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Research shows lake ice may disappear across Northern Hemisphere due to climate change

Fresh drinking water and winter recreational activities would suffer TORONTO, January 28, 2019 – The iconic winter traditions of skating outdoors and ice fishing on a frozen lake could vanish across southern Canada and the Northern Hemisphere by the late 21st century thanks to climate change, according to new research led by a professor in […]

New online portal details how climate change will impact Ontario

TORONTO, December 5, 2018 ­– York University’s Laboratory of Mathematical Parallel Systems (LAMPS) is exploring how climate change will affect Ontario in a new online portal containing hundreds of thousands of data points, maps, graphs and predictions. The Ontario Climate Data Portal (OCDP), led by Huaiping Zhu, a professor of Mathematics & Statistics and Director of […]

A blooming shame – Japanese cherry trees indicator of global climate change

TORONTO, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – The much anticipated blooming of Toronto’s Sakura or Japanese cherry trees is expected to happen early- to mid-May, but these are more than just pretty flowers. Their blossoming times have been recorded by emperors, aristocrats and monks since the year 854, allowing York University researchers to better understand shifts […]

United Nations training students to fight pollution, climate change at York U

TORONTO, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 – With recent research showing more people die from pollution than infectious diseases, understanding global environmental challenges is increasingly important. York University students will have an opportunity to undergo United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Training on Thursday with a keynote speech by Jamil Ahmad, Deputy Director, United Nations Environment Program […]

Conference at Osgoode Professional Development examines climate change liability risk – for directors

TORONTO, October 16, 2017 – There are close to 700 climate change cases in the courts in the US and Canada today – and companies are feeling the heat. In recent months, Kinder Morgan Canada’s public offering of securities was challenged for using overly optimistic projections for the future demand for oil. Global “oil majors,” […]

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, […]