained to find almost anything (people, drugs, weapons, poached ivory) but one York University researcher had them detect something a little unusual – the scat of endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizards. The scat detection dogs helped biology PhD student Alex Filazzola discover not only scat, but the importance […]

Climate change, species invasions harming popular native fish in Ontario lakes

TORONTO, September 29, 2016 – A popular recreational and commercial fish – the native walleye – is at risk of disappearing as invasions of the competitive, predatory smallmouth bass move into Ontario lakes, a new study from York University has found. Walleye fish populations are diminishing as climate change warms the waters allowing smallmouth bass […]

Melting ice sheet could expose frozen Cold War-era hazardous waste

TORONTO, Aug. 4, 2016 – Climate change is threatening to expose hazardous waste at an abandoned camp thought to be buried forever in the Greenland Ice Sheet, new research out of York University has found. Camp Century, a United States military base built within the Greenland ice sheet in 1959, doubled as a top-secret site […]