Tag Archives: environment

Earth Day 2021: York experts in environment and climate change available for interviews

TORONTO, April 20, 2021 — With Earth Day 2021 on the horizon, York University researchers in the areas of environment and climate change are available to discuss the world’s ecosystems, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking – the key elements of this year’s theme, Restoring Our Earth. Kathy Young is a geography professor in the […]

York U disaster management and emergency response expert available for comment on hurricane season during COVID-19

TORONTO, May 22, 2020 – The 2020 hurricane season will have above-average activity levels, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre. The Environment and Climate Change Canada agency provided the seasonal outlook this morning. “The late May outlook for this year’s hurricane season reminds us that despite our disaster attention span being consumed by COVID-19, like […]

Ozone-depleting chemical alternatives getting into our food and water

TORONTO, May 14, 2020 – An international environmental agreement to regulate the use of chemicals depleting the ozone layer may have inadvertently allowed higher levels of other harmful chemicals to flourish, new research co-led by York University and Environment and Climate Change Canada has found. The 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone […]

Hundreds of high school students to learn how to change their world

York University to host one of Canada’s largest youth environmental conferences TORONTO, October 15, 2019 – A love affair with big, gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs has meant Canadians drive the worst climate polluting vehicles in the world. In Ontario, transportation is the number one source of climate pollution, says Dianne Saxe. One of Canada’s most […]

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 […]

Warming Arctic lakes can create perfect conditions for mercury increases, York U study

TORONTO, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – Mercury can show up in pristine High Arctic environments from as far away as China, and as the Arctic warms, more of that mercury can find its way into lakes, endangering people and wildlife, a York University geography professor has found. “Mercury in certain forms is highly toxic to […]